The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea

The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea

by Michael Harney

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The country’s leading connoisseur presents a comprehensive guide for developing your tea palate.

The Harney&Sons Guide to Tea transforms tea drinkers into tea experts. Written by one of the country’s leading tea professionals, The Harney&Sons Guide to Tea is an illuminating resource for tea drinkers interested in developing and refining their palate as well as their understanding of the complex agricultural, historical, and cultural significance of tea.

Drawing on his singular experience, Michael Harney masterly explores the full range of teas, revealing how each tea is distinctive, with a taste that derives from a precise combination of cultivation and production techniques, and influenced by the geography as well as its history. These lively profiles of diverse tea varieties—from delicate white tea to aged black puerh tea—include brewing instructions and vivid descriptions of the beverage scent, taste, and appearance; everything you need to become a connoisseur.

Tea has long been popular in the United States, but only recently have Americans treated this nuanced beverage with a deeper curiosity, more refined approach, and wider appetite. The Wall Street Journal reports that total U.S. tea sales are nearly four times what they were in 1990, and this growing population of discriminate consumers will celebrate the new vocabulary provided in The Harney&Sons Guide to Tea.

Unique in scope, candor, and accessibility, The Harney&Sons Guide to Tea will quickly become the classic reference and staple in the library of every serious tea drinker.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440642036
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/02/2008
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 637,692
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michael Harney has been the tea buyer and blender of Harney&Sons for twenty years. He travels to Asia and meets with tea producers from all the major tea countries looking for the season’s best teas. He graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. He lives with his wife and their three sons in Salisbury, Connecticut.

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Harney & Sons Guide to Tea 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a tea book with a new purpose: teaching you how to taste teas so you can have fun while choosing the teas you want to stock at home. The book also gives extremely useful information about a number of specific teas/tea categories: for example, did you know you can brew a single teaspoon of puerh tea up to 12 times if you do it right? This detail alone will save you the price of the book in nothing flat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic guide for all of us who've always enjoyed tea, but never bothered to become knowledgeable. . . guaranteed to improve your tea drinking experience
LadyJulee More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It is informative, even scholorly, yet easy to understand. And it has information on every tea I could possibly think of, and quite a few others beside! I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know about the tea they drink, or about tea they might want to try.
Chuck37 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Quite literally the best tea imaginable. These guys know their stuff, and they listen to their consumers. I give them five stars in every single aspect of their business.
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