The Edible Series: Tea: A Global History

Editor/Author Saberi, Helen
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Reaktion Books

Single-User Purchase Price: $37.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $55.50
ISBN: 978-1-86-189776-3
Category: Food, Drink, Nutrition
Image Count: 69
Book Status: Available
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In Tea food historian Helen Saberi explores this rich and fascinating history. Saberi looks at the economic and social uses of tea, such as its use as a currency during the Tang dynasty; its role in American independence at the Boston Tea Party; afternoon tea drunk by the British in India; and the 1913 creation of a tea dance or The Dansant that combined tea with tango.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1 What is Tea?
  • 2 China
  • 3 Japan, Korea and Taiwan
  • 4 Caravans and Mediterranean Shores
  • 5 Tea Comes to the West
  • 6 India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia
  • 7 Tea Today and Tomorrow
  • Recipes
  • What gives tea its flavour and aroma?
  • To Make Tea
  • Moroccan Tea
  • Iced Tea
  • Tea Cups and Punches
  • Eliza Acton's The Regent's, or George The Fourth's, Punch
  • Tea Cup
  • Spiced Tea
  • Tea as a flavouring: Chinese Tea Eggs
  • Shrimps in Dragon Well Tea
  • O-chazuke
  • Lemon and Rose Tea Jelly
  • Green Tea Ice Cream
  • Jasmine Tea Sorbet
  • Tea Loaf
  • Tea Cup Trifle
  • Glossary
  • Select Bibliography
  • Websites and Associations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Photo Acknowledgements