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5000 years of Tea, a Pictorial Companion
by Derek Maitland
Hong Kong: CFW Publications, Ltd., 130 Connaught Road Central, 1982

Delightful coffee table book, nice illustrations, much information about the history of tea. 143 pages.

The Little Tea Book Online

A Basis for Tea Selection
by C. P. Cohen Stuart
Buitenzorg Research Station, Indonesia, 1919.

A Decent Cup of Tea
by Malachi McCormick
Clarkson Potter, New York, 1991
ISBN#: 0-517-58462-X

A very personal book written by a person in search of a decent cup of tea. "We can survive functional illiteracy or shattered windows of vulnerability, but not the demise of The Decent Cup of Tea." Contains the usual facts, history etc, but should be read because of the authors very boldly stated opinions.
80 pages

James Norwood Pratt's Tea Dictionary
by Lesley Mackley

Can be ordered from Boyers Coffee Company ($10.95)

A History of Assam.
by Sir Edward Albert Gait
Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta, 1906.

Sir Edward Albert Gait (1863--1950)

A History of the Indian Tea Industry
by Sir Percival Griffiths
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1967.

A Hundred Years of Ceylon Tea, 1867-1967
by D M Forrest
Chatto and Windus, 40 William IV Street, London, W.C.2.

320 pages
Very British, huge bibliography

A Journey to the Tea Countries of China
Read online: https://archive.org/details/ajourneytoteaco00unkngoog

by Robert Fortune

A kipper with my tea : selected food essays / Alan Davidson
by Davidson , Alan
Macmillan London, 1988. - 274 s. : ill.

A Little English Book of Teas
by Rosa Mashiter,

A little tea, a little chat
by Christina Stead
London : Virago, 1981. - 394 s.
Virago modern classics

With a new introduction by Hilary Bailey

The Ultimate Guide to Chinese Tea (Bret Hinsch)
We believe this is possibly the best introductory book out on Chinese-style tea appreciation./em>

A Proper Tea
by Joanna Isles
Published by Johnson Editions Ltd.

A spot of tea
by Linda Wexler

Subtitle: The California guide to afternoon tea : includes Nevada, Oregon, Washington & British Columbia /

A Spot Of Tea", The West Coasts Guide To Afternoon Teas
by Linda R Wexler
Chelsea Street Prooductions, 1997
ISBN#: 1888230029

A Time For Tea
by Jason Scott Goodwin

The history of tea told as a travelogue. He travels from Hong Kong into China, then onto India to visit Darjeeling, and then back to London. Lots of information on the history and movement of tea.

All about Tea
by William H. Ukers
Tea & Coffee Trade Journal co., Whitestone, New York, 2 volumes, 1935.

The complete bible of tea information (up until 1935, that is)

All the Tea in China
by Kit Chow & Ione Kramer

The book on Chinese tea for western people. Long descriptions of the 50 most popular teas in China, plus history, maps, charts, tables, lists of names in different languages. Somewhat like a non biographical updating of "The Chinese Art of Tea." The availability of quality tea in America has changed over the last 10 years and this is reflected in this book. It has updated mail order lists. Some export statistics on China tea can be found on page xv.

The Way of Tea (Aaron Fisher)

This is a beautifully written and thoughtful book about tea appreciation from a more spiritual perspective. Written by Aaron Fisher (aka "Wu De"), a tea aficionado living in Miao Li, Taiwan. Check out his site Global Tea Hut to support this outstanding non-profit organization dedicated to the sharing of tea and tea education.

An account of the cultivation and manufacture of tea in China
by Samuel Ball
New York : Garland Pub., 1980. - xix, 382 s.,tav. : ill.

Optryk efter udgave fra 1848

Art, Tea, and Industry: Masuda Takashi and the Mitsui Circle.
by C.M. Guth.
Princeton University Press (1993)

Cloth: 248 pages. 0-691-03206-8 $29.95
Cloth in UK: L23.00; in Europe: $34.50
In this illustrated book Christine Guth examines the intimate relationship between art collecting, the tea ceremony, and business through the activities of Masuda Takashi (1848-1938), the highly charismatic director of the Mitsui conglomerate whose opulent life and passionate pursuit of art continue to influence new generations of aspiring business magnates in Japan. An elaborate social ritual in which the worlds of business and art collecting intersected, the tea ceremony guided Masuda in amassing the finest collection of Sino-Japanese art in the early Japanese industrial era. Guth's exploration of his aesthetic ideas deepens our understanding of not only the formation of the canon of Japanese art but also the role of art in the ideology of early modern Japan.
At a time when there were few art museums in Japan and Japanese art was becoming internationally known, Masuda's tea gatherings functioned as a salon where his colleagues, other collectors, and art dealers could view, discuss, and handle works of art. Under his influence, art collecting and mastery of the tea ceremony became integral parts of the business training and activities of Mitsui executives. Masuda's collection was rich in calligraphy, ink painting, lacquer, and ceramics, but it was especially noted for its Buddhist painting and sculpture. These works, which were dispersed after World War II, are now in museums and private collections throughout Japan and the United States.
Christine M. E. Guth received her Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Harvard University. She is the author of Shinzo: Hachiman Imagery and Its Development (Harvard) and coauthor, with Julia Meech, of Japanese Prints from the Matsukata Collection (Rutgers).

Culinary Tea (Cynthia Gold):

What a fine collection of recipes and information on the historical and contemporary uses of tea as food. Cynthia Gold inspires not only the reader to try tea in new ways as an ingredient in dishes, but also invites chefs around the world to reignite the passion for tea as food and to take it in new directions. As such, Cynthia contributes much to the growing information on tea and tea culture around the world. Here is a more in-dephth review of Culinary Tea by Bon Teavant.

Cha ching. The classic of tea.
by Lu, Yu
Boston, Little, Brown [1974] 1st ed.
ISBN#: 0316534501.

The author died in 804.
Translated and introduced by Francis Ross Carpenter and illustrated by Demi Hitz.
x, 177 p. illus. 22 cm.
NOTE Translation of Cha ching.
SUBJECT Tea --Early works to 1800.
Tea --China --History.

Cha-No-Yu, Japanernas Teceremoni
by Ida Trotzig
P.A.Norstedt and Soner, Stockholm.

Cha-No-Yu, Tea Cult of Japan
by Yasunosuke Fukukita
Maruzen Company, Tokyo, 1932.

Cha-No-Yu, The Japanese Tea Ceremony
by A.L.Sadler
J.L.Thompson & Co., Ltd. Kobe, Japan.
Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, Ltd., London.

Chado : the Japanese way of tea;
by Soshitsu Sen
1. ed. New York : Weatherhill, 1979. - xiii, 186 s. : ill.

Translated and edited by Masuo Yamaguchi .. et al.

Chemistry and Application of Green Tea
by T. Yamamoto
CRC Press Inc., 1996
ISBN#: 0849340063

Coffee & Tea Calendar Cookbook
by No apparent author
Culinary Collections

Can be ordered from Boyers Coffee Company ($10.95)

Coffee, tea, mate, methylxanthines and methylglyoxal Free PDF Read online
by IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risks to Humans
Lyon : IARC, 1991. - 513 s.

IARC monographs on the evaluation of the carcinogenic risks to humans ; 51
This publication represents the views and expert opinions of an IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, which met in Lyon, 27 February to 6 March 1990

Cup of Tea / Treasures for Tea Time
by Geraldine Holt
Pavilion Books, 1991
ISBN#: 1851455523

Das Buch vom Tee
by Okakura Kakuzo

Das Paradies, der Geschmack und die Vernunft : eine Geschichte der Genussmittel
by Wolfgang Schivelbusch
Mynchen : Hanser, 1980. - 247 s. : ill.

French Tea, The Pleasures of the Table
by Carole Manchester
Hearst Books an affiliate of William Morrow and Co., Inc. 1350 Avenue of the Americas New York NY 10019
ISBN#: 0-688-11355-9

$17.00 hardcover

Gender and class in the tea estates of Cameroon
by No apparent author
Avebury Publishing Co.Ltd., 1996
ISBN#: 1859723551

Golden Tips
by H W Cave
Sampson, Low Marston, London, 1900.

Green gold : the political economy of China's post-1949 tea industry
by Dan M. Etherington and Keith Forster
Hong Kong : Oxford University Press, 1993. - 270 s. : ill.

Green gold : the political economy of China's post-1949 tea industry
by Etherington, Dan M.
Hong Kong ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.

Grøn te for sundhed og vitalitet
by Dr. Jörg Zittlau
ISBN#: 8778571774

Gunpowder Gardens
by Jason Scott Goodwin

The history of tea told as a travelogue. He travels from Hong Kong into China, then onto India to visit Darjeeling, and then back to London. Lots of information on the history and movement of tea.
Also published under the title: "A Time For Tea"

Guppies for tea
by Marika Cobbold
London : Black Swan, 1994. - 286 s.


Harvesting mountains : Fujian and the China tea trade, 1757-1937
by Robert Gardella
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1994. - 259 s., tav : ill.

Having Tea
by Tricia Foley
Potter, 1986
ISBN#: 0-517-56007-0

Recipes and table settings

How Ceylon Tea is Grown and Marketed
by Anonymous
Ceylon Tea Centre, New edition, 1966.

Improving cash crops in Africa : factors influencing the productivity of cotton, coffee, and tea grown by smallholders
by Stephen J. Carr
Washington : World Bank, 1993. - 58 s.
World Bank technical paper ; 216

L-Theanine, The Relaxation Amino Acid Paperback – 2011 by PhD, CNC Billie J Sahley

Learn about green tea and Theanine, a new amino acid. Theanine produces alpha waves in the brain that puts you into a relaxed state like deep meditation without drowsiness. Green tea has been used in the orient for thousands of years. Now science is catching up with the Orient in documented research showing the importance and diversity of green tea and theanine. This book contains the latest research to give you the most up-to-date information for your health. Dr. Sahley spent over a year studying the research and writing this concise, yet informative book.

Jane Pettigrew's tea-time : a complete collection of traditional recipes
by Jane Pettigrew
London : Dorling Kindersley, 1986. - 144 s., tav. : ill.

Japanese Arts and the Tea Ceremony
by Tatsusaburo Hayashiya, Masuo Nakamura, Seizo Hayashiya
Weatherhill/Heibonsha. 1st edition 1974, 2nd printing 1980.
ISBN#: 0-8348-1025-5

Describes the world of art that has grown around the cult of tea. 188 pages, very beautiful, nothing about tea, though.

Le Bon Usage du Thé, du Caffe et du Chocolat
by Nicolas de Blegni
Lyon 1687

Leaves from the Lipton logs
by Sir Thomas Lipton
Hutchinson, London, 1931.

Michael Smith's Afternoon tea : the complete book of Britain's tea-time treats
by Smith , Michael
London : Macmillan, 1986. - 304 s.

Perfect cup of tea
by Ross
Chronicle Books, 1995
ISBN#: 0811807053

Taking Tea with Clarice Cliff/Leonard Griffin
by Clarice Cliff/Leonard Griffin

The designs of Clarice Cliff are among the most striking and collectable ceramics produced in the 20th century. Angular and uncompromising, embellished in strident primary colors, they were a sensation when they appeared in the 1920s, capturing the spirit of the Art Deco movement. Her teaware is as sought after today as it was then, her most collected designs, such as her Bizarre ware, commanding high prices. This beautifully photographed book evokes the mood of the Art Deco era as it conveys the enormous charm and range of Cliff's work in china tea services. It offers a complete record of her teaware designs as well as a fascinating look at her life and work. Pavilion Books, London
ISBN#: 1-85793-925-5

5 Star rated on Amazon

Taking Tea, The Essential guide to Brewing, Serving, and Entertaining with Teas from Around the World
by Andrea Israel with Original Recipes by Pamela Mitchell

Somewhat less grandiose than its title (especially for someone who has other tea books), but it contains interesting recipes for the meal Tea. Almost more of a cookbook than a guide to tea.

Talking of Tea
by Gervas Huxley
Thames & Hudson, London, 1956.

Interesting account of the history of tea. Gives a good outline of the important role of the British East India Company.

by Thomas Eden
Longmans Green, London, 1958.

Tea & Coffee: a modern view of 300 years of tradition
by Edward Bramah
London, Hutchinson & Co, 1972

168 pages, 65 photo illustrations, including 1 colour plate. 7-page index.
facsims., maps, ports. 25 cm. Illustrations on lining papers. Bibliography: p. 161.
Many diagrams/drawings. The author is an ex-coffee- and tea trader. Offers interesting insight into the trade. Mostly about tea, but deals with interesting coffee-related info, like the coffee house boom of the 1950's, etc.

Tea - The Eyelids of Bodhidharma
by Eelco Hesse
Prism Press (Trans), Pbk

The title refers to one of the legends of the origin of tea.

Tea : cultivation to consumption
by K. C. Willson and M. N. Clifford (editors)
London : Chapman and Hall, 1992. - 769 s. : ill.
ISBN#: ISBN 0 412 33850 5 (English)
ISBN 0 442 231419 1 (USA)

Tea and taste : the Glasgow tea rooms 1875-1975
by Perilla Kinchin
Wendlebury : White Cockade, c1991. - 207 s. : ill.v

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