1.THE TEA BOOK (DK, 2015, 224 pages, ISBN 978-1-4654-3606-1, $22 US hard covers) is by Linda Gaylard, a Canadian certified tea sommelier. She does a lot of international writing and lecturing as well as her blog www.theteastylist.com. She explores 16 of the most important tea-growing regions after a primer section on definitions, infusions, and tisanes. Next she has about 100 recipes, divided by type of tea: green, iced, white, oolong, kombucha, black masala – 11 in all. She concludes with specific features on tea cultures around the world. It is a nice all-purpose tea book, great for new tea lovers, and perfect (and affordable) for students. Well-illustrated too. Preparations have their ingredients listed in avoirdupois measurements, but there is no table of metric equivalents.
Audience and level of use: beginners, students.
Some interesting or unusual recipes/facts:
The downside to this book: could have more depth.
The upside to this book: basic text for students.
Quality/Price Rating: 90.