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Relaxing Your Mind With Tea

Tea is said to produce clarity and focus that helps soothe the mind and increase mental performance. Tea plants have demonstrable effects on brain waves, leading to a feeling of relaxation without causing drowsiness. Teas– including black, green, oolong, white, purple, and pu-erh– can all help fight symptoms of anxiety and stress. Check out the books below to learn more about the types of tea, its uses, and health effects. 

(Descriptions are taken from the publishers)

come for tea

Come for Tea : Favorite Recipes for Scones, Savories, and Sweets

Come for Tea features five menus for a variety of holidays, from Valentine’s Day to Christmas, along with expert tea pairings for each course. Those who wish to craft their own unique spread for a celebratory tea party will discover three sections flush with a range of recipes for scones, savories, and sweets, all of which can fit neatly on tiered stands. Whether you’re hosting a few of dear friends or inviting a crowd for tea, the more than 100 recipes in Come for Tea can be used for any number of festive occasions.

afternoon tea at home

Afternoon Tea at Home : Deliciously Indulgent Recipes for Sandwiches, Savouries, Scones, Cakes, and Other Fancies by Will Torrent

Arranged by season, and with extra chapters on a Classic afternoon tea and a Showstopper afternoon tea, Will showcases his no-nonsense approach to the techniques involved in patisserie, baking, chocolate work, and serving savory dishes. Beautifully illustrated and an invaluable source of inspiration, there are also six guest recipes from top restaurants and hotels: The Ritz; The Dorchester; The Gramercy Tavern; The Berkeley; Harrods; and Raymond Blanc’s Les Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.

history of tea

A History of Tea : The Life and Times of the World’s Favorite Beverage by Laura C. Martin

A History of Tea tells the compelling story of the rise of tea in Asia and its eventual spread to the West and beyond. From the tea houses of China’s ancient Tang Dynasty (618-907) to the tea ceremonies developed by Japanese Zen Buddhist monks, to the current social issues faced by tea growers in India and Sri Lanka- this fascinating book explores the complex history of this universal drink. It illuminates the industries and traditions that have developed as tea spread throughout the world and it explains how tea is transformed into the many varieties that people drink each day.

healthy matcha cookbook

The Healthy Matcha Cookbook : Energizing and Lean Green Tea-Inspired Dishes by Miryam Quinn-Doblas

The health benefits of matcha powder far exceed those of green tea in drink form. The more than sixty recipes in this cookbook are easy to prepare and feature fresh, high-quality ingredients that aim to incorporate matcha powder, a powerful antioxidant, into the diet. This cookbook will take each reader on a healthy cooking journey with 60+ foolproof recipes.

history of the world in 6 glasses

A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history. Throughout human history. certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. This book tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

how to make tea

How to Make Tea: The Science Behind the Leaf by Brian Keating

In How to Make Tea, tea experts Brian Keating and Kim Long will teach you everything you need to know to make your desired cup. We’ve been drinking tea for thousands of years, yet few of us realize that all tea types—from elegant lapsang to pungent pu-erh—come from the same plant. But how are there so many different styles? It comes down to science.

growing your own tea garden

Growing Your Own Tea Garden: The Guide to Growing and Harvesting Flavorful Teas in Your Backyard by Jodi Helmer (also available as an ebook)

Discover how to grow the full range of herbal infusions that make wonderful teas, from flowering chamomile and lavender to chicory roots, rose hips, lemon verbena, peppermint, aromatic bergamot and more. Jodi shows you how to harvest, dry and store your tea to enjoy all year long, along with brewing tips and creative recipes.

tea culture

Tea Culture: History, Traditions, Celebrations, Recipes & More by Beverly Dubrin (ebook)

Pour a cup, open the covers….this is your cup of tea! Tea for two, tea for three…tea for more! Hot or cold, sweetened or black, alcoholic or herbal, caffeinated or decaf: the drink may be ancient, but tea culture is trendy. More and more people are discovering the elegance, versatility, downright good taste, and even the health benefits of this delicious beverage.

tea tony gelbley

Tea: A User’s Guide by Tony Gebely (ebook)

Tea: A User’s Guide is the most up-to-date and factual guide to specialty tea. This volume presents an extensively peer-reviewed framework for navigating the world of tea whether you are just embarking on your tea journey or whether you have been drinking tea your entire life.

tea drink that changed the world

Tea: The Drink that Changed the World by Laura C. Martin (ebook)

This book is a fascinating history of tea and the spreading of tea throughout the world. Camellia sinensis, commonly known as tea, is grown in tea gardens and estates around the world. A simple beverage, served either hot or iced, tea has fascinated and driven us, calmed and awoken us, for well over two thousand years. The most extensive and well presented tea history available, Tea: The Drink that Changed the World tells of the rich legends and history surrounding the spread of tea throughout Asia and the West, as well as its rise to the status of necessity in kitchens around the world.

tea matthew metzger

Tea by Matthew J. Metzger (ebook)

John only went into the cafe to have a brew and wait out the storm. He didn’t expect to find love at the same time. And it really is love at first sight. Chris is like nobody John’s ever known, and John is caught from the start. All he wants, from that very first touch, is to never let go.

go girl guide to perfect tea

Kailin Gow’s Go Girl Guide to The Perfect Cup: Tea Guide by Kailin Gow (ebook)

Join Kailin Gow, host of The Perfect Cup travel and food show, as she explores the world of Tea. Coming from a tea plantation family, Kailin Gow gives the rundown of the different types of teas, origins of the teas, and the transformative and sometimes super healing abilities of tea, which have made this drink the most popular drink throughout time, besides water.

way of tea

The Way of Tea: Health, Harmony, and Inner Calm by Aaron Fisher (ebook)

In this book, readers will learn more about all aspects of tea–from the practical to the spiritual–and how they can implement the accompanying ancient traditions into their modern life.

book of tea

The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo (ebook)

Now with a new foreword and new photographs! This classic work by Okakura Kakuzo has inspired many generations of readers by illuminating the underlying spirit and message of the venerable Japanese tea masters. The Book of Tea doesn’t focus on the tea ceremony itself, but rather on the Zen Buddhist philosophy behind it.

tea time may jun 2023

TeaTime May/June 2023 (magazine) 

Each page of this publication features stunning photography, easy-to-follow recipes, techniques for creating beautiful, artisan baked goods, and endless inspiration for home bakers. Discover the world’s best bakeries, essential bread recipes such as brioche and rye, products that should be in every baker’s pantry, new cookbooks, and more.

Hongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

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