Author(s): LisaBoalt Richardson
It's a beverage, a commodity, a ceremony, a meal, a spiritual encounter, a connector of people, a drink of peace, a pick-me-up, a comforter and a way of life for many. As tea continues to rise in popularity, this comprehensive guide explores the celebrated beverage through the eyes of a certified tea specialist. From its sometimes murky origins to today's wide range of tea ceremonies, Lisa Boalt Richardson delves into the world of tea to create a fresh and accessible package for tea rookies and gurus alike. With tips for shopping, storing, steeping and tasting, plus advice for using tea in pairings, cooking, cocktails and home health remedies, this fascinating read is everyone's cup of tea.
Lisa is globally known for her expertise in tea. She is one of the first people in the world to be awarded the Certified Tea Specialist title. A former president of the Southern Association of Tea Businesses, she arranged to liason with the World Tea Expo to increase visibility. She consults and volunteers in the tea industry and is a public speaker. She is the author of two books: Tea with a Twist-Entertaining and Cooking with Tea, as well as The World in Your Teacup-Celebrating Tea Traditions Near and Far, both from Harvest House.