Discover the best books on tea to get you one step closer to being a tea expert. Take a look at my picks plus recommendations from fellow tea bloggers.
Books About Tea
Good tea books are essential to learning about the basics of tea.
The history, the different types of tea, and how they’re processed are all things to learn when starting to understanding tea.
There’s a ton to learn and it’s hard to figure out where to start. A good tea book will organize all the overwhelming information into one easy-to-read guide.
What to Look for When Buying a Tea Book
Accurate information The tea books selected are all books from people that are well-established and trusted in the tea industry.
Lots of photos or illustrations I’m not looking for dense textbook but rather an easy-to-follow guide into tea with lots of photos and illustrations to help me see what’s being described.
Easy to skim I use these books as a tea resource so I need to be able to find the information I need quickly and easily. I look for books that are well laid out and easy to flip through to get the information.
On her blog, Georgia writes: World of Tea is Pettigrew's 18th book and her longest at 434 pages. Pettigrew's writing is anything but dry so don't worry that you'll be treated to a dull read about the world of tea.
You could approach the book as a lively reference and use the excellent Table of Contents or Index to guide your journey.