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Modern Tea: A Fresh Look at an Ancient Beverage

Modern Tea: A Fresh Look at an Ancient Beverage

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Author Lisa Richardson is not related to Elmwood owners Bruce & Shelley Richardson but we have considered her as part of our extended tea family ever since she consulted with us years ago as she began her tea studies. We are happy to introduce her latest book, published by Chronicle, to our retail audience.

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 Boalt Richardson's Modern Tea is a wonderful guide for both the tea novice and the tea aficionado. And when it comes to the deep science behind tea and health, one finds a discussion that is accurate but easy for all to understand. For learning how to make the perfect cup, enjoy its varying and delicious nuances, and pair it with favorite foods, Modern Tea is an authoritative resource."

- Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, Tufts University, Chair of the International Tea and Health Symposium

Bruce Richardson (left) Lisa Richardson (right)

Bruce Richardson (left) and Lisa Richardson (right) at the International Tea & Health Symposium in Washington DC.

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