THE TEA ENTHUSIAST’S HANDBOOK: A Guide to the World’s Best Teas
by Mary Lou and Robert J. Heiss
Contact: Kara Van de Water
In this authoritative guide, veteran tea professionals Mary Lou and Robert Heiss provide decades of expertise on understanding tea and its origins, the many ways to buy tea, and how to explore and enjoy the six classes of tea (green, yellow, white, oolong, black, and Pu-erh). Additional advice on steeping the prefect cup, storing and aging tea at home, alongside a gallery of more than thirty-five individual teas with tasting notes and descriptions make THE TEA ENTHUSIAST’S HANDBOOK a singular source of both practical information and rich detail about this fascinating beverage.
About the Author
Mary Lou and Robert J. Heiss have been premium tea retailers since 1974. They are adventurous tea trekkers and food and travel writers, and they also present educational tea workshops and tastings around the country. They are the coauthors of The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide and Hot Drinks. Mary Lou is also the author of Green Tea. When not traveling to source tea for their shop Tea Trekker, the Heisses make their home in Western Massachusetts where Robert’s lively food radio program ‘Off the Burner’ can be heard each Saturday morning from 9:30 – 10 AM ET on WHMP1400 AM/96.9 FM. Find out more about Mary Lou and Bob by visiting their website: www.teatrekker.com.