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[caption id="attachment_323" align="alignleft" width="183" caption="Tea Dictionary by James Norwood Pratt"][/caption] by JT Herself As many of you know, I was sucked into the world of loose leaf tea 6 years ago on an incredibly fun trip to Chicago.  Since that time, I have read countless books on tea cultivation, tea history, tea fiction and anything else I could get my hands on that was tea related.  Since launching Joy's Teaspoon, I have spent four wonderful evenings at my local library hosting tea tasting events.  The combination just feels so natural to me...tea and books!  Over the years, I have compiled an extensive list of tea related titles and my local librarian, Joan, whom I think rocks, provided me with a list of resources offered in her library!  It got me thinking that a list like this would come in quite handy for others, like myself, who enjoy knowing a little more about the leaf...or at least are entertained by it!  Check out your local library, local used book store, web-based book sharing sites or visit Amazon.com.  Please feel free to send over your suggestions, recommendations or comments on any of the books below!   
  • A Cup of Tea: A Novel of 1917 by Amy Ephron 
  • A Social History of Tea by Jane Pettigrew
  • Afternoon Tea by Jane Pettigrew
  • The Ancient Tea Horse Road: Travels with the Last of the Himalayan Muleteers by Jeff Fuchs
  • Blood Orange Brewing by Laura Childs
  • Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura
  • Chamomile Mourning by Laura Childs
  • Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs
  • Dragonbell Dead by Laura Childs
  • The English Breakfast Murder by Laura Childs
  • For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History by Sarah Rose
  • Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs
  • Herbal teas:  more than 60 soothing recipes by Richard Craze
  • The Jasmine Moon Murder by Laura Childs
  • Liquid Jade:  The Story of Tea From East to West by Beatrice Hohenegger
  • Meditations with Tea by Diana Rosen
  • New Tastes in Green Tea: A Novel Flavor for Familiary Drinks, Dishes and Desserts by Mutsuko Tokunaga
  • The New Tea CompanionL A Guide to Teas Throughout the World by Jane Pettigrew and Bruce Richardson
  • New Tea Lover's Treasury by James Norwood Pratt
  • Oolong Dead by Laura Childs
  • The Pleasures of Tea:  recipes and rituals by Kim Waller
  • Three Cups of Tea by Gren Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
  • Scones and Bones by Laura Childs
  • Serendipitea:  a guide to the varieties, origins, and rituals of tea  by Tomislav Podreka
  • Seven Deadly Samovars by Morgan St. James
  • Shades of Earl Grey by Laura Childs
  • The Silver Needle Murder by Laura Childs
  • The Story of Tea:  a cultural history and drinking guide by Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss
  • Taking Time for Tea by Diana Rosen
  • Tea by Jane Pettigrew
  • Tea:  A Novel by Stacey D’Erasmo
  • Tea and Infusions by Jane Pettigrew
  • Tea and Taste: The Visual Language of Tea by Tania M. Buckrell Pos
  • Tea Dictionary by James Norwood Pratt
  • The Tea Drinker's Handbook by Francois-Xavier Delmas, Mathias Minet and Christine Barbaste
  • The Tea House on Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens
  • Tea & Infusions:  A Connoisseur’s Guide by Jane Pettigrew
  • Tea Party:  20 Themed Parties with Recipes for Every Occasion by Tracy Stern with Christie Matheson
  • Tea with Jane Austen by Kim Wilson and Tom Carpenter
  • The Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs
  • Traditional TeaTime Recipes by Jane Pettigrew


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  • Joan on

    Oh, lovely, lovely list. I’m taking this to work to see if we have any of the others at other Henderson Libraries branches. Thanks for the shout-out! :)

  • Sarah on

    I like the Laura Childs Tea Shop Mystery series. It is not heavy reading but the characters are cute and memorable and the plots twist an turn just enough to keep you guessing. I am super excited to check out the Social History of Tea (I am hoping it is Zinn-esque) and the Tea Party book seems right up my crafting alley!

    Awesome!


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