<p><b>Soothe the body, mind, spirit, and senses—with tea</b> <p><i>Tea For Dummies </i>is your guide to enjoying the delicate flavors and health benefits of the world’s second most popular beverage. This book helps novices and connoisseurs alike step confidently into the vast, versatile world of tea. Learn which teas are right for you and brew the perfect cup. We’ll also look at the research on tea’s benefits, including lower blood pressure, reduced stress, lessened risk of cancer and cognitive decline, and easier weight management. Where is tea grown? How is it processed? What’s the best way of incorporating tea into a healthy lifestyle? How is tea enjoyed around the world? Dummies answers all your tea questions, so you can enjoy every sip. <ul> <li>Learn the basics of tea production and preparation</li> <li>Discover the varieties of tea and get to know their effects</li> <li>Develop a deep knowledge of tea to enhance the experience of drinking or serving it</li> <li>Maximize the mental and physical health benefits of herbal and caffeinated teas</li></ul><p>This compendium of tea wisdom is perfect for anyone looking for a deeper enjoyment and appreciation of tea. We’ll help you figure out where to start with tea, and if you’re already part of the tea fan club, we’ll inspire and fascinate you even more.
<p>Introduction 1</p> <p><b>Part 1: Getting Started with Tea 5</b></p> <p>Chapter 1: It’s Time for Tea 7</p> <p>Chapter 2: Tea for You, Tea for Me 13</p> <p>Chapter 3: From Garden to Cup 25</p> <p><b>Part 2: Talking about Different Types of Tea 39</b></p> <p>Chapter 4: Black Tea 41</p> <p>Chapter 5: Green Tea 53</p> <p>Chapter 6: Oolong (Wulong) Tea 63</p> <p>Chapter 7: White Tea 69</p> <p>Chapter 8: Other Teas 75</p> <p>Chapter 9: Herbal Teas 83</p> <p>Chapter 10: Drinking Tea Like an Expert 91</p> <p><b>Part 3: Getting Curious about Caffeine 113</b></p> <p>Chapter 11: Caffeine: Tempest in a Teacup? 115</p> <p>Chapter 12: Less Is Not Always More — Decaffeinated Tea 133</p> <p><b>Part 4: Spilling the Tea about Health Benefits 139</b></p> <p>Chapter 13: Tea and Its Powerful Antioxidants 141</p> <p>Chapter 14: Investigating the Health Benefits of Tea 149</p> <p>Chapter 15: Investigating the Health Benefits of Herbal Tea 167</p> <p><b>Part 5: My Cup of Tea — Around the World 183</b></p> <p>Chapter 16: Exploring Tea-Producing Regions of the World 185</p> <p>Chapter 17: Embracing Age-Old Traditions and Ceremonies 195</p> <p>Chapter 18: Insight into the Tea Industry 207</p> <p><b>Part 6: Let’s Have Tea — In the Kitchen, at the Bar 217</b></p> <p>Chapter 19: Cooking and Baking with Tea 219</p> <p>Chapter 20: Tea and Food Pairing 249</p> <p>Chapter 21: Tea Mixology 257</p> <p><b>Part 7: The Part of Tens 285</b></p> <p>Chapter 22: Ten Plus Things to Do with Tea That You Don’t Like 287</p> <p>Chapter 23: More Than Ten Myths about Tea 291</p> <p>Glossary 297</p> <p>Index 305</p>
<p><b>Lisa McDonald </b>is one of a handful of European-trained tea sommeliers in the U.S. and the owner of TeaHaus in Ann Arbor, MI (teahaus.com), an acclaimed tea shop where customers can find over 200 varieties of tea. <p><b>Jill Rheinheimer,</b> an editor and graphic designer, writes a research-based blog about all things tea (ItsMoreThanTea.wordpress.com) as well as educational and marketing material for TeaHaus.
<p><b>Steep yourself in tea knowledge</b> <p>Tea is pretty amazing! <i>Tea For Dummies</i> will show you just how amazing it is with a complete introduction to this popular beverage. You will learn where tea is grown, how it is processed, and how to brew the perfect cup. When you discover its complexities and nuances, your appreciation and enjoyment of tea will go from having a cup of tea to having an experience with every sip. <p><b>Inside… <ul><li>Discovering all the types of tea</li> <li>Choosing the right tea for you</li> <li>Brewing tea like a pro </li> <li>Maximizing your tea experience</li> <li>Investigating health benefits</li> <li>Tea rituals around the world</li> <li>Fascinating facts about tea</li> <li>Tea in the kitchen and cocktails</li></b></ul>
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