Friday, August 26, 2011

New Tastes in Green Tea by Mutsuko Tokunaga

New Tastes in Green Tea: A Novel Flavor for Familiar Drinks, Dishes, and DessertsThe first thing that I noticed about this book was the incredible photographs. The second was the recipes, which all sound absolutely delicious. I have a habit of throwing matcha into just about everything so it was good to get some inspiration. This book was a fairly quick read but covered  a lot of ground. The author touches on the history of tea in general, how it is grown and processed as well as how to prepare a perfect cup. She also gives in depth information on the many different types of green tea (mostly the Japanese varieties).

Reading this book made me want to immediately preheat the oven and whip out the blender. I will definitely be trying several of the recipes featured soon. It is rare to find a book focused on a  single type of tea but it works very well here. It would be interesting if someone did a similar series on each type of tea. This book is great for the green tea obsessed but would also be a great read for the general tea lover. I ordered my copy from Den's Tea but you can also find it on Amazon and other book sellers.