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History, terroirs and varieties are indeed the bulk of the subject matter. It is written a simple and easy to understand manner without dumbing down the content. Each growing region is discussed in a pretty in depth way. You could easily write a book about each of them but I think they did a nice job of shrinking down the information. This book offers a little bit of something for every tea drinker, whether you are just starting out or if you've reached +Tea Geek status. I particularly loved the chemical analysis chapter towards the end. It provides the ultimate argument to give those who promote the health benefits of tea too heavily.
"..We think it wiser to advise the tea enthusiast to choose a tea according to taste and personal preference, giving first priority to sensory pleasure."All I can say is Amen to that! The final chapter is filled with delicious sounding tea infused recipes. All in all, I would definitely recommend this book for any tea lover. It would make a great gift.
You can find out more about this book here.