I admit it, I’m addicted to books about tea. I’ve been on a real shopping/reading spree lately and one of the books I recently finished was this collection of essays put together by the same tea that brought us The Meaning of Tea. I was really excited to dig in as I recognized many of the writers involved. Some of the essays were extremely engaging and thoughtful. I particularly enjoyed the ones by James Norwood Pratt and Eliah Halpenny/Cam Muir. Unfortunately there were quite a few that I found to be rather boring and directionless.
As a whole, the book was not a cohesive collection but more of a mish mosh of many different things. Perhaps it was put together in a bit of a rush because I found several errors as well. I’m a bit nitpicky, so things like typos really glare out at me. It’s important to keep in mind that this just my personal opinion and other readers may not feel the same way about it. I still think that this book is worth reading for any tea lover. It would just be better to consume it in bits and pieces rather than all at once. Do you have a new favorite tea book that I might not have read yet? Let me know in the comments!
You can find out more about this book here.