Sunday, July 18, 2010

Origins of Chinese Tea and wine





Published by Asiapac Books Pte Ltd, this book "Origins of Chinese Tea and wine" attempts to examine Chinese tea and wine with extensive use of cartoons, pictures and illustrations.  All major aspects of chinese tea are explored and explained.  The stories and folk lore behind different types of tea are explained and illustrated.  Practical aspects like storage of tea, various tea customs, brewing and appreciation of tea are discussed and explained.  The other section of the box deals with Chinese wine, which I found to be equally fascinating as well.

You can see from the 2nd and 3rd pix (click for enlarged views) that the it is not tedious to read the contents and I can appreciate that the concise yet informative information about all things Chinese Tea was clearly explained and the reader can easily understand and be more aware of the intricacies of Chinese Tea.

I had purchased this book from a book Shop in Kuching, Sarawak last December and had cost me slightly less than US$5.

This 150 page book is a very enjoyable read.  The sections on  the origin of tea as well as the different tea customs in China was extremely well written and illustrated.  I recommend you grab a copy if you come across this book.  

1 comment:

Okuma said...

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