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James Norwood Pratt is one of the world's leading authorities on tea and tea lore. The first edition of this book, published a generation ago, is a classic that sparked a tea renaissance in America that is still growing today. No one is more knowledgeable or passionate when it comes to tea, and nearly twenty years of devoted exploration inform this greatly amplified and updated edition. Hard cover, 210 pages, 12 color photographs, personally signed by Mr. Pratt. Some of the topics covered in this highly-entertaining and enlightening book are:
James Norwood Pratt's 'New Tea Lover's Treasury,' the classic true story of tea


The history of tea in China and Japan
The history of tea in Holland, England and the American Colonies
The discovery of tea in India
Teas of the world today
Classic blends and trade name teas
Tea rituals
Bibliograhy of tea books
JAMES NORWOOD PRATT has been Honorary Director of the first traditional Chinese teahouse in America, instrumental in creating the American Premium Tea Institute and editor-in-chief of Tea Trade -- the Magazine of the World Tea Business.

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BOK-1 New Tea Lover's Treasury, by James Norwood Pratt (signed)Price: $25

Whether it’s a delicate green tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a complex brew of art and industry, tradition and revolution, East and West. In this sweeping tour through the world of tea, veteran tea traders Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea’s influence across the globe and provide a complete reference for choosing, drinking, and enjoying this beverage.
THE STORY OF TEA begins with a journey along the tea trail, from the lush forests of China, where tea cultivation first flourished, to the Buddhist temples of Japan, to the vast tea gardens of India, and beyond. Offering an insider’s view of all aspects of tea trade, the Heisses examine Camellia sinensis, the tea bush, and show how subtle differences in terroir and production contribute to the diversity of color, flavor, and quality in brewed tea. They profile more than thirty essential tea varietals, provide an indepth guide to tasting and brewing, and survey the customs and crafts associated with tea. Sharing the latest research, they discuss tea’s health benefits and developments in organic production and fair trade practices. Finally, they present ten sweet and savory recipes, including Savory Chinese Marbled Eggs and Green Tea Pot de Crème, and resources for purchasing fine tea.
Vividly illustrated throughout, THE STORY OF TEA is an engrossing tribute to the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf that has sustained and inspired people for more than two thousand years.


'The Story of Tea:  A Cultural History and Drinking Guide' by Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss



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BOK-3 The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide,
by Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. HeissPrice: $25

Privately published in Japan, this book chronicles five years of tea ceramics made in the Mino style by American artist Richard Milgrim. Their thick, white glazes and iron-oxide painting are characteristic of Shino ware, developed during the Momoyama period at the Mino kilns and favored by tea connoisseurs. A perfect gift for the tea or ceramic ware afficinado, this is a Holy Mountain exclusive! Soft cover, 91 pages, 101 color and 7 black and white photographs. In this book are many examples of different styles of Japanese ceramic:
Tea bowls and other decorative bowls
Tea caddies
Water containers
Flower vases
Lid rests
Sake bottles and cups
'Tea Ceramics' by Richard Milgrim -- Go to Richard Milgrim's Tea Ceramics Art Gallery!



RICHARD MILGRIM is the first Western potter whose teawares are endorsed by the Grand Tea Master of the Urasenke tea school.

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BOK-4 Tea Ceramics, by Richard Milgrim (signed)Price: $55

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