Archive for March, 2011

Review: The Tea Drinker’s Handbook

We’ve just finished our first “tea book club”: eight of us spent eight weeks reading François-Xavier Delmas‘s “The Tea Drinker’s Handbook.” This book is produced by the French tea company Le Palais des Thés, and is the English version of “Le Guide de Dégustation de l’Amateur de Thé.”  (Is that “How to Taste Tea Amateurs”?  I much prefer the English title.)  The course was a runaway success, and there’s lots of excitement about what’s next for the “Philadelphia Tea Institute.”  I would note that the intense study is what kept me from blogging for two months, but all my blog’s readers were probably in the class with me.  My impressions of the book follow.

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