If you are a tea lover then you’ll love this beautiful new £25 hardcover book “CHAI – The Experience of Indian Tea” an essential read for any tea connoisseur or any avid tea drinker.
Chai: The Experience of Indian Tea, by Rekha Sarin & Rajan Kapoor; 317 x 246mm; 288 pages, all colour; 300 photographs; published by Niyogi Books; release May 1, 2014. rrp £25; HB.
This book is truly majestic both in size and content – and all for a very reasonable price. Aimed at a broad market intended to include those in the tea trade as well as afficianados, this is a labour of love that has been long in the making. It covers all aspects of tea, from its origins in China, to its development in India under the Raj, the different strains and types that developed all over India, the growing methodologies, picking, drying, packing, marketing… it even includes recipes using tea.
An impressive volume with a wide appeal, it will be launched at Waterstones Piccadilly ( Café W ) 4pm – 6pm on May 1st., with both authors present and a tea demonstration by Stephen Twining. [For details, contact Waterstones on 020 7851 2400.]
Images from the book – Click to enlarge