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Everyone knows that tea time is an institution for Tasha Tudor and her family. This booklet has recipes and ideas to make tea time a wonderful habit in your own life. We receive many requests for information on "How To" live the Tasha Tudor lifestyle. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins offer practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.
From the introduction "Of the more than 3,000 varieties of tea (not including herb teas), all begin with the dried leaves of one plant: Camellia sinensis a species grown throughout Asia. The leaves of Camillia sinensis develop slightly different tastes depending on the soil, climate, and elevation of the site of its cultivation, resulting in an amazing variety of tea flavors. When harvest, dried, and processed, these leaves become what is collectively known as black tea. Tea names often indicate geographic origin: Assam is a province in northern India, Ceylon tea comes from Sri Lanka, and Darjeeling is a district in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Most packaged teas are blends of two or more varieties of Camellia sinesnsis, and they are often flavored with the essential oils of flowers, fruits, and spices. One of the most popular varieties is Earl Grey, which contains citrus oil. It is named for a 19th-century Englishman who served as a diplomat to China, where he learned to enjoy the orange-scented tea blend that still bears his name."
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"