The Everything Healthy Tea Book
Written by Babette Donaldson
With tea retailers prevented from discussing the health benefits of tea with customers, Adams Media saw a need to help newcomers to tea drinking with a simple, straightforward introductory handbook. Author, Babette Donaldson accepted their challenge to write a useful but easy-to-read tea tome. In a hefty, three-hundred-plus page, readers can easily sort through the basics of health research as well as practical ways to brew and enjoy the beverage.
Health benefits can be a touchy subject when it comes to tea. They aren’t a factor for me personally but they are what leads many people to their love of the leaf. That being said, I’ve always thought that was time that we had a fair and balanced book on the subject. The Everything Healthy Tea Book just might be what I’ve been looking for. I met Babette Donaldson at World Tea Expo and was lucky enough to receive a press copy. Although it is soft cover, this book still weighs in at 304 pages.
Although health claims are discussed in depth, there are scientific studies sited. I love that! I have a feeling that I will be using this book for reference frequently as I often have customers who have very specific questions about health benefits that I’m not always able to answer. In addition to highlighting every category of tea, there are some very helpful chapters on tea brewing and storage. I was happy to see those there as I think the kind of person most likely to pick up this book will be new to tea. Regardless of if you are a neophyte or old pro, this book has a lot offer in a fun and approachable way.
An introduction to the world’s teas and their healing qualities!
A relaxing cup of tea is a soothing way to improve your health, lighten your mood, increase your metabolism, or boost your energy. Tea has so many health benefits, from preventing cardiovascular disease to burning calories, it’s no wonder so many people are choosing this classic beverage over coffee and carbonated soft drinks. If you’d like to experience the benefits and healing properties of drinking tea, here’s all you need to know about:
- The many different types of tea, including green, black, white, oolong, and pu’erh teas.
- Herbal teas, kombucha, and other infusions.
- The use of tea as medicine throughout history.
- Buying and brewing the most healthful teas.
- Developing your own de-stressing tea traditions.
- Using tea in cooking and creating natural beauty products.
With essential advice on brewing the perfect cup and storing your tea, The Everything Healthy Tea Bookwill be your go-to reference for all things tea!