Updated: Mar 6
I love this book and I am so happy that it is the very first Book Review of 2020! The short and concise but informative and edifying book entitled "Tea is for Everyone" by Chan Sin Yan is such a great read if you are a tea novice or even if you're a tea enthusiast trying to brush-up on your tea knowledge. I highly recommend this beautiful book!
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Title: Tea Is For Everyone
Page Count: 127
Author: Chan Sin Yan
Published Date: 2019
Publishing Company: ManMoMedia
MY TOP 3 FAV CHAPTERS
TYPES OF TEA: This chapter starts on page 28 of "Tea is for Everyone". The chapter begins by outlining (with a very simple diagram) the processing methods for green, white, yellow, wulong, red and black teas. The chapter then takes each tea type and explains their processing methods, their taste profiles, and even their TCM properties.
POPULAR TEA STYLES: I learned so much in this chapter; knowledge specific to each tea mentioned. I loved how the name of the tea is provided in Chinese as well as in English and even popular names are given. "Tea is for Everyone" also uses this chapter to reveal harvest periods, fragrances, cultivars, and the difference between Gongfu tea style and Gongfu tea method.
FAMOUS TEA REGIONS: This section really helped me to decide which Chinese province I wanted to visit first when planning my trip to China. This chapter begins on page 72 and reveals tea producing provinces in China and the popular teas grown in them. I like how there at least a paragraph of information about each region, but it's not an information overload. Even though, at present, my trip to China is on hold because of the deadly Coronavirus, I know now that the Yunnan province is of great interest to me.
BLACK TEA vs. RED TEA
What if I told you that you haven't ever sipped black tea? You would probably laugh in my face! Technically, if endulge in what most of the world calls black tea, then chances are, you have really been sipping what Chinese tea culture calls red tea. "Tea is for Everyone" dispells minnomers such as this one by revealing tea types and explaining which tea qualities for each.
Traditional black tea sipped in the United States, the United Kingdom or in other English speaking lands, has been masquerading as black tea when in fact it is a red tea. Sheng Pu'er, Shu Pu'er, and Anhua Fuzhuan are examples of proper black teas.
FLAVOR PROFILE DESCRIPTORS
Floral Fruity Nutty Grassy Woody Milky Herbacious Medicinal Huigan
If you are looking for a place to start to learn about tea, why not start with where tea itself started? Chinese tea has been dispelled in "Tea is for Everyone" by Chan Sin Yan and even if you are familiar with tea and Chinese teas, this book is a wonderful read for those who love and want to continue to learn about tea.
"Tea is for Everyone" by Chan Sin Yan will be featured in a Give-Away (1-31 March).
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