How to Make Tea

How to Make Tea

How do you like your tea? In How to Make Tea, tea experts Brian Keating and Kim Long will teach you everything you need to know to make your desired cup. We've been drinking tea for thousands of years, yet few of us realize that all tea types--from elegant lapsang to pungent pu-erh--come from the same plant. But how are there so many different styles? It comes down to science: geography, biology, chemistry, and physics; the application of heat and pressure; and the magic of time and enzymes. How to Make Tea breaks down these elements and lays out the techniques, tools, and methods needed to brew at home. With this guide, tea lovers of all stripes will become experts on the art and science of tea. Learn to extract the best from every cup.

How to Make Natural Bath Teas

How to Make Natural Bath Teas

How to Make Natural Bath Teas teaches you how to use organic ingredients to create non-toxic, handmade and homemade products for you to use at home or to sell and make money. This book also teaches you the properties of various herbs and essential oils so that you can choose the best ingredients to make products for different skin types and various physical and mental conditions. How to Make Natural Bath Teas contains therapeutic bath tea recipes for: * Normal skin, Sensitive skin, Dry skin * Oily and Acne prone skin * Eczema and Psoriasis prone skin * Mature skin and Prematurely aging skin * Menopausal symptoms management * Pre-menstrual tension (PMS) and Painful periods management * Arthritis and Muscle aches relief * Stress and Sadness (depression) management * Mental exhaustion and Insomnia treatment * Cellulite and Detoxification * Coffee lovers and Chocoholics

Training Design for the Hospitality Industry

Training Design for the Hospitality Industry

For courses in university or community college hospitality management programs, this text offers a practical, how-to approach for designing training programs for their specific organization's operational needs. Well-designed training is recognized by industry and university experts as essential for hospitality operations to be successful. Yet instructional design, how-to design training, is rarely taught outside of university education programs. This text presents a training design model and step-by-step directions are described and demonstrated through the use of a case study. Students follow a training design consultant through the steps as the training is designed for the various positions in a small hotel. One of the key elements of the process is determining what the style and content of the training should be. This is addressed in a very practical and hands-on manner. The examples used may be modified for any line or position in the hospitality industry. In addition, the theories of why training is important, what benefits can be achieved through formal training and more, is addressed in context with the actual steps of effective training design. Students in hospitality management will be more marketable and are likely to be more successful with this type of knowledge and skills in their tool kit.

The Complete Book on Cultivation and Manufacture of Tea (2nd Revised Edition)

The Complete Book on Cultivation and Manufacture of Tea (2nd Revised Edition)

Tea is one of the most popular beverages that are being consumed all over the world. Tea is known as a soothing drink and a way of life. Owing to its increasing demand, tea is considered to be one of the major components of world beverage market. Tea is very beneficial for health and is also known as anticarcinogenic properties. Green tea acts as an antiviral agent. Growing tea requires sufficient amount of work and there is additional level of work that must be incorporated to harvest it. Tea is cultivated in tropical and sub tropical regions. There are various kinds of tea such as black tea, green, oolong tea that can be obtained from real tea plant, Camellia sinensis. The making of different varieties of tea mainly depends upon plucking and rolling, spreading, storing process. The handbook describes aspects of tea cultivation, ranging from the history of old crop, machinery & equipment for various Tea, biological control, organic tea- and many more. This is a sincere attempt to open up the world of this wonderful beverage, its cultivation methods, types of tea available worldwide, manufacturing process, to the common man. Some of the fundamentals of the book are growth of tea in other countries, tea in Indian economy, biochemical constituents, pharmacological properties, selection, pollination and propagation, nutritional requirements, growth, photosynthesis and respiration, nursery management, water theory, oxidative degradation of protein, biological effect of polyphenols, analysis of tea, tea processing, green tea processing, tea bag production etc. This book will be a mile stone for its readers who are new to this sector, will also find useful for entrepreneurs, tea scientists and tea research establishments.

Making Tea, Making Japan

Cultural Nationalism in Practice

Making Tea, Making Japan

The tea ceremony persists as one of the most evocative symbols of Japan. Originally a pastime of elite warriors in premodern society, it was later recast as an emblem of the modern Japanese state, only to be transformed again into its current incarnation, largely the hobby of middle-class housewives. How does the cultural practice of a few come to represent a nation as a whole? Although few non-Japanese scholars have peered behind the walls of a tea room, sociologist Kristin Surak came to know the inner workings of the tea world over the course of ten years of tea training. Here she offers the first comprehensive analysis of the practice that includes new material on its historical changes, a detailed excavation of its institutional organization, and a careful examination of what she terms "nation-work"—the labor that connects the national meanings of a cultural practice and the actual experience and enactment of it. She concludes by placing tea ceremony in comparative perspective, drawing on other expressions of nation-work, such as gymnastics and music, in Europe and Asia. Taking readers on a rare journey into the elusive world of tea ceremony, Surak offers an insightful account of the fundamental processes of modernity—the work of making nations.

How To Drink

How To Drink

In the past few decades many of us have become foodies, but our new focus on flavour has been dominated by what we eat. In How to Drink Victoria Moore aims to redress the balance, by explaining how to drink well at all times of day, on all occasions, and across every season. Here are recipes for mint juleps in the spring, sloe gin in the autumn, hot buttered rum in the winter and for year-round showstoppers, including the world's best G&T. How to Drink is unique among drinks books - neither a garish cocktail guide, nor an intimidating wine book. It's a hugely readable and beautiful handbook, that aims to inform, entertain and, crucially, ensure you are never without the perfect drink for every occasion.

Good & Proper Tea

How to make, drink and cook with tea

Good & Proper Tea

Everyone knows that nothing can beat a good cup of tea. But with so many of us relying on our daily brew, isn't it time we started giving it the attention and credit it deserves? Emilie Holmes started Good & Proper Tea with the intention of changing the tea market one cup at a time, and in this gorgeously presented book she and Ben Benton share their passion for tea with tips, techniques and recipes. Discover how to brew the perfect cup of tea, considering water type and temperature, timings and strength. Learn the difference between oolong and jasmine tea, and how to make your own blends and tisanes. The book also includes recipes for different tea-based drinks and cocktails, including Darjeeling and Vanilla Ice Tea, Turmeric and Lemongrass Latte, and an Oolong Mojito. There's also a selection of tempting ways to cook with tea, such as a Rooibos, Orange and Poppyseed Cake, and Earl Grey and Cardamom Sugar Buns. From a cup of classic builder's to a fragrant floral blend, this is a celebration of the ritual and joy of tea.

Tea and Tea Drinking

Tea and Tea Drinking

The question of the influence of tea, as well as that of alcohol and tobacco, has occupied the attention of the author for some time. Apart from its physiological aspect, the subject of tea-drinking is extremely interesting; and in the following pages an attempt has been made to describe its introduction into England, to review the evidence of its friends and foes, and to discuss its influence on mind and health. An account is also given of the origin of tea-meetings, and of the methods of making tea in various countries. Although the book does not claim to be a complete history of tea, yet a very wide range of authors has been consulted to furnish the numerous details which illustrate the usages, the benefits, and the evils (real or imaginary) which surround the habit of tea-drinking.

The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea

The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea

Read Michael Harney's posts on the Penguin Blog. The country’s leading connoisseur presents a comprehensive guide for developing your tea palate. The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea transforms tea drinkers into tea experts. Written by one of the country’s leading tea professionals, The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea is an illuminating resource for tea drinkers interested in developing and refining their palate as well as their understanding of the complex agricultural, historical, and cultural significance of tea. Drawing on his singular experience, Michael Harney masterly explores the full range of teas, revealing how each tea is distinctive, with a taste that derives from a precise combination of cultivation and production techniques, and influenced by the geography as well as its history. These lively profiles of diverse tea varieties—from delicate white tea to aged black puerh tea—include brewing instructions and vivid descriptions of the beverage scent, taste, and appearance; everything you need to become a connoisseur. Tea has long been popular in the United States, but only recently have Americans treated this nuanced beverage with a deeper curiosity, more refined approach, and wider appetite. The Wall Street Journal reports that total U.S. tea sales are nearly four times what they were in 1990, and this growing population of discriminate consumers will celebrate the new vocabulary provided in The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea. Unique in scope, candor, and accessibility, The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea will quickly become the classic reference and staple in the library of every serious tea drinker.

Herbal Tea

How To Make Your Own Herb Tea Blends

Herbal Tea

Herbal tea is not technically a true tea, as it does not derive from the Camellia sinensis plant (i.e. the plant that is used to create black, oolong, green, and white teas). Instead, herbal tea is an infusion or blend of various leaves, fruits, bark, roots, or flowers belonging to almost any edible, non-tea plant. In Europe and other areas of the world, herbal teas are commonly known as tisanes. Herbal teas have existed for a very long time, but have surged in popularity over the past several decades thanks to their vibrant flavor, as well as their myriad mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. In an increasingly stressful and chaotic world, herbal teas present an opportunity to go back to basics and focus on wellness through a holistic approach. Because they can be created from almost any combination of natural ingredients, there are a vast number of herbal tea varieties Each with their own flavor qualities and health benefits. Some of the most common herbal teas include: Chamomile tea Hibiscus tea Peppermint tea Red rooibos tea Turmeric tea Spearmint tea Ginger tea Yerba maté Herbal teas are most commonly consumed hot, but they can also be chilled and served over ice, depending on your preferences. Learn how to make your own herbal tea blend by combining herbs, dried fruits and flowers. Making your own herb tea might be easier than you think!