Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Afternoon Tea Books


I have over 250 books about tea in my "Tea Library."
Many of the books above have been purchased at tea rooms I have visited across the USA.

I chose and purchased many of the books and...

some were given to me as gifts. 
Therefore, you will see a few duplicates on my book shelves.

My collection of children's tea books are on the shelf above. 
I enjoyed reading many of these to the grandchildren over the years.

I have tea devotional books, tea inspirational books and tiny tea books.
I also have another 1 1/2 shelves of British tea guide books, and a various assortment of other tea books.

When I need to plan an afternoon tea menu, I turn to many of these books for inspiration and menu ideas. 
I recently promised a new tea friend I would send her a list of my favorite and most helpful tea "how-to" books. 
Oh my!  Where do I begin? 

I feel a series of tea book posts coming...

I will begin with —

"The Book of Afternoon Tea"
by Lesley Mackley




My copy was printed in 1992 by HP Books (there is a newer version)
The photography by Jon Stewart is outstanding.
I really like the simple, basic and helpful  "how-to" photos and instructions to the recipes in this book.
In addition to the selection of recipes, there is a brief history
of Afternoon Tea and directions on "making a good cup of tea." 




4 comments:

Brit Gal Sarah said...

You need to go on Mastermind in the UK with your chosen subject as TEA!

Marilyn said...

I have a considerable amount of tea books also, but I think you have me beat. I am trying to be very selective now. I also sell teabooks on www.marmaladys.com and have lowered the prices with a free give away to anyone that purchases a book. Sorry for the ad, but you never know if someone is getting started - the prices are very good.

Marlena said...

I have this particular book and I love it. Very creative author. I buy most of mine from www.alibris.com You have me beat by about 5 miles! Good for you

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I will enjoy hearing about your tea books!

 

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