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."