Kevin Gascoyne, Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais and Hugo Americi are professional tea tasters and the owners of Camellia Sinensis Tea House in Montreal, Quebec.
[Review for previous edition: ] A heavily illustrated compendium on non-herbal tea, rich in anti-oxidants and with proven medical benefits... The four writers of this book own The Camellia Sinensis Tea House in Montreal and work as tasters, traveling the world looking for teas... Topics include a primer on tea, varieties, processing, cultivars, making-serving-tasting tea, tea ceremonies, and tea in cooking (with 15 recipes by Quebecois chefs)... The downside to this book: nothing, really -- it is a very comprehensive book.The upside to this book: great pictures and layout.--Dean Tudor"Gothic Epicures" (01/02/2012) [Review for previous edition: ] Beautifully illustrated... While there is no shortage of tea-related tomes, this definitive guide will appeal to die-hard tea enthusiasts interested in learning about the modern, global industry as well as the history and enjoyment of this ubiquitous beverage.--Rosemarie Lewis, Georgetown County Library"Library Journal" (01/15/2012) (An) in-depth look at various aspects of this widely consumed beverage.... Photographs appear on almost every page.--Terry Peters"North Shore News" (09/01/2014) [Review for previous edition: ] The reference work we've been waiting for has arrived: a comprehensive, but not-too-weighty, one-volume coverage of the world's teas, abundantly and beautifully illustrated with photos of exceptional quality, fascinating graphs, and fairly good maps. The organization of this huge body of factual material will make students most grateful.--James Norwood Pratt"TeaTime" (04/01/2012) [Review for previous edition: ] (An) in-depth look at various aspects of this widely consumed beverage.... Photographs appear on almost every page.--Terry Peters"North Shore News" (09/01/2014)