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The Story of Food: Tea By Alex Woolf

The Story of Food: Tea
by Alex Woolf

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There's much more to tea than just a tasty hot drink - it has triggered wars, kick-started industries and revolutionised diets.
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The Story of Food: Tea by Alex Woolf

Did you know that the plain-looking bags you use to brew a steaming mug of tea are steeped in fascinating history? This simple drink has caused wars, been smuggled, been the drink of the elite and even resulted ship races across the globe! This book describes the journey tea has taken, from ancient Chinese rituals to an everyday staple drink.

Other topics covered are the health aspects of tea, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world.

With bright illustrations and amazing photographs, this is an ideal leisure read, but also perfect for coursework and presentations for key stage 2 readers.

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The Story of Food: Tea Reviews

It's fascinating to learn where our food comes from, and how it lands up neatly packaged on the supermarket shelf; children can take this for granted so it's excellent to find a series that shows exactly where our food comes from ... There are fascinating snippets of information throughout the book, including, of course, how to make the perfect cuppa. * Parents In Touch *
This book certainly provides lots of really interesting facts about tea: from its early origins in China and Japan to the present day ... All this information is presented in a very readable format ... I have learnt many things about tea. That said, if you'll excuse me, I must just go and make myself a cuppa! * School Librarian *

About Alex Woolf

Alex Woolf studied history at Essex University, and has written and edited many 20th century history titles for young people.

Table of Contents

  • 1: What is tea?
  • 2: The production process
  • 3: The birth of tea
  • 4: The Japanese tea ceremony
  • 5: Tea comes to Europe
  • 6: Is tea healthy?
  • 7: The tea trade
  • 8: Taxes and smuggling
  • 9: The Boston tea party
  • 10: Customs and rituals
  • 11: Tea clippers
  • 12: The tea bag
  • 13: The modern world
  • 14: Timeline
  • 15: Glossary
  • 16: Index

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The Story of Food: Tea by Alex Woolf
Alex Woolf
The Story of Food
Used - Good
Hachette Children's Group
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.