The Tea Dictionary


James Norwood Pratt’s Tea Dictionary is the definitive dialog on all things tea. His tomb of descriptions and pictures is both a beautiful art experience, but also a college degree in all things tea. A perfect gift for the tea lover, even if that is you.


The newly completed and now definitive Tea Dictionary includes all principal kinds of tea grown in the world, with a timeline of tea history, maps, and striking photography, principally by Yoon Hee Kim. With the collaboration of Devan Shah and Ravi Sutodiya, publishers, and Chen Zongmao, China’s foremost tea authority, James Norwood Pratt has demystified trade terminology for tea cultivation, manufacture, tasting, trading, marketing, and classification, with an abundance of botany, business, history, folklore, and “… almost all the gardens and place names we think worth listing.” It is the first work in English to include Chinese characters whenever possible and is intended to be an indispensable tool for tea lovers of every description. James Norwood Pratt’s New Tea Lover’s Treasury “No pleasure is simpler, no luxury cheaper, no consciousness altering substance more benign,” says James Norwood Pratt, one of the world’s leading authorities on tea and tea lore. The original edition of this book, published a generation ago, is a classic that sparked a Tea Renaissance in America that is still growing today. No one is more knowledgeable or passionate than Norwood when it comes to tea, and his over thirty years of devoted exploration inform this greatly amplified and updated edition.

Hardcover: 370 pages
Publisher: Tea society (2010)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 x 2 in


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