Book Review: The Art and Craft of Tea by Joseph Wesley Uhl

There is still time to get this amazing book under the tree for Christmas! Order on Amazon today!

 Abby says:

In my house you will find a whole stack a various tea books that I’ve acquired over the years. Some of them were given to me and others I picked up along my travels. Most of them have been skimmed, not fully read. There are a few that have been mostly-read. That trend has changed. Upon receiving a copy of “The Art and Craft of Tea” by Joseph Wesley Uhl, I started skimming it to look at the beautiful photos and see if there might be an interesting chapter or anecdote. The first things that interested me were the two sections at the end of chapter one: Tea’s Chemistry and Change to Chemical Composition.  something you don’t typically see in a book about tea. So I started reading and didn’t stop until I got to the end of chapter two!


Then it hit me – I need to read this book! Actually read it. So I went back to the beginning. I certainly wont call myself a tea expert, but definitely a tea enthusiast, so there was a lot of content I already know of have seen before, but there was a lot of new stuff too! I learned a few new things and gained a new or different appreciation for somethings too. I found this book to be both interesting and entertaining. It doesn’t get bogged down with dates and facts, and moved quickly and easily from one subject to the next. I found the last chapter to be particularly fun because it brings tea to current trends, including pairing and recipes.

This book would make a great gift for any tea-lover on your list. The content is worth reading and the book had a good weight and feel to it. Its beautiful whether it is sitting on the shelf or being read from cover to cover.

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Katie says:

Like Abby I was excited for a new coffee table book! This is much more and the perfect gift for any tea lover. Just look at the beautiful photography! I enjoyed learning about tea but my favorite part is the the last chapter of tea cocktails. Tea has become quite trendy as have craft cocktails. What to impress your friends at the next gathering? Whip up one of these tea cocktails and you’ll look like a professional mixologist! (Your secret is safe with us)

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