Stories of Japanese tea: The regions, the growers, and the craft (with optional tasting set)

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(Please note this book can be ordered with a tasting set that includes teas from the growers interviewed in the book. With the set, you can taste along chapter by chapter and gain a deeper understanding of the depth and beauty of Japanese tea)

Explore the artistry of Japanese tea from cultivation to cup in this comprehensive illustrated guide to the tea industry that includes the Japanese growers, their craft of tea making, and how the tradition of tea has had an influence on cuisine, art, and health.

This visual exploration of one of the world's most popular beverages tells the stories of tea and tea making in Japan: how it is grown, harvested, and processed, as well as how it is prepared and enjoyed. Through interviews with tea growers, information on health benefits from Dr. Andrew Weil, and amazing recipes from (Japanese chefs and mixologists), including Michelin-starred chef Hayashi Hirohisa and pastry chef Yoshie Shirakawa, you will discover all there is to know about Japanese tea.

This perfect gift for tea lovers shares the stories of tea from its origins to the present, packaged in a beautiful photographic book shot and compiled by Zach Mangan, the founder of Kettl, a New York City- and Fukuoka, Japan-based tea and teaware company.

208 Pages

Tasting Set Details: Eight teas from the eight producers interviewed in the book.

Shinya Yamaguchi - Kabuse, Yame (10g)
Jiro Katahira - Sencha (10g)
Kiyoharu Tsuji - Shirakawa Matcha (4g)
Furukawa Family - Gokasho Matcha (4g)
Motoharu Koyama - Uji Blended Matcha (4g)
Shinki Yamashita - Kyotanabe Gyokuro (10g)
Masahiro Kuma - Yame Dento Hon Gyokuro (10g)
Hirokazu Sugiura - Houjicha (10g)

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