World Atlas of Tea by Krisi Smith

tea3 If you are a tea aficionado this book, The World Atlas of Tea, is meant to be on your coffee table. It’s a large sized book with excellent binding, fantastic photographs and more information about tea than you may ever want to know. This must be the most comprehensive atlas about a beverage I’ve ever seen.

It’s broken up into four parts: Tea Basics, which addresses the plants, the grades and varieties and harvesting. Brewing and Drinking, this is self-explanatory, Blending, which is mixology and well…..blending.

The final section is called The World of Tea and this takes up the other half of the book. The tea growing areas of the world have their own chapters here and feature Africa, The Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Far East and South America.


A+ to the photography, it’s well documented mot only in verbiage but the photos are great.


I will admit it’s more than I ever wanted to know about tea and I won’t read the entire book. Again, if you are a big fan of tea and want to know the history of how it’s grown in specific areas of the world, you won’t be disappointed in this book.

I’m pleased to say I won this book through Goodreads – all opinions are my own.

4 thoughts on “World Atlas of Tea by Krisi Smith

  1. Congratulations on the win! I’d probably put this book in the ‘interesting but wouldn’t buy it or read it very thoroughly, and certainly not twice’ category. As you say, it undoubtedly tells you more than you want to know – unless you’re a kind of tea junkie. Mind you, it is disgraceful how many establishments can’t actually produce a decent cuppa; something should be done! 🙂

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    • Something should be done about that! We went to a tea room and were all excited about getting a properly brewed cup. Do you know they had the temerity to only serve bagged herbal teas like Celestial Seasoning? We were disappointed.


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