Tea Books recommended


Green tea: a quest for fresh leaf and timeless craft.

Ahmed, S. et al. (2018) ‘Global Climate Change, Ecological Stress, and Tea Production’, in Stress Physiology of Tea in the Face of Climate Change. doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-2140-5_1.


Ahmed, S. and Stepp, J. R. (2013) ‘Pu-erh Tea: Botany, Production, and Chemistry’, in Tea in Health and Disease Prevention. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-384937-3.00005-7.


Ahmed, S. et al. (2010) ‘Pu-erh tea tasting in Yunnan, China: Correlation of drinkers’ perceptions to phytochemistry’, Journal of Ethnopharmacology. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2010.08.016.

Nemec-Boehm, R. L. et al. (2014) ‘Climate change, the monsoon, and tea yields in China’, IDEAS Working Paper Series from RePEc.

BELLEBUONO, H., GLADSTAR, R., & THORPE, T. (2017). Women healers of the world: the traditions, history, and geography of herbal medicine.

BERG, M. (2005). Luxury and pleasure in Georgian Britain. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

BESKY, S. (2014). The Darjeeling distinction: labor and justice on fair-trade tea plantations in India.

DRIEM, G. V. (2019). The tale of tea: a comprehensive history of tea from prehistoric times to the present day.

ELLIS, M., COULTON, R., & MAUGER, M. (2018). Empire of tea: the Asian leaf that conquered the world.

FERRIN, L. (2000). Teapots transformed: exploration of an object. Madison, Wis, Guild Pub. http://books.google.com/books?id=6mdQAAAAMAAJ.

FISHER, A. (2014). Tea medicine.

FREEMAN, M., & AHMED, S. (2015). Tea horse road: China's ancient trade road to Tibet.

FUCHS, J. (2008). The ancient Tea Horse Road: travels with the last of the Himalayan muleteers. Ontario, Viking.

GASCOYNE, K., AMÉRICI, H., DESHARNAIS, J., MARCHAND, F., BOURLIER, K., & GASCOYNE, K. (2018). Tea: history, terroirs, varieties.

GILMOUR, D. (2019). The British In India: three centuries of ambition and experience.

GOLD, C., & STERN, L. (2010). Culinary tea: more than 150 recipes steeped in tradition from around the world. Philadelphia, Pa, Running Press. http://site.ebrary.com/id/10424449.

GRAHAM, P. J. (1998). Tea of the sages: the art of sencha. Honolulu, University of Hawaiʻi Press.

HOYT, S. C., & COUSINEAU, P. (2009). The meaning of tea: a tea inspired journey. New York City, Talking Leaves Press.

JACOBS, J. (2012). The Nagas: hill peoples of northeast India : society, culture and the colonial encounter. [Great Britain], Hansjörg Mayer.

JINGHONG, Z. (2014). Puer tea: ancient caravans and urban chic. Seattle, University of Washington Press.

KOEHLER, J. (2016). Darjeeling: the colorful history and precarious fate of the world's greatest tea.

LU, Y., & CARPENTER, F. R. (1997). The classic of tea: origins & rituals. Hopewell, N.J., Ecco Press.

LUBBOCK, B. (1950). The China clippers; with illus. and plans. Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson.

MACGREGOR, A. (2019). Company Curiosities : Nature, Culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874. Reaktion Books, Limited.

MACKAY, J. A. (1998). The man who invented himself: a life of Sir Thomas Lipton. Edinburgh, Mainstream.

MAIR, V. H. (2012). True History of Tea. Thames and Hudson Ltd. http://www.myilibrary.com?id=698384.

MCCARTHY, A., & DEVINE, T. M. (2018). Tea and empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon. https://doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9781526119056.001.0001.

MINTZ, S. W. (2018). Sweetness and power: the place of sugar in modern history. New York, Penguin Books.

MOXHAM, R. (2002). The great hedge of India. London, Robinson. http://catalog.hathitrust.org/api/volumes/oclc/59392176.html.

MOXHAM, R. (2004). Tea: addiction, exploitation and empire. New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers.

MOXHAM, R. (2009). A brief history of tea: the extraordinary story of the world's favourite drink. London, Robinson.

MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE MONTRÉAL, & TOKUGAWA BIJUTSUKAN. (1989). The Japan of the shoguns: the Tokugawa collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

PITELKA, M. (2014). Handmade Culture: Raku Potters, Patrons, and Tea Practitioners in Japan. Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press. http://qut.eblib.com.au/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=3413756.

RAPPAPORT, E. (2019). A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World. http://www.vlebooks.com/vleweb/product/openreader?id=none&isbn=9781400884858.

ROBINS, N. (2006). The corporation that changed the world: how the East India Company shaped the modern multinational. London, Pluto Press.

SADLER, A. L. (2011). Cha-No-Yu: the Japanese Tea Ceremony. New York, Tuttle Pub. http://www.myilibrary.com?id=796854.

SHAPIRO, L. (2018). What she ate: six remarkable women and the food that tells their stories.

SPENGLER, R. N. (2019). Fruit from the sands: the Silk Road origins of the foods we eat.

SURAK, K. (2013). Making tea, making Japan: cultural nationalism in practice. Stanford, Calif, Stanford University Press.

TAIZÉ, A. O., & HONG, K.-H. (2007). The Korean way of tea: an introductory guide. Seoul, Seoul Selection.

TEA DEALER. (1827). Tsiology: a discourse on tea, being an account of that exotic : botanical, chymical, commercial, & medical, with notices of its adulteration, the means of detection, tea making, with a brief history of the East India Company, &c. &c.  (Free PDF on Google Books)

UHL, J. W. (2016). The art and craft of tea: an enthusiast's guide to selecting, brewing, and serving exquisite tea.

VARLEY, H. P., & ISAO, K. (1995). Tea in Japan: essays on the history of chanoyu. Honolulu, Hawaii, University of Hawai'i Press.

WATT, A. (2017). Robert Fortune: a plant hunter in the Orient.

WILSON, W. S. (2013). The one taste of truth: Zen and the art of drinking tea. Boston, Shambhala.

YI, M., CHO-ŬI, & ANTHONY, O. T. (2010). Korean tea classics. Seoul, Seoul Selection.

YOO, Y.-S. (2007). The book of Korean tea: a guide to the history, culture and philosophy of Korean tea and the tea ceremony. Seoul, Korea, Myung Won Cultural Foundation.

Please see below a further list of books on tea : 

Tea Lovers Companion;   Pettigrew & Richardson

Tea the Universal Health Drink; R.S. Jhawar

New Tea Lovers Treasury; Norwood Pratt

Tea Classified; Pettigrew & Richardson

Infuse; Giles Hilton

Design for Tea; Pettigrew

The Book of Tea

Tea; Marriage Freres

Twining's In Three Centuries

Tea in India; Bidyut Sarkar

The House of Twining 1706-1956

Tea in the East; Carole Manchester

Tea for the Connoisseur; Richard Fuller

Tea for the British; Denys Forrest

Harney & Son; Michael Harney

For all the Tea in China; Sarah Rose

Little book of Tea; Flammarion

Tea a Journey in Time; John Weatherstone

Ukers all about Tea Volumes 1&2

The Tea Clippers; Macgregor

Culinary Tea; Gold & Stern

The story of Typhoo; Kennith William

125 Years of S.D.Bell

Williamson & Magor Stuck to Tea; Peter Pugh

A Fine Tradition of Tea; Fortnum & Mason

Afternoon Tea made Simple; Giuliana Orme

Taking Tea with Mackintosh; Kincaid

The Complete Book of Tea; Patten

Mariage Freres French Tea; Alain Stell

Having Tea; Tricia Foley

Tea the perfect Brew; Jane Campsie

The History of Indian Tea; Sir Percival Griffiths

Company Paintings E.I.C; K. Archer

The Art of Tea; Fowler

The Book of Tea; Flammanon

The Artful Teapot; Garth Clark

The English Pleasure Garden 1660-1860; Sarah Downing

The Tale of 301 Teapots, Fortnum & Mason

The Ritz book of Afternoon Tea; Ritz

Boxwalla; R.B. Magor

Teas & Tisanes; Jill Norman

Harrods the Store and Legend; Tim Dale

Serendipitea; Tomila Padreaia

Afternoon Tea; Pettigrew

Tea the drink that changed the Worl; John Griffiths

Brief History of Tea; Roy Moxham

Harrols World of Tea

Tea Basics; Wiley

Tea and Tea Drinking; Claire Masset

The Rajah of Darjeeling; Bannerjee

Tea Time; Jean Cazals