Little Tea Book cover

Little Tea Book

Arthur Gray (1859-)

1. Introducing The Little Tea Book
2. The Origin of Tea
3. Tea
4. Little Cups of Chinese and Japanese Tea
5. On Tea
6. Some English Tea History
7. O Tea!
8. Tea Terms
9. Tea Leaves
10. Wit, Wisdom, and Humor of Tea - Fate
11. Tea Making and Taking in Japan and China
12. Tea-drinking in Other Lands
13. The Tea-Table (Part I)
14. Ladies, Literature, and Tea
15. On Our English Poetry and This Poem Upon Tea
16. To The Author on His Poem Upon Tea
17. The Introduction
18. The Tea-Table (Part II)
19. Dr. Johnson's Affinity - Earliest Mention of Tea - Australian Tea
20. Five O'Clock Tea - Tea in Ladies' Novels
21. Sydney Smith - Dr. Johnson Again
22. A Cup of Tea

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After all, tea is the drink! Domestically and socially it is the beverage of the world. There may be those who will come forward with their figures to prove that other fruits of the soil—agriculturally and commercially—are more important. Perhaps they are right when quoting statistics. But what other product can compare with tea in the high regard in which it has always been held by writers whose standing in literature, and recognized good taste in other walks, cannot be questioned? (From the Preface) A Little Tea Book is a clever book about all things tea- Eastern and Western tea history, stories, culture, quotes, and even poetry. A good little read for tea lovers everywhere.