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Way of Tea: Reflections on a Life with Tea
Way of Tea
Reflections on a Life with Tea
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0804840326
The Way of Tea draws upon the wisdom of ancient writings to explain how modern tea lovers can bring peace and serenity to their time with a steaming mug of their favorite beverage--and how to carry that serenity with them throughout the day.

Looking at all aspects of tea and the tea ceremony from a spiritual perspective, The Way of Tea shows readers how in the modern world the way of tea does not need to be some somber religious ceremony, but can instead be a path for anyone to experience and share inner peace, relax the ego, and be free and open--an excellent recipe for a life well lived.

Chapters include:
  • The Tao of Tea
  • The Veins of the Leaf
  • Calm Joy
  • Completion
  • The Tea Space
  • Living Reflections on the Way of Tea
What's Your Potion?: Liquid Refreshments to Nourish Body, Mind, and Spirit
What's Your Potion?
Liquid Refreshments to Nourish Body, Mind, and Spirit
by Morwyn
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764349546

Create over 100 liquid refreshment recipes to enhance good health and uplift your body, mind, and spirit. By tapping into her Latin American and European cultural background, the author inspires readers with these charming and easy-to-make beverages. Based on the concept that mindful consumption can help a person attain self-fulfillment and self-realization, emphasis is placed on the enjoyment of smoothies, teas, coffees, cocoas, soups, and sauces. Additionally included are nutritional facts and traditional folklore associated with drink ingredients, as well as details of culinary, medicinal, and folkloric attributes of common fruits and vegetables used. Although theories behind the psychological effects of potions based on folklore, color symbolism, and the four elements of nature--air, fire, water, and earth--are put forth, the reader does not need to subscribe to these theories to take pleasure in producing these wonderfully spirit-lifting recipes. Open your heart to the potion that will nourish your soul

Where the Wild Coffee Grows: The Untold Story of Coffee from the Cloud Forests of Ethiopia to Your Cup
Where the Wild Coffee Grows
The Untold Story of Coffee from the Cloud Forests of Ethiopia to Your Cup
Hardcover      ISBN: 1632865092

"Enchanting . . . An absorbing narrative of politics, ecology, and economics."--New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice)

"A must-read for coffee enthusiasts."--Smithsonian (Best of the Year)

"Reads like an engaging multimystery detective novel."--Wall Street Journal

"Fascinating . . . How a local crop transformed into a global commodity."--Real Simple (Best of the Month)

Coffee is one of the largest and most valuable commodities in the world. This is the story of its origins, its history, and the threat to its future, by the IACP Award-winning author of Darjeeling.

Located between the Great Rift Valley and the Nile, the cloud forests in southwestern Ethiopia are the original home of Arabica, the most prevalent and superior of the two main species of coffee being cultivated today. Virtually unknown to European explorers, the Kafa region was essentially off-limits to foreigners well into the twentieth century, which allowed the world's original coffee culture to develop in virtual isolation in the forests where the Kafa people continue to forage for wild coffee berries.

Deftly blending in the long, fascinating history of our favorite drink, award-winning author Jeff Koehler takes readers from these forest beginnings along the spectacular journey of its spread around the globe. With caf s on virtually every corner of every town in the world, coffee has never been so popular--nor tasted so good.

Yet diseases and climate change are battering production in Latin America, where 85 percent of Arabica grows. As the industry tries to safeguard the species' future, breeders are returning to the original coffee forests, which are under threat and swiftly shrinking. "The forests around Kafa are not important just because they are the origin of a drink that means so much to so many," writes Koehler. "They are important because deep in their shady understory lies a key to saving the faltering coffee industry. They hold not just the past but also the future of coffee."

Wild Drinks & Cocktails: Handcrafted Squashes, Shrubs, Switchels, Tonics, and Infusions to Mix at Home
Wild Drinks & Cocktails
Handcrafted Squashes, Shrubs, Switchels, Tonics, and Infusions to Mix at Home
Paperback      ISBN: 1592337074

Create your own handcrafted drinks and cocktails using local, fresh, or foraged ingredients.

Tired of boring, artificial, too-sweet drinks? Go wild It's time to embrace drinks featuring local, fresh, or foraged ingredients. It's easy with Wild Drinks & Cocktails.

Using ingredients you can find in your own backyard, farm, or local market, you can create artisan drinks that will leave you feeling refreshed and even revitalized. Learn useful fermentation techniques to make your own kefi, and homemade soda. Brew your own teas, mix your own squashes, shrubs, switchels, tonics, and infusions. You can even use the recipes to create powerful and healthful craft cocktails.

Craft drink expert Emily Han creates unique flavors in the 100 drink recipes, each with powerful health benefits, along with a sentimental nod to drinks of another era. Wild Drinks & Cocktailsteaches you the techniques you need to know to handcraft your own infused waters, syrups, vinegar drinks, spirits, wines, and sodas.

Join the drink renaissance with Wild Drinks & Cocktails.

"Emily Han's carefully crafted book, Wild Drinks & Cocktails dispels the common wisdom of great drinks are only to be built by professionals. These simple cocktails are not short of brilliant- from locally-gathered ingredients constructed with our own, very capable hands, no pro's needed " - Warren Bobrow, author of Apothecary Cocktails, Whiskey Cocktails, and Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails

Wild Mocktails and Healthy Cocktails: Home-Grown and Foraged Low-Sugar Recipes from the Midnight Apothecary
Wild Mocktails and Healthy Cocktails
Home-Grown and Foraged Low-Sugar Recipes from the Midnight Apothecary
Hardcover      ISBN: 178249443x

Create delicious mocktails and low-sugar cocktails, using home-grown and foraged ingredients.

Create delicious mocktails and low-sugar cocktails, using home-grown and foraged ingredients.

Award-winning cocktail-maker and gardener Lottie Muir brings you another selection of wonderfully wild and flavorful concoctions from her pop-up bar, The Midnight Apothecary. For this new repertoire of drinks, Lottie set herself a threefold challenge: to achieve the same amount of pleasure and balance that refined sugar provides in the taste and mouth-feel of a cocktail, to create new aromatic and bitter-forward drinks, and to make delicious new mocktails for those who want to consume no, or less, alcohol. Lottie has created delicious infusions, cordials, sodas, shrubs, bitters, teas, and tonics that can be mixed alcohol free as mocktails--try out the Cherry Blossom and Flowering Currant Cordial, the Thyme and Licorice Syrup, or the Iced Spring Tonic Tea--or added to your favorite spirits to create a magical take on old-time classics, such as the Wild Negroni or the Windfall Punch. There is the perfect drink for any time of the year and whatever your mood, so whether it is Dry January mocktails that you need, no-added-sugar fun, or the restorative powers of an indulgent cocktail, Lottie's plant-powered potions hit the right spot.
Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink
Wine Politics
How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0520255216

After reading this intriguing book, a glass of wine will be more than hints of blackberries or truffles on the palate. Written by the author of the popular, award-winning website DrVino.com, Wine Politics exposes a little-known but extremely influential aspect of the wine business-the politics behind it. Tyler Colman systematically explains how politics affects what we can buy, how much it costs, how it tastes, what appears on labels, and more. He offers an insightful comparative view of wine-making in Napa and Bordeaux, tracing the different paths American and French wines take as they travel from vineyard to dining room table. Colman also explores globalization in the wine business and illuminates the role of behind-the-scenes players such as governments, distributors, and prominent critics who wield enormous clout. Throughout, Wine Politics reveals just how deeply politics matters- right down to the taste of the wine in your glass tonight.

Winter Cocktails: Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks
Winter Cocktails
Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks
Hardcover      ISBN: 1594746419

When the days grow longer and the air gets crisp, it's time to gather with friends for drinks that'll put a rosy glow on your cheeks. In Winter Cocktails, Mar a del Mar Sacasa and Tara Striano share more than 100 seasonal recipes for cold-weather cocktails, like Hot Buttered Rum, English Christmas Punch, Pumpkin-Bourbon Eggnog, Irish Coffee, Coquito, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, the Old-Fashioned (and the New-Fangled ), Mama's Remedy, and the Kentucky Baby.

Detailed, in-depth chapters cover hot toddies, mulled wines, and mulled ciders; spiked hot chocolates, eggnogs, coffees, and teas; punches and pitchers for serving a crowd; and chilled winter cocktails that have a magical warming effect. Foolproof recipes for infused liquors, simple syrups, and from-scratch ingredients like Fresh Tomato Juice and Homemade Sour Mix make it easy to craft drinks from the bottom up. Plus, you'll find ideas for elegant cocktail party bites that make pairing drinks and snacks a snap.

Party prep is a breeze thanks to guides to pantry and fridge basics, the well-stocked bar, must-have tools, serveware, and glassware, plus tips for sourcing local and hard-to-find ingredients. Beautiful and instructive step-by-step photos explain essential techniques like muddling, prepping garnishes, making ice molds, and opening champagne. Whether you're throwing a party, lounging at a ski lodge, camping on a mountain, or just curling up with a good book on a blustery night, Winter Cocktails is sure to make the season bright.
The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing -- Coffees Explored, Explained and Enjoyed
The World Atlas of Coffee
From Beans to Brewing -- Coffees Explored, Explained and Enjoyed
2nd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0228100941

The bestselling reference updated and expanded with seven new coffee-growing countries.

Praise for the first edition:
"Fills a gap in the popular reference literature. Recommended."
-- Booklist

"The definitive guide.... Well-written, informative, and a must-have for general readers who want to know more about their favorite morning brew."
-- Publishers Weekly

"Educational, thought-provoking, and substantial. I've already recommended this book to (our) readers countless times."
-- Barista Magazine

The World Atlas of Coffee takes readers on a global tour of coffee-growing countries, presenting the bean in full-color photographs and concise, informative text. It covers where coffee is grown, the people who grow it and the cultures in which it is a way of life. It also covers the world of consumption -- processing, grades, the consumer and the modern culture of coffee.

For this new edition, the author expanded his research travels over the last several years to include seven additional coffee-growing regions: Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, China, Philippines, Thailand, Haiti and Puerto Rico. These are covered in 16 additional pages. As well, all of the book's maps have been updated to show greater detail, and all statistics and data have been updated to the most recent available.

Organized by continent and then country or region, The World Atlas of Coffee presents the world's favorite brew in color spreads packed with information.

The coverage in The World Atlas of Coffee is wide and deep. The book is used by barista and coffee-tasting instructors in North America and overseas and has been welcomed by enthusiastic coffee drinkers everywhere. Appropriate for special and general collections alike, it is an essential selection.

The World Atlas of Tea: From the Leaf to the Cup, the World's Teas Explored and Enjoyed
The World Atlas of Tea
From the Leaf to the Cup, the World's Teas Explored and Enjoyed
Hardcover      ISBN: 1770858164

The United States is the fourth largest global consumer of tea, with Canada following right behind. Black tea is the most popular but green tea sales are growing rapidly -- more than 60 percent in ten years -- driven by its proven health benefits. Specialty tea outlets are expected to double to nearly 8,000 by 2018 and an additional 40,000 coffee retailers are expected to generate more than 30 percent of their beverage sales from tea.

The World Atlas of Tea covers tea from the ground up, including why the soil in China makes different tea than the soil in India. Tea mixologist Krisi Smith explains what a tea drinker needs to know to appreciate teas of all descriptions. She follows tea from the plantation to harvesting and processing to how to make the perfect cup. The book is illustrated throughout with beautiful color photographs taken in the field.

The contents are:

  • Part 1 Tea Basics -- The Tea Plant; Varieties of tea; Altitude, climate and seasons; Harvesting and processing; The tea voyage
  • Part 2 Tea Brewing and Drinking -- Tea-brewing basics; Tea tools; Buying, storing and tasting
  • Part 3 Tea Blending -- Tisanes, herbal and fruit teas; Scenting, infusions and blending herbs; Blending tea at home; Blending for health; Tea mixology
  • Part 4 The World of Tea -- Country profiles of China, Taiwan, Japan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, East Africa.

In this last section, the country profiles open with an introduction that describes the country's tea-growing history alongside a map showing the tea regions. Each area is described as to name, amount of tea produced, tea type, climate, location, and major plantations. Another spread sets out the specific teas grown in that country and describes their production, growing conditions, grade, processing methods, and taste profiles.

The world of tea is here to stay. New varieties will be introduced, new health benefits will be proven, and tea sales will continue to grow. The World Atlas of Tea is an exceptional gift choice and specialty selection for this new world.

Zero-Proof Cocktails: Alcohol-Free Beverages for Every Occasion
Zero-Proof Cocktails
Alcohol-Free Beverages for Every Occasion
Hardcover      ISBN: 1580089593
A creative collection of 100 recipes for nonalcoholic aperitifs, mocktails, martinis, infusions, wine alternatives, and more, plus food-pairing tips.

Featuring fresh and festive beverages, ZERO PROOF COCKTAILS is the perfect elixir for anyone weary of uninspired liquor-free libations. Tired of the limited choices available to nondrinkers, chef and mixologist Liz Scott set out to create and share tempting zero-proof concoctions that complement any meal and satisfy every craving. Her alternatives to classic drinks, such as the Cosmopolitan Charade, Toasted Almond Cordial, Raspberry Razzletini, and Strawberry White Sangria, will make every family gathering and chic party a memorable one--for everyone.