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Steeped in History
Author: Beatrice Hohenegger

ISBN: 9780977834419
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 30 October 2009
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 30.4 x 23.3 x 1.7
Description:
After water, tea is the most frequently consumed beverage on the face of the earth. In ancient China tea was regarded as one of the seven daily necessities of life; for many Japanese it has served as a ritual element in the quest for enlightenment.

In England afternoon tea holds an immutable place in the popular imagination, while in the United States it is often associated with the American Revolution.

While various teas have been prepared in an assortment of ways and have played parts in countless culinary practices, it is also important to note that tea is and nearly always has been a highly important commodity. As such, it has played a variety of striking and often paradoxical roles on the world stage an ancient health remedy, an element of cultural practice, a source of profound spiritual insights, but also a catalyst for brutal international conflict, drug trafficking, crushing taxes, and horrific labour conditions.

In the course of Steeped in History, editor Beatrice Hohenegger and eleven distinguished historians and art historians trace the impact of tea from i...

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