Myths & Legends of Tea, Volume 1

Myths & Legends of Tea, Volume 1 Gary Robson Is Both A Tea Expert And A Storyteller With The Myths And Legends Of Tea Series, His Goal Is To Create The Grimm S Fairy Tales Of Tea.Robson Is As Much In Love With The Stories Of Different Tea Styles As He Is With The Tea Itself He Was Frequently Found Standing In His Tea Shop Telling The Tales As They Were Originally Told To Him Or As He Found Them In The Course Of Reading About Tea Many Of These Wondrous Stories Are Far Too Short The Poor Farmer Who Cleaned Up A Temple And Was Given Tieguanyin Oolong As His Reward By The Goddess The Mandarin Who Added Bergamot Oil To An English Earl S Tea To Compensate For The Calcium In The Water And Created One Of The Western World S Most Popular Teas The Tea Master Who Performed One Last Tea Ceremony After He Was Ordered By His Daimyo To Commit Seppuku.He Has Taken Each Of These Tales And Retold It In His Own Style Some Of The Stories Are Entirely Legend, Their Origins Lost In The Mists Of Time Some Are Based Heavily On Fact Some Will Be Familiar To Any Tea Aficionado Some Are Purely The Product Of His Own Imagination In All Of Them, He Focuses On Building A Sense Of The Time, The Setting, And The Characters Bringing The Stories Of Tea To Life.This First Volume In The Series Features Seven Stories, Each Accompanied By A Profile Of The Tea Featured In The Story China, 2737 BC The Origin Of TeaJapan, 1591 The Japanese Tea CeremonyChina, 1761 The Iron Goddess Of MercyEngland, 1806 Earl GreyUnited States, 1874 Teatime In GeorgiaTaiwan, 1931 Oriental BeautyAustralia, 20 Years From Now Post Apocalyptic Earl Grey A friend gave me this book along with some tea, knowing how much I love it, and I really enjoyed it Each chapter takes a different type of tea and explains the story of its origin at least the story that s been pa
Robson s Myths and Legends of Tea is the first book I ve come across that tells the collected stories of different tea styles Robson s a teahouse aficionado and it comes across well in his writing Of the seven tales, six are attested myths ranging from China, japan, USA, and Britain, whilst the seventh bonus myth is a piece of creative writing that accompanies his own tea blend set in a post apocalyptic wasteland two spoons Mad Max steeped in a bit of Shaun of the Dead His writing brin
It s a solid read, told in the story teller style It reads cleanly and simply, as though Robson was sitting by the fire with you telling you these stories over a hot cup of whatever he was describing at the time But don t look for rich complex literature, this is meant to go down easy.I appreciated the stories he chose, putting in a unique take on the originals while staying true to much of the source material where there is any It s a solid, easy read for any fans of tea who might be curious It s a solid read, told in the story teller style It reads cleanly and
I m the author, just using this review field to tell you that there s a free chapter here on Goodreads and a preview onand if you re not anperson, it s on the Apple iBookstore, too If you have questions or comments, please feel free to leave them on Goodreads or my blog TeaWithGary.com Thank you The writing is not very good It reads like a teen pre teen novel But the info is interesting.