For centuries, tea has been used for healing and improved wellness, and now you can learn to rejuvenate your health with The Healing Power of Tea. Whether a new or expert tea drinker, Caroline Dow provides you with “tea-rrific” knowledge, including detailed explanations of different tea types and their advantages, as well as a list of ailments and what blends will alleviate them.
From black to green to oolong, enjoy many aspects of tea and tea culture. Discover the delicious ways tea will improve your life with extensive recipes and an easy-to-use reference guide. From the history of tea to growing a tea garden, this comprehensive book takes you on a fascinating journey into the world of teas and tisanes.
This book is jam packed full of information on one of my favourite subjects – tea. Dow writes quite simply so there is never anything difficult to understand within all the information. I drink all kinds of tea including the herbal ones but I enjoyed finding out the positive and negative effects of these. Along with a chapter on which teas can improve health conditions. It’s a book that can be dipped in and out of or read straight through. There’s even a small section on the best botanicals to drink when pregnant and what to avoid. It really is a wealth of information
I have 2 small quibbles. As someone who has enjoyed tea and brews my own regularly I found the chapter on making the perfect cup of tea a bit simple and silly but looking at it positively if you are a beginner to the craft then you will get a lot out of it. Plus as that section also includes some historical facts I got to learn about the UK’s Brown Betty tea pot so it’s all good really.
The one other thing is the book seems to be aimed at US readers only rather than international. Certain brands and shops were meaningless. I’m entirely sure if certain botanicals are available worldwide so maybe some research for me to do on those that sound interesting.
But overall this is a book full of facts, interesting tips, and healing properties for those that are more interested in holistic therapies. It’s a must read. I would definitely recommend it.