My Life With Tea

a blog exploring the art and spirit of tea

My Life With Tea

a blog exploring the art and spirit of tea


Beckwith, Sebastian. A Little Tea Book: All the Essentials from Leaf to Cup. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.

Dusinberre, Deke, trans The Book of Tea. Paris: Flammarion, 1992.

Heiss, Mary Lou and Robert J. Heiss. The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide. Berkley, California: Ten Speed Press, 2007.

Knight, Elizabeth. Celtic Teas With Friends: Teatime Traditions from Cornwall, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Perryville, Kentucky: Benjamin Press, 2008.

Lovelace, Virginia Utermohlen. Three Basic Teas & How to Enjoy Them. Chlemsford, Massachusetts: VU Books, 2017. See Review Here

Mariage Freres. The French Art of Tea. France Mariage Freres, 2004.

Mitscher, Lester A. and Victoria Dolby. The Green Tea Book: China’sFountain of Youth. New York: Avery Publishing Group, 1998.

Pettigrew, Jane. Design for Tea: Tea Wares from the Dragon Court to Afternoon Tea. Phoenix Mill: Sutton Publishing, Ltd., 2003.

Pettigrew, Jane. The Tea Companion: A Connoisseur’s Guide. New York: MacMillan, 1997.

Pettigrew, Jane and Bruce Richardson. The New Tea Companion: A Guide to TeasThroughout the World. 3rd ed. Danville, Kentucky: Benjamin Press, 2015.

Pratt, James Norwood. New Tea Lover’s Treasury. San Francisco: Publishing Technology Associates, 1999.

Richardson, Lisa Boalt. Modern Tea: A Fresh Look at an Ancient Beverage. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2014.

Rosen, Diana. The Book of Green Tea. Massachusetts, Storey Books, 1998.

Rosen, Diana. Steeped In Tea: Creative Ideas, Activities & Recipes for Tea Lovers .Vermont: Storey Books, 1999.

Sangmanee, Kitti Cha, Catherine Donzel, Stephane Melchoir-Durant, and Alain Stella. The Little Book of Tea. France: Flammarion, 2001.

Tenison, Marika Hanbury, ed. Book of Afternoon Tea. London: David & Charles, 1980.

History & Memoir:

Ellis, Markman, Richard Coulton and Matthew Mauger. Empire of Tea: The Asian Leaf That Conquered the World. London: Reaktion Books, Ltd., 2015.

Faulkner, Rupert, ed., Tea East & West. London: V&A Publications, 2003.

Forrest, D. M. A Hundred Years of Ceylon Tea: 1867-1967. London: Chatto & Windus, 1967.

Goodwin, Jason. A Time for Tea: Travels Through China and India in Search of Tea. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991.

Griffiths, John. Tea: The Drink That Changed the World. London: Andre Deutsch, 2007.

Gustafson, Helen. The Agony of the Tea Leaves: The Ecstasy ofMy Life with Tea. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1996.

Hohenegger, Beatrice. Liquid Jade: The Story of Tea from East toWest. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2006.

Hoyt, Scott Chamberlin. The Meaning of Tea: A Tea Inspired Journey. New York: Talking Leaves Press, 2009.

Koehler, Jeff. Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World’sGreatest Tea. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015.

Martin, Laura. Tea: The Drink That Changed the World. Vermont: Tuttle Publishing, 2007.

Masset, Claire. Tea and Tea Drinking. Oxford: Shire Publications, 2010.

McCormick, Malach.i A Decent Cup of Tea. New York: Clarkson Potter, 1991. See Review Here

Moxham, Roy. Tea: Addiction, Exploitation, and Empire. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2003.

Pettigrew, Jane and Bruce Richardson. A Social History of Tea: Tea’s Influence on Commerce, Culture & Community. Danville, Kentucky: Benjamin Press, 2014. 

Pettigrew, Jane. A Social History of Tea. London: National Trust Enterprises Ltd., 2001. 

Rose, Sarah. For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History. New York: Penguin Books, 2009.

Roth, Rodris. Tea Drinking in 18th Century America: Its Etiquette and Equipage. Vancouver, Washington: Tea Trade Mart Publishing Co., 2017. 

Smith, Michael. The Afternoon Tea Book. New York: MacMillan, 1986.

Standage, Tom “Tea and the British Empire” In A History of the World in 6Glasses. Pages 171-220. New York: Bloomsbury, 2005.

Stevens, Becca. The Way of Tea and Justice: Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage from its Violent History. New York: Jericho Books, 2014.

Ukers, William H. The Romance of Tea: Tea & Tea DrinkingThrough Sixteen Hundred Years. Danville, Kentucky: Benjamin Press, 2017.

Whitaker, Jan. Tea at the Blue Lantern Inn: A Social History of the Tea Room Craze inAmerica. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2002.

Entertaining With Tea:

Adoree, Angel. The Vintage Tea Party Year. New York: Octopus Publishings Group, 2013.

Adoree, Angel. The Vintage Tea Party Book. New York: Octopus Publishing Group, 2011.

Foley, Tricia. Having Tea: Recipes & Table Settings. New York: Clarkson N Potter, 1987.

Richardson, Lisa Boalt. Tea With a Twist: Entertaining and Cooking with Tea. Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House Publishers, 2009.

Tea Party Recipes, Tea Cocktail Recipes, Tea-Infused Recipes:

Blake, Susannah. Afternoon Tea. New York: Ryland Peters & Small, 2006.

Edelmann, Anton. Taking Tea at the Savoy. London: Pavilion Books, 1999.

Gehring, Abigail. Tea Cocktails: A Mixologist’s Guide toLegendary Tea-Infused Cocktails. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2014.

Gold, Cynthia and Lise Stern. Culinary Tea: More than 100 Recipes Steeped in Tradition from Around theWorld. Philadelpha, Pennsylvania: Running Press, 2010.

Isles, Joanna. A Proper Tea. New York: St Martin’s Press, 1990.

King, M Dalton. Special Teas. New York: Kenan Books, Inc, 1992..

Mackley, Lesley. The Book of Afternoon Tea. New York: HPBOOKS, 1992.

Ripps, Jennie and Maria Littlefield. Wise Cocktails: Owl’s Brew Guide to Crafting& Brewing Tea-Based Beverages. New York: Rodale, 2015.

Wemischner, Robert and Diana Rosen. Cooking with Tea. Boston: Periplus Editions, 2000.

Zijderveld, Annelies. Steeped: Recipes Infused With Tea. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2015.

Tea in Art and Literature:

Hohenegger, Beatrice, ed. Steeped in History: The Art of Tea. Los Angeles, California: Fowler Museum Publications Department at UCLA, 2009.

Wilson, Kim. Tea with Jane Austen. Madison, Wisconsin: Jones Books, 2004.

Tea Etiquette: 

Burns, Emily. Tea and Manners: Etiquette and Receipts for Victorian Teas. self published, 2014.

Johnson, Dorothea. Tea & Etiquette: Taking Tea for Businessand Pleasure. Sterling, Virginia: Capital Books, 1998. 

Johnson, Dorothea and Bruce Richardson Tea & Etiquette: TakingTea for Business and Pleasure. 2nd ed Danville, Kentucky: Benjamin Press, 2013. 

Johnson, Dorothea, John Harney and Ann Noyes. Children’s Tea &Etiquette: Brewing Good Manners in Young Minds. Perryville, Kentucky: Benjamin Press, 2006.

Spiritual and Meditative Aspects of Tea:

Fisher, Aaron. Tea Medicine. Global Tea Hut, 2014.

Fisher, Aaron. The Way of Tea: Reflections on a Life with Tea. North Clarendon, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing, 2010.

Murphy, Frank Hadley. The Spirit of Tea. Santa Fe: Sherman Asher Publishing, 2008.

Okakura, Kakuzo. The Book of Tea. (Modern edition of a classic work of 1906) Boston, Massachusetts: Shambhala Publications, Inc, 2001.

Okakura, Kakuzo. The Book of Tea. (Modern edition of a classic work of 1906) Danville, Kentucky: Benjamin Press, 2013. 

Richardson, Shelley. Looking Deeply Into Tea: Thoughts and Prayers. Perryville, Kentucky: Benjamin Press, 2005. See review here.

Rosen, Diana. Meditations with Tea: Paths to Inner Peace. New York: Citadel Press, 2004. See review here. 

Rosen, Diana. Taking Time for Tea: 15 Seasonal Tea Parties to Sooth the Soul andCelebrate the Spirit. Massachusetts: Storey Books, 2000. See review here. 

Sen, Soshiysu. Tea Life, Tea Mind. New York: Weatherhill, 1979. 

Stoddard, Alexandra. Tea Celebrations: The Way to Serenity. New York: William Morrow & Co, 1994.

Children’s Books:

Dunnewind, Stephanie. Come to Tea: Fun Tea Party Themes, Recipes,Crafts, Games, Etiquette and More. New York: Sterling Publishing Co, 2002. 

Napier, Tanja. The Totally Tea-riffic Tea Party Book. New York: Barron’s Educational Series, 2002.

Tate, Lindsey. Teatime with Emma Buttersnap. New York: Henry Holt & Co, 1998.

Tea Quotes, Poetry, and Trivia: 

Dexter, Pearl, comp. Tea Poetry. Scotland, Connecticut: Olde English Tea Company, Inc, 2003. 

Dowling, Marylu, Faith Morgan and Ellen Galford. Jasmine Nights &Monkey Pluck: Love, Discovery and Tea. Sebastopol, California: Floreant Press, 2002.

Fisher, Aaron. Tea Wisdom: Inspirational Quotesand Quips About the World’s Most Celebrated Beverage. Vermont: Tuttle Publishing, 2009 

Holt, Geraldene. A Cup of Tea: Treasures for Teatime. London: Pavilion Books, 1991. 

Harvest House Publishers. 365 Things Every Tea Lover Should Know. Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House Publishers, 2008.

Pannunzio, Lu Ann. Tea-Spiration: Inspirational Words for TeaLovers. Mango Media, Inc, 2016.

Gift Books Including Small Format Tea Books:

Birkhead, Mary Grace. Teacups Full of Treasures: Let the Names ofGod Be Your Source of Strength. Nashville: Integrity Publishers, 2006.

Bigelow, David, William Barclay Hall and Eunice Bigelow. Charleston Tea Plantation: America’s Tea Garden. Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina: Charleston Tea Gardens, LLC, 2000. 

Ellis, Hattie A Passion for Tea New York: Ryland Peters and Small, 2006.

Engelbreit, Mary. A Time For Tea: A Book About Tea. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishings, 1997. 

Glover, Brian. A Taste of Tea. New York: Ryland Peters and Small, 2007.

King, M Dalton. Tea Time: Tradition, Presentation, and Recipes. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1992. 

Mitchell, Patricia B. Victorian Parlors and Tea Parties. Published by the author, 2013. 

Rivers, Michele. Time for Tea: Tea and Conversation with Thirteen English Women. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, 1995. 

Walker, Francis S. Irish Teatime Recipes: Traditional Cakes from the Emerald Isle. England: J Salmon Ltd, 2012.


The Meaning of Tea. Directed by Scott Chamberlin Hoyt New York: Tea Dragon Films, 2009.

Travel Guides:

Niles, Bo and Veronica McNiff. The New York Book of Tea: Where to Take Tea and Buy Tea & Teaware. New York: City & Company, 1997. 

Pettigrew, Jane and Bruce Richardson. Tea in the City: Paris. Perryville, Kentucky: Benjamin Press, 2007.

Other Infused Beverages:

Hudson, Charles M, ed. Black Drink: A Native American Tea. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1979.