Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Camellia sinensis, commonly known as tea, is grown in tea gardens and estates around the world. Recently scientists have called for an increase in tea drinking following the results of new research. More than ten years worth of data found that drinking four cups or more a day of tea could be more beneficial than drinking water. "Tea: The Drink that Changed the World" tells of the rich legends and history surrounding this favourite drink of the British public and it's spread throughout Asia and the West, as well as its rise to the status of necessity in kitchens around the world. Answering every question you have about tea and its history - and some you may not even have considered. Who discovered tea? Where does tea come from? How is it processed into the wide variety of flavours many of us drink every day? Why and how did tea become so intertwined with religious traditions? How did different cultures adapt tea to their own circumstances-from Russia's homemade blends to Tibet's addition of Yak butter? Just how does one brew a perfect cup of tea?