A Collection of Early English Books on Tea: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

A Collection of Early English Books on Tea

1st Edition

Edited by Takau Shimada, Akiko Takiguchi

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2,030 pages

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Hardback: 9784902454031
pub: 2006-01-31
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This is a collection of 23 early writings on tea in England.

The collection includes writings from the early modern period when tea was introduced from the East via the Netherlands and caused controversial argument between anti- and pro- tea drinkers, and it traces historically how tea was accepted in British society and became established as a social tradition.

The set includes not only famous books on tea by Kaempfer, Short, Twining, or Lettsome but also very rare items such as poems, manner books, medical treatise, and a review by Samuel Johnson.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
CKB019000
COOKING / Beverages / Coffee & Tea
SOC005000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Customs & Traditions
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General