You don't become an expert in something without hard work, lots of study and a great deal of passion for the subject. As the Clari-Tea House Tea Master, it's my job to stay up to date on all things 'tea' so we can continue to bring you only the highest quality teas, made by reputable tea plantations and estates from all over the world. As part of that learning curve, I've been attending tea mastery classes for several years. Here's a photo of a tea mastery class that I attended in Long Beach, California, last year. This is Babette Donaldson presenting; she was talking about her new book - The Everything Healthy Tea book.
She talked about a lot of the misconceptions about tea, as well as delivering some healthy facts about our favorite beverage! If you're interested, you can pick up the book from Amazon where they introduce the book as "An introduction to the world's teas and their healing qualities!"
The book explains about the many different types of tea, including green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong tea, and pu'erh teas. It also talks about herbal teas, and other infusions such as flavored teas. Learn about the use of tea as medicine throughout history and developing your own de-stressing tea traditions.