A Spot of Tea


A few random thoughts

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Chinese Tea Ceremony (yes, Chinese!)

  • Republic of Tea.

  • Stash Tea
    Mail order (call for a catalog; I've ordered and can recommend)
    9040 SW Burnham
    Tigard, Oregon 97223-6199
  • Simpson & Vail, Inc.
    Mail order (call for a catalog; I've ordered and can recommend)
    PO Box 309
    Pleasantville, NY 10570
  • Paradise Tropical Tea
    1111 Watson Center Road
    Suite A-1
    Carson, CA 90745
    (800) 221-2664., (310) 834-4400
    My friend Mimi introduced me to Paradise tea. The California-based company has a line of teas flavored with just the right amount of tropical fruits (papaya, mango, kiwi, their original blend, and one or two more). But even more importantly, the *tea* itself is excellent. The teas are good hot or cold. I've purchased the teas from gourmet stores (in California) but haven't yet called about mail order.

  • Lipton's Tea Lover's Club, 1-800-259-4035.
    Catalog with Lipton logo gifts, requires proofs-of-purchase. No tea, though.

  • Tea Vendors List.
    A huge compilation, including information on web sites, books, and museums. It's recently moved and has mercifully been broken up into smaller pages. A heroic effort!
  • Web Sites for Tea.

    Books about tea
  • Tea, by Irena Chalmers. (Potpourri Press) 1978. She gives these suggestions for further reading:
    The Book of Coffee and Tea, Joel, David, and Karl Schapira (St. Martin's Press) The Classic of Tea, Lu Yu (Little Brown & Co)
    Tea, Jamie Shalleck (Viking Press)
    Cha-No-Yu: The Japanese Tea Ceremony, A.L. Sadler (Tuttle)
  • Teacraft. A Treasury of Romance, Rituals & Recipes. by Charles & Violet Schaffer (Yerba Buena Press), 1975
  • Teas of the World by Nancy H. Woodward (Collier Books), 1980.
  • James Norwood Pratt's Tea Lover's Treasury (Cole Group, Inc.), 1982.

    Updated: December 1, 1996
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