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13 replies, 5 voices Last updated by  bram 4 years, 10 months ago
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  • #9450

    Jason Goodwin
    Member
    @gunpowdergardens

    OK I’ll be bold and jump in here – I like Okukaru’s Book of Tea. I am in awe of Ukers’ two volume All about Tea, published in the 1930s – stats, facts, photos, diagrams, science, it’s all in there (though a bit dry, admittedly).

    And I can’t help but mention The Gunpowder Gardens: Travels through India and China in Search of Tea. Yup, I wrote it, and I have to say I’m proud of it. It holds up well. It’s available on Kindle, it’s very cheap, and it will make you laugh. I promise. (Extract here: http://gunpowdergardens.wordpress.com/extract-see-inside/)

    Any other ideas?

  • #9451

    bram
    Participant
    @bram

    Yes, too many. But I have those 3 too. Read 2 of them, Ukers’ takes a bit longer.

  • #9452

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    @gunpowdergardens -you reference back to your own work so enthusiastically, I think you should simply add your blog to Tea Trade like most of us here. That way we won’t miss your posts and you won’t need to self promote 😛

  • #9453

    bram
    Participant
    @bram

    Yeah (talking about self promotion ;)), blog and tell us the stories that did not make it into the book. 😉

  • #9454

    Robert Godden
    Participant
    @thedevotea

    I’m currently reading “The Heart of Tea”. Can”t put it down.

  • #9455

    bram
    Participant
    @bram

    You will have to, otherwise we can’t pick it up. 😉

  • #9456

    Jason Goodwin
    Member
    @gunpowdergardens

    jackie – thanks, splendid idea! bram – another! I’l do just that.

  • #9457

    Robert Godden
    Participant
    @thedevotea

    Jason, I borrowed your book from the library a few months back. Lady Devotea read it, but I couldn’t. I found the type too small.

    But the good news is, it’s in a small suburban South Australian library. That’s got to make you feel good.

  • #9458

    riccaicedo
    Participant
    @riccaicedo

    @thedevotea is “The Heart of Tea” available on Kindle? I have problems finding tea books in Colombian bookstores.

  • #9459

    bram
    Participant
    @bram

    @riccaicedo Bookstores here ain’t a place to go for tea books either. If they have one chances are they are about recipes for cakes and such and not about tea. As if I need a cake as an excuse to drink tea (or vice versa).

    Places I use to find books:

    second hand bookstores
    amazon (often only for the reviews and book information)
    ebay (+ something similar for the Dutch market)
    antiqbook.com (+ something similar for the Dutch market)
    Tea stores. Rarely a success

     

     

  • #9460

    Robert Godden
    Participant
    @thedevotea

    Likely release date  The Heart of Tea is May @riccaicedo

     

  • #9461

    Jackie
    Keymaster
    @jackie

    @riccaicedo It just so happens that @thedevotea cannot stop reading “The heart of tea” because it is his own upcoming book! You’d think he’d know every word by now. Actually he’s been publishing excerpts of it on his blog. Looks most promising. But good question, will it be on Kindle?

  • #9462

    riccaicedo
    Participant
    @riccaicedo

    @thedevotea I’ll be eagerly awaiting for the release of your book! If it’s on an electronic format is easier for me to buy it, otherwise I have to get it shipped to Colombia.

  • #9464

    bram
    Participant
    @bram

    Actually, for me a digital version only would most likely reduce the chance of me reading it to next to none. But so would also a high price (including shipping). On the other hand it is a book by thedevotea, so that increases the reading chances.

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