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This list of “Books About Tea” is dedicated to the memory of John Harney. 

  1. Adrian, Ann and Judith Dennis. Herbal Tea Book. San Francisco: Health Publishing Co., 1972. First published in 1959, this pamphlet describes more than 60 herbs that can be used to brew tea. Fine. $5.
  2. (Advertising). Color magazine ad for Lipton tea from 1946, featuring Ginger Rogers. $10.
  3. (Advertising). Japan Tea. Tea Exporters Association of Shizuoka. No date, circa 1939. Lovely 20-page booklet, bound with red thread. A compact and colorful introduction to the origin, cultivation and distribution of Japan tea. Fine. $25.
  4. (Advertising). “Tea for Sale,” in Fortune Magazine, August 1933, pp. 34-38. With color illustrations. Discusses Chase & Sanborn’s advertising campaign. Very good. $15.
  5. Alcraft, Rob. Tea: Blends, Origins, Rituals. Valencia, CA: Top That! Publishing, 2004. Compact, illustrated guide to the world of tea. Fine. $5.
  6. Anderson, Lena. Tea for Ten. New York: R&S Books, 2000. Colorful picture book about a lonely hedgehog hosting a delightful tea. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.
  7. Barnes, Emilie. Let’s Have a Tea Party! Special Celebrations for Little Girls. Eugene: Harvest House Publishers, 1997. Illustrations by Michael Sparks. Each chapter is devoted to a different type of tea celebrations, from “A Garden Tea Party” to “Tea with Grammy.” Fine. $15.
  8. Beilenson, John. The Book of Tea. White Plains: Peter Pauper Press, 1989. Small paperback gift book, shaped like a cup of tea. Compact, illustrated overview that includes information about Thai Tea, Bush (Australian) Tea and Chaiyii Tea. Fine. $5.
  9. Bergen, Lara and A. Picksey. Tinker Bell’s Tea Party. New York: Disney Press, 2008. First edition. Tinker Bell makes a pretty silver teacup and plans a tea party, assisted by her friends. Fine. $5.
  10. (Boston Tea Party). Griswold, Wesley S. The Boston Tea Party: The Night the Revolution Began. Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Abacus Press, 1973. First edition. Comprehensive, illustrated history of this seminal event in American Revolutionary history. Fine in very good dust. $20.

 

  1. “British Tea Culture,in The Horticulturist: Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste, vol. 4, no. 3 [September 1849], pp. 134-136. Early article on “The probability of a successful cultivation of tea in the Himalayan mountains.” Fine. $15.

 

  1. Campbell, Dawn and Janet Smith. The Tea Book. Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co., 1995. Illustrated overview of tea history, followed by a wide array of international recipes. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. “Ceres.Herbal Teas for Health and Healing. Rochester: Healing Arts Press, 1988. First U.S. edition. A survey of herbal teas by a lifelong naturalist. Trade paperback. Fine. $5.

 

  1. (Ceylon Tea). “A Ceylon Tea-Farm,” in Demorest’s Family Magazine, January 1894, pp. 139-143. Illustrated with vintage photographs of an estate and its tea manufacturing process. Fine. $10.

 

  1. Chow, Kit and Ione Kramer. All the Tea in China. San Francisco: China Books and Periodicals, Inc., 1991. Illustrated guide to tea and tea customs in China, including the gong fu tea ceremony and the health benefits of tea. Trade paperback. Fine. $15.

 

  1. Clarke, Ethne. The Cup that Cheers: A History of Tea. London: The Reader’s Digest Association, Ltd., 1983. Very good. $15.

 

  1. (Clipper Ships). MacGregor, David R. The Tea Clippers. London: Percival, Marshall & Co., Ltd., 1952. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $25.

 

  1. (Clipper Ships). Campbell, George F. China Tea Clippers. Camden, Maine: International Marine Publishing Co., 1990. Illustrated with drawings by the author. Detailed history of tea clipper design and structure. Fine in fine dust jacket. $20.

 

  1. (Clipper Ships). Shewan, Andrew. The Great Days of Sail: Some Reminiscences of a Clipper Ship Captain. London: Conway Maritime Press, 1996. The journeys of Captain Andrew

 

Shewan, “probably the last survivor of the tea-clipper captains.” Reprint of the 1927 first edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. (Clipper Ships). Whipple, A.B.C. The Challenge. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1987. The story of how clipper ships helped make America a maritime power in the mid- nineteenth century. Discusses the role played by the tea trade. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. (Clipper Ships). — — —. The Clipper Ships. Alexandria: Time-Life Books, 1980. Well- illustrated volume with information on the Great Tea Race and tea trade. Fine without dust jacket as issued. $15.

 

  1. (Clipper Ships). — — —. The Clipper Ships. Alexandria: Time-Life Books, 1985. Later printing. Very good without dust jacket as issued. $10.

 

  1. Delmas, François-Xavier, et. al. The Tea Drinker’s Handbook. New York: Abbeville Press, 2008. Colorful survey of tea ecology, cultivation, and tasting. Fine without dust jacket as

$15.

 

  1. Driscoll, Elizabeth W. and Elaine Negroponte. Tea with Miss Rose-Recipes and Reminiscences of Boston’s Teacup Society. Boston: Mount Vernon Press, 2002. Illustrated guide to hosting a formal tea. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Ellis, Hattie. Tea: Discovering, Exploring, Enjoying. Photography by Debi Treloar. New York: Ryland Peters & Small, 2002. A compact, handsomely photographed guide to tea traditions. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Faulkner, Rupert, Ed. Tea East & West. London: V&A Publications, 2003. Beautifully designed and illustrated survey of global tea culture and history. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $20.

 

  1. Foley, Tricia. Having Tea; Recipes & Table Settings. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, , 1986. Illustrated guide to tea recipes, menus and table settings. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Fong, Roy. The Great Teas of China. Oakland, CA: Tea Journey Books, 2009. Trade paperback. Compact guide to Chinese tea by a noted authority. Fine. $10.

 

  1. Forrest, D. M. A Hundred Years of Ceylon Tea, 1867-1967. London: Chatto & Windus, 1967. First edition, second impression. Illustrated, wide-ranging history of tea cultivation in Ceylon. Fine in fine dust jacket. Scarce, especially in fine condition. $45.

 

  1. Frey, Iris Ihde. Crumpets and Scones. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1982. A tour of eleven delightful tea menus from around the world. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. Fronty, Laura. Aromatic Teas and Herbal Infusions. New York: Clarkson Potter, 1997. First U.S. edition. Guide to teas and herbal teas, with striking photos and numerous recipes. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Fuchs, Jeff. The Ancient Tea Road; Travels with the Last of the Himalayan Muleteers. New York: Penguin Group, 2008. First edition. Fascinating account of one of the world’s ancient tea trade routes. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. Gleason, Carrie. The Biography of Tea. New York: Crabtree Publishing, 2007. Illustrated history of tea for young people, with illustrations and photos. Fine. $10.

 

  1. Goodwin, Jason. The Gunpowder Gardens: Travels Through China and India in Search of Tea. London: Chatto & Windus, Goodwin’s journal takes us to, among other places,

Fujian, Calcutta, Darjeeling and Bohea. First British edition. Published in the U.S. in 1991 as A Time for Tea: Travels Through China and India in Search of Tea. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Greco, Gail. Tea-Time at the Inn; A Country Inn Cookbook. Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 1991. A collection of teatime recipes from “The Best Little Tea Houses in America.” Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. (Greenwich, New Jersey Tea Party). Andrews, Frank D. The Tea-Burners of Cumberland County Who Burned a Cargo of Tea at Greenwich, New Jersey, December 22, 1774. Vineland, N.J.: Cumberland County Historical Society, 1974. Reprint of booklet originally published in 1908. Very good. $10.

 

  1. (Greenwich, New Jersey Tea Party). “Greenwich Tea Party,” in South Jersey Magazine, January-March 1975. A three-page, photographic overview of the 200th anniversary celebration of the Greenwich Tea Party. Very good. $5.

 

  1. (Greenwich, New Jersey Tea Party). Four-page leaflet invitation to join the Cumberland County Historical Society. Reprints an article from The History of Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties, New Jersey, by Shepard and Cushing. Photo of Greenwich Tea Burning Monument on the cover. $5.

 

  1. (Greenwich, New Jersey Tea Party). Sickler, Joseph S. Tea Burning Town: The Story of Greenwich on the Cohansey in West New Jersey. New York: Abelard Press, 1950. Photographic artwork by Charles Cordrey. Illustrated with black & white photos. Detailed history of the colonial town where New Jersey’s Tea Party took place. Hardcover edition. Fine. $25.

 

  1. (Greenwich, New Jersey Tea Party). Tea Burning Town: The Story of Greenwich on the Cohansey in West New Jersey. Bridgeton: The Greenwich Press, 1973. Second printing, limited to 2,000 copies. Trade paperback. Fine. $15.

 

  1. Gregory, Carole. Favourite Teatime Recipes; Traditional Home-Made Cakes and Pastries. Sevenoaks: J. Salmon Ltd., 1992. Trade paperback. Fine. $10.

 

  1. Griffiths, John. Tea: The Drink That Changed the World. London: Andre Deutsch Ltd., 2008. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Gustafson, Helen. The Agony of the Leaves: The Ecstasy of My Life with Tea. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1996. Illustrated by Mark Gagnon, preface by Samuel Twining. Adventures of the late tea sommelier at Berkeley’s famous Chez Panisse First edition. Fine in

fine dust jacket. $20.

 

  1. Hammitzsch, Horst. Zen in the Art of the Tea Ceremony. Tisbury: Element Books Ltd., 1977. First edition in this format. Abridged version of the author’s longer work. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Harney, Michael. The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea. New York: The Penguin Press, 2008. A comprehensive account of tea from a leading tea expert. First edition. Fine in very good dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. Harper, Sandra. High Tea. New York: Pocket Books, 2008. A novel (with recipes!) based in a Los Angeles Tea Room. First trade paperback edition. Fine. $10.

 

  1. Harris, Mair L.D. Bermuda’s Tea Time Treats. Sandys, Bermuda: Marne Publications, 2001. Trade paperback. Fine. $15.

 

  1. Heiss, Mary Lou. Green Tea: 50 Hot Drinks, Cool Quenchers, and Sweet and Savory Treats. Boston: The Harvard Common Press, 2006. First edition, inscribed by the author.

$10.

 

  1. Helps, Racey. Two from a Tea-Pot. London: Collins, 1955. The tale of a fastidious cat who befriends two mice living in a broken teapot. The charming illustrations are reminiscent of Beatrix Potter’s work. Very good in good dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. Hesse, Eelco. Tea: The Eyelids of Bodhidharma. Dorchester: Prism Press, 1982. Trade paperback. Fine. $10.

 

  1. Holmes, Oliver Wendell. Over the Teacups. Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1891. Bound in red cloth with a leather spine label. A nice copy of Holmes’ classic collection of essays about

conversation at tea. Fine. $30.

 

  1. — — —. Over the Teacups. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1891. Very good. $25.

 

  1. Holt, Geraldene, Ed. A Cup of Tea. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. “An Afternoon Anthology of Fine China and Tea Traditions.” Sumptuously printed book of quotes accompanied by watercolors of old English pottery. First U.S. edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. How-Cheung and Lorna H. Mui. “Andrew Melrose: Tea Dealer and Grocer of Edinburgh, 1812-1833.” Liverpool University Press reprint from Business History, Vol. 9, No. 1, January 1967. Very good. $20.

 

  1. — — —. “Smuggling and the British Tea Trade Before 1784.” Reprint from the American Historical Review, Vol. 74, No. 1, October 1968. Scholarly article on an interesting aspect of tea history. Inscribed by the authors. Fine. $20.

 

  1. Huxley, Gervas. Talking of Tea. London: Thames and Hudson, 1956. Huxley spent much of his life in the tea trade and his book is charming and informative. First British edition. Fine in very good dust jacket. $25.

 

  1. — — —. Talking of Tea. Ivyland, Pennsylvania: John Wagner & Sons, 1956. First American edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Ibbetson, A. Tea from Grower to Consumer. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., N.D., circa 1914. From the publisher’s “Common Commodities of Commerce” series. Scarce. Very good. $20.

 

  1. Isles, Joanna. A Proper Tea. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1987. A tea recipe book illustrated with watercolors. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Israel, Andrea. Taking Tea: The Essential Guide to Brewing, Serving, and Entertaining with Teas from Around the World. London: Judy Piatkus, Ltd., 1987. A well designed, illustrated introduction to tea history, culture and recipes. First British edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $20.

 

  1. — — —. Taking Tea: The Essential Guide to Brewing, Serving, and Entertaining with Teas from Around the World. New York: Grove Press, 1987. Later printing of U.S. edition. $10.

 

  1. Jialin, Luo. The China Tea Book. San Rafael: Earth Aware Editions, 2012. First U.S. edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $20.

 

  1. King, M. Dalton. Special Teas. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1992. A brief introduction to tea is followed by 14 chapters on a variety of tea events, including Thanksgiving Tea, Easter Tea and Children’s First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $20.

 

  1. Kirby, Mary and Elizabeth. Aunt Martha’s Corner Cupboard, or, Stories About Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, Etc. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Co., 1898. With 60 illustrations, many of them in color. A charming collection of anecdotes about the history and culture of these staples, including salt, currants, and honey. In a lovely binding. Front hinge repaired. Very good.

$35.

 

  1. Knight, Elizabeth. Tea With Friends. Pownal, Vermont: Storey Books, 1998. Illustrated by Carolyn Buchs. Tea parties keyed to the calendar, from Hogmanay High Tea to Winter Solstice Tea. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. Koch, Maryjo. Tea: Delectables for All Seasons. San Francisco: CollinsPublishers, 1995. A gathering of tea anecdotes, myths, and recipes with charming illustrations. Fine without dust jacket as issued. $10.

 

  1. Koehler, Jeff. Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World’s Greatest Tea. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015. First edition. Devoted exclusively to the subject of Darjeeling and its teas. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Lindemeyer, Nancy, Ed. Victoria, The Charms of Tea: Reminiscences and Recipes. New York: Hearst Books, 1991. Filled with ideas and recipes for Victorian-style teas. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. Lipp, Laura. Tea Leaves. New York: Mondo Publishing, 2003. Illustrated by Lester Coloma. An enchanting picture book set in Sri Lanka, about Shanti and her mother, who works as a tea plucker. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. MacKay, James. The Man Who Invented Himself-A Life of Sir Thomas Lipton. Edinburgh and London: Mainstream Publishing, 1998. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Mackley, Lesley. A Gourmet’s Guide to Coffee & Tea. Los Angeles: HPBooks, 1989. An illustrated guide covering history, brewing and recipes. Trade paperback. Fine. $5.

 

  1. Mair, Victor H. & Erling Hoh. The True Story of Tea. London: Thames & Hudson, Ltd., 2009. Illustrated. A comprehensive history of tea, based on Asian and Arabic annals. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Manchester, Carole. French Tea; The Pleasures of the Table. New York: Hearst Books, 1993. This illustrated volume is devoted to the art of tea in France. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Marcin, Marietta Marshall. The Herbal Tea Garden: Planning, Planting, Harvesting & Brewing. Pownal: Storey Communications, Inc., 1993. This comprehensive guide to every aspect of growing and brewing herbal teas includes historical background. First edition. Trade paperback. Fine. $10.

 

  1. Martin, Laura C. Tea: The Drink that Changed the World. Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing. 2007. Comprehensive survey of tea’s impact on society and culture. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Mashiter, Rosa. A Little English Book of Teas. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1989. Compact guide to afternoon teas, with First American edition. Fine in fine dust jacket.

$5.

 

  1. — — —. A Little English Cookbook. Illustrated by Jan Hill. Belfast: Appletree Press, 1989. A colorful collection of classic English recipes. Fine in fine dust jacket. $5.

 

  1. Mathie, Johanna. Scottish Teatime Recipes. Illustrated by Sutton Palmer. Sevenoaks, England: J. Salmon Ltd., N.D., circa 1995. A colorful collection of classic Scottish recipes. Paperback. Fine. $10.

 

  1. (Mazawattee Tea). The Language of Flowers. Lovely 32-page illustrated advertising booklet, printed in color and bound with a green ribbon, listing hundreds of flowers with their associated “Sentiments” such as “Sweet William…Finesse.” London: Mazawattee Tea Co., Ltd., circa 1894. (Inscription dated 1894). A list of Alex. Findlater & Co., Dublin, addresses is tipped in. Very good. $25.

 

  1. McCormick, Malachi. How to Make a Decent Cup of Tea. NP: Malachi McCormick, 1986. Miniature booklet filled with witty wisdom about tea. Special edition, number 133 of 495 copies, signed by the author. $10.

 

  1. McDougall, Sue. Scottish Teas: Recipes from Scotland. Swansea, Wales: Domino Books Ltd., 2000. A comprehensive collection of Scottish tea-time recipes. Trade paperback. Fine. $7.

 

  1. Moxham, Roy. Tea: Addiction, Exploitation, and Empire. New York: Carrol and Graf, 2003. This history of the British tea industry focuses on the “violent and murky past” that lies behind tea’s “wholesome and refreshing image.” First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. (Music). “Tea for Two,” sheet music, Warner Bros. Publications. No date. Fine. $5.

 

  1. Nakamura, Julia V. The Japanese Tea Ceremony: An Interpretation for Occidentals. Mount Vernon: The Peter Pauper Press, 1965. Decorations by Shiba Sumitani. A compact, nicely printed book on the Japanese Tea Ceremony. Lovely two-color illustrations. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. Niles, Bo and Veronica McNiff. The New York Book of Tea; Where to Take Tea and Buy Tea & Teaware. New York: City & Company, 1997. Second edition. Illustrations by Susan Colgan. A guide to exploring the best tea and tea ware in New York. Fine in fine dust

$10.

 

  1. Norman, Jill. Teas and Tisanes; Everyday & Unusual Teas & Tisanes & Dishes Flavored With Them. New York: Bantam Books, 1989. A colorful guide to teas and herbal teas. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. — — —. Teas and Tisanes; Everyday & Unusual Teas & Tisanes & Dishes Flavored With Them. New York: Bantam Books, 1989. Later edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $5.

 

  1. Okakura, Kakuzo. The Book of Tea. Boston: Shambala Publications, Inc., 1993. Pocketsize, illustrated version of Okakura’s classic meditation on the Tea Ceremony and Japanese

First edition thus. Trade paperback. Fine. $10.

 

  1. — — —. The Book of Tea. Edited and introduced by Everett F. Bleiler. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1964. First edition thus. Trade paperback. Fine. $5.

 

  1. — — —. The Book of Tea. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1991. Foreword and afterword by Soshitsu Sen. Illustrated trade paperback. Fine. $10.

 

  1. Papas, William. Taresh the Tea Planter. New York: World Publishing Co., 1968. First U.S. edition. Illustrated by the author. Children’s story about a naughty Indian boy who learns lessons about life while working at a tea plantation. Fine in good dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Penner, Lucille Recht. The Tea Party Book. Illustrated by Jody Wheeler. New York: Random House, 1993. A nice collection of recipes and teas, selected for children. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. Perry, Sara. The Book of Herbal Teas; A Guide to Gathering, Brewing, and Drinking. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1997. First edition. Illustrated with color photos by Christopher Irion. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. Pettigrew, Jane. Design for Tea: Tea Wares from the Dragon Court to Afternoon Tea. Phoenix Mill: Sutton Publishing, 2003. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $20.

 

  1. — — —. Tea & Infusions; A connoisseur’s guide. N.P., Carlton Books, Ltd., 1999. A colorful, illustrated guide to tea and herbal infusions. Trade paperback. Fine. $10.

 

  1. (Photograph). “Japanese Tea Plantations.” Stereoscopic card, 1903. Fine. $5.

 

  1. Podreka, Tomislav. serendipitea; a guide to the varieties, origins, and rituals of tea. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1998. First edition. Handsomely printed “journey through the tea- producing nations.” Fine without dust jacket as issued. $10.

 

  1. (Postcard). Tea Weighing (Green Leaves), Ceylon. Fine. $5.

 

  1. (Postcard). General view of Nuwara Eliya showing Pedro Tea Estate, Ceylon. Fine. $5.

 

  1. (Postcard). Carting Tea from Factory, Ceylon. Fine. $5.

 

  1. (Postcard). The Tea Bush, and Pluckers at Work, Ceylon. Fine. $5.

 

  1. (Postcard). Carolina Tea Room, Asbury Park, N.J. Fine. $5.

 

  1. Pratt, James Norwood. New Tea Lover’s Treasury. San Francisco: Publishing Technology Associates, 1999. An expanded, updated edition of The Tea Lovers Treasury. First edition, limited to 2,000 copies. Fine in fine dust jacket. $25.

 

  1. — — —. The Tea Lover’s Treasury. Introduction by M.F.K. Fisher. San Francisco: 101 Productions, 1982. Superb introduction to tea. Comprehensive, informative, and a pleasure to read and re-read. Trade paperback. First edition. Fine. $15

 

  1. — — —. The Tea Lover’s Treasury. Introduction by M.F.K. Fisher. San Francisco: 101 Productions, 1982. Trade paperback. Reprint. Fine. $10.

 

  1. — — —. The Tea Lover’s Treasury. Introduction by M.F.K. Fisher. Trade Reprint. Santa Rosa: Cole Group, Inc. N.D. Fine. $10.

 

  1. Pruess, Joanna with John Harney. Eat Tea: A New Approach to Flavoring Contemporary and Traditional Dishes. Guilford, Connecticut: The Lyons Press, 2001. With photographs. An invigorating collection of recipes that includes tea as a key ingredient. Fine in fine dust

$20.

 

  1. (Recipes). Walker, Francis S. Irish Teatime Recipes: Traditional Cakes from the Emerald Isle. Illustrations by Francis S. Walker. Paperback. Sevenoaks, England: J. Salmon Ltd., N.D., circa 1995. Colorful collection of classic Irish recipes. $5.

 

  1. (Recipes). English Teatime Recipes: Traditional Cakes from Around the Counties. Sevenoaks, England: J. Salmon Ltd., N.D., circa 1995. Colorful collection of classic English recipes. $5.

 

  1. (Recipes). Simple Pleasures: Tea. Boston: Conari Press, 2004. A collection of tea and herbal tea recipes. Fine. $10.

 

  1. (Recipes). Recipes for an English Tea. Sussex, England: Copper Beech Publishing Inc., 1998. Trade paperback. “A Handbook for Afternoon Tea.” Fine. $5.

 

  1. (Recipes). Welsh Teatime Recipes: Traditional Welsh Cakes. Illustrations by A.R. Quinton. Paperback. Sevenoaks, England: J. Salmon Ltd., N.D., circa 1995. Colorful collection of classic Welsh recipes. $5.

 

  1. (Republic of Tea). The Book of Tea & Herbs: Appreciating the Varietals and Virtues of Fine Tea and Herbs. Santa Rosa: The Cole Group, 1993. Highly informative volume about this tea firm. Trade paperback. Fine. $10.

 

  1. Rose, Sarah. For All the Tea in China; How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History. New York: The Penguin Group, 2010. First edition. Fine in fine dust

$10.

 

  1. Rosen, Diana. The Book of Green Tea. Pownal: Storey Books, 1998. Comprehensive guide to the world of green tea from an expert. First edition. Trade paperback. Very good. $10.

 

  1. — — —. Chai: The Spice Tea of India. Pownal: Storey Books, 1999. First edition. Trade paperback. A handsome collection of observations and recipes of the popular Indian tea drink. Fine. $10.

 

  1. — — —. Taking Time for Tea. Pownal: Storey Books, 2000. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. Rubin, Ron and Stuart Avery Gold. Tea Chings: The Tea and Herb Companion. New York: Newmarket Press, 2002. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. Sach, Penelope. On Tea and Healthy Living. St. Leonards: Allen & Unwin, 1995. A lovely overview of traditional and herbal teas, emphasizing their health benefits. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. Sadler, A. L. Cha-No-Yu: The Japanese Tea Ceremony. Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1982. Fully illustrated, comprehensive guide to the Japanese Tea Ceremony, first published in 1933. Fine. Trade paperback. $10.

 

  1. Safi, Tammy. Healthy Teas: Green, Black, Herbal, Fruit. Boston: Periplus (HK) Ltd., 2001. $10.

 

  1. (Salada Tea Company). Invoice on Salada Tea Company letterhead illustrating their Montreal Boston and Toronto buildings, dated July 26, 1934. Very good. $5.

 

  1. Sangmanee, Kitti Cha. The Little Book of Tea. Paris: Flammarion, 2001. Trade paperback. Condensed? $12.

 

  1. Sato, Shozo. Tea Ceremony. Boston: Tuttle Publishing, 2005. An illustrated book of projects that encourages children to “Explore the unique Japanese tradition of sharing tea.” First edition. Inscribed by the author. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Schapira, Joel, David and Karl. The Book of Coffee and Tea. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1975. Comprehensive guide by a family of tea and coffee experts. The hardcover edition is getting difficult to find. First edition. Fine in very good dust jacket. $20.

 

  1. — — —. The Book of Coffee and Tea. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1982. Revised Edition. Trade paperback. Fine. $10.

 

  1. — — —. The Book of Coffee and Tea. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1995. Second Revised Edition. Trade paperback. Fine. $10.

 

  1. Schivelbusch, Wolfgang. Tastes of Paradise: A Social History of Spices, Stimulants, and Intoxicants. New York: Vintage Books, 1993. Entertaining, illustrated history of stimulating drinks, tobacco, and spices. Trade paperback. Fine. $10.

 

  1. Scott, J. M. The Great Tea Venture. New York: E P. Dutton & Co., 1965. Entertaining, illustrated history of all aspects of tea history. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. Scott, Noni. The Hot Drink Book. London: The Bath Street Press. 1988. Hardcover, as published with no dust jacket. Fine. $10.

 

  1. Sen, Soshitsu. Chado; The Japanese Way of Tea. New York: Weatherhill/Tankosha, 1979. Illustrated introduction to the Japanese Tea Ceremony for Western readers. First edition. Fine in very good dust jacket. $20.

 

  1. — — —. Tea Life, Tea Mind. New York, Weatherhill Inc., 1991. Trade paperback.

$10.

 

  1. — — —. Urasenke Chanoyu; A Beginner’s Handbook. Kyoto: Urasenke Konnichian Library. No date, circa 1950. Very good. $10.

 

  1. Shalleck, Jamie. Tea. New York: Viking Press, 1972. First edition. Striking, well-designed and -printed overview of tea history and culture. Fine in very good dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. Shulman, Mark and Vincent Nguyen. Not Another Tea Party. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., 2006. Hilary hosts a tea party for her favorite toys, who mysteriously don’t appear. Find out why! First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. Siegel, Helene and Karen Gillingham. The Totally Teatime Cookbook. Berkeley: Celestial Arts, 1995. Unusual recipe collection in a teapot-shaped trade paperback format. Fine. $10.

 

  1. Siegel, Jennifer and Mo Siegel with Jordan Simon. Celestial Seasonings Cookbook: Cooking with Tea. New York: Random House, 1996. More than 100 healthy recipes made with tea. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. Simpson, Helen. The London Ritz Book of Afternoon Tea. New York: Arbor House, 1986. Tea history blended with afternoon tea recipes. Fine in fine dust jacket. $5.

 

  1. Slavin, Sara and Karl Petzke. Tea: essence of the leaf. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998. Nicely crafted volume with brief essays on many aspects of tea, combined with striking illustrations and some imaginative desserts and recipes. First edition. Trade paperback.

$10.

 

  1. Smith, Michael. The Afternoon Tea Book. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1986. Illustrated by Michael R. P. Barlett. Detailed guide to tea and afternoon tea recipes; about one- third history and lore, the rest a wide range of mostly traditional recipes. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. — — —. The Afternoon Tea Book. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1989. First paperback edition. Fine. $10.

 

  1. — — —. The Afternoon Tea Book. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1989. Later printing. Fine in fine dust jacket. $8.

 

  1. (Stamps). “Plucking Tea.” On envelope postmarked Kandy, Ceylon, 1937. Very good. $5.

 

  1. Stoddard, Alexandra. Alexandra Stoddard’s Tea Celebrations: The Way to Serenity. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1994. Devoted to the ceremonial aspects of taking tea. Includes teatime recipes. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. — — —. Alexandra Stoddard’s Tea Celebrations: The Way to Serenity. New York: Avon Books, 1994. First trade paperback edition. Fine. $5.

 

  1. Street, Susan N. A Dish of Tea. Indianapolis, IN: Bear Wallow Books, 1998. Booklet featuring tea recipes, history, and etiquette from the Conner Prairie Museum in Indiana.

$10.

 

  1. Stuckey, Maggie. Country Tea Parties. Illustrations by Carolyn Bucha. Pownal: Storey Communications, Inc., 1996. A collection of teas keyed to each month of the year. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. Tanaka, Sen’ O. The Tea Ceremony. New York: Harmony Books, 1977. A detailed introduction to the Japanese Tea Ceremony. First U.S. paperback edition. Fine. $25.

 

  1. — — —. The Tea Ceremony. Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd., Harmony Books, 1982. First Japanese paperback edition. Fine. $25.

 

  1. Tea: A Magazine. Single copies of most issues available, 1998—2012. Fine. $2.50

 

  1. (Tea Council of the USA). The Story of Tea. New York: Tea Council of the U.S.A., Inc., circa 1960. Promotional booklet. Fine. $10.

 

  1. (Tea Importing). Annual Report of the Supervising Tea Examiner, United States Treasury Department for fiscal years 1914, 1915, 1916, and 1920. Filled with details about teas shipped to different U.S. ports. Ex-library, bound in card covers. Very good. $25.

 

  1. (Tea Leaf Reading). Tea Leaf Reading By a Highland Seer. New York: Clarkson Potter, 1993. First edition thus. Introduction by James Norwood Pratt. The oldest text in English on reading tea leaves, rediscovered by John Harney of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. Trade paperback. Fine. $5.

 

  1. (Tea Leaf Reading). Tell Your Fortune with Tea. West Nyack, NY: Stephen Leeman Products, 1931. Reprint. Fine. $10.

 

  1. (Tea Leaf Reading). Your Future in Tea Leaves. New York: Tea Market Expansion Bureau, 1937. Twenty-four page promotional booklet. Good. $10.

 

  1. (Tea Merchants). Invoice for Excelsior Steam Coffee and Spice Mills, Paterson, New Jersey, dated February 23, 1872. Attractively printed. Fine. $5.

 

  1. (Teapots). Clark, Garth. The Eccentric Teapot. New York: Abbeville Press, 1989. Beautifully illustrated overview of whimsical teapots. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $20.

 

  1. (Teapots). Ferrin, Leslie. Teapots Transformed: Exploration of an Object. Madison: Guild Publishing, 2000. The author explores, through beautiful color photographs, teapots being created by artists working in many traditions and materials. First edition. Fine in fine dust

$25.

 

  1. (Teapots). Griffin, Leonard. Taking Tea with Clarice Cliff: A Celebration of Her Art Deco Teaware. London: Pavilion Books Ltd., 1996. A special treat for lovers of Art Deco, but anyone interested in teapots will be delighted by this tribute to Cliff’s striking 1920s and 1930s designs. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. (Teapots). — — —. Taking Tea with Clarice Cliff: A Celebration of Her Art Deco Teaware. London: Pavilion Books Ltd., 1996. First edition. Fine in very good dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. (Teapots). Jackson, Unjeria, MD. Teapots by Design: A Collector’s Catalogue. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2006. Handsome, illustrated overview of a superb teapot collection. Fine without dust jacket as issued. $25.

 

  1. (Teapots). Sandon, Henry. Coffee Pots and Teapots for the Collector. New York: Arco Publishing Co., Inc., 1973. A detailed history and guide to the subject, illustrated with color and black and white photos. Fine in fine dust jacket. $20.

 

  1. (Teapots). Tippett, Paul. Teapots: The Connoisseur’s Guide. New York: Little, Brown & Co., 1996. Pocket-size guide to antique and collectible teapots, illustrated with color photos. First

U.S. edition. Fine without dust jacket as issued. $5.

 

  1. (Tea Rooms). Foster-Lewis, Sharon and Ken. Tea Time in the Northwest: The Northwest’s Best Tea Rooms and Recipes for Tasty Tea Time Treats. Seattle: Speed Graphics, 1996. Trade paperback. Fine. $10.

 

  1. (Tea Rooms). The National Teapot Trail: The Guide to Teashops of Great Britain. P.

C.P. Printing and Publishing, 1995. Trade paperback. Fine. $15.

 

  1. (Tetley Tea). Tea Goes American. New York: Tea Bureau, Inc., 1939. Promotional booklet distributed by Joseph Tetley & Co. Fine. $15.

 

  1. Tekulsky, Mathew. Making Your Own Gourmet Tea Drinks. New York: Crown Publishers, 1995. Illustrated guide to tea drinks with plenty of recipes. First edition. Fine in fine dust

$5.

 

  1. Thomas, Gertrude Z. Richer Than Spices. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. First edition. A lovely, illustrated volume that discusses the impact of Eastern spices, tea, fabrics, porcelain, etc., on English and American culture. Fine in fine dust jacket. $25.

 

  1. (Tokay Tea). Three unused, colorful paper labels for tins of Tokay Tea, New Orleans Import Co. Fine. $5.

 

  1. Tong, Liu. Chinese Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide. Translated by Yue Liwen. Beijing, China: China Intercontinental Press, 2010. The author explores the historical and social aspects of tea from China. Trade paperback. Fine. $10.

 

  1. Toomay, Mindy. A Cozy Book of Herbal Teas: Recipes, Remedies, and Folk Wisdom. Rocklin: Prima Publishing, 1995. Includes remedies and recipes for herbal teas and teatime treats. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. (Ty-Phoo Tea). Williams, Kenneth. The Story of Ty-Phoo Tea and the Birmingham Tea Industry. London: Quiller Press, 1990. First edition. Handsome pictorial history of one of England’s most popular brands of tea. Fine in fine dust jacket. $35.

 

  1. Waller, Kim. Victoria, The Pleasures of Tea: Recipes & Rituals. Foreword by Nancy Lindemeyer. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1999. A stunning companion volume to Victoria, The Charms of Tea: Reminiscences and Recipes. First edition. Fine in fine dust

$10.

 

  1. Weinberg, Bennett Alan and Bonnie K. Bealer. The World of Caffeine: The Science and Culture of the World’s Most Popular Drug. New York: Routledge, 2001. Comprehensive, illustrated guide to the natural and cultural history of caffeine. Fine in fine dust jacket. $20.

 

  1. Wilson, Kim. Tea with Jane Austen. Madison, Wisconsin: Jones Books, 2004. Jane Austen was the tea-maker and tea-keeper in her household, and this book is filled with tea-related

 

quotations, period illustrations and recipes that Austen would likely have enjoyed. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10.

 

  1. (Yacht Club Tea). Unused, colorful paper label for tin of Yacht Club Tea, New Orleans Import Co. Fine. $5.

 

  1. Ziegler, Mel, Bill Rosenzweig and Patricia Ziegler. The Republic of Tea: Letters to a Young Zentrepreneur. New York: Doubleday, 1994. The story, told through letters, of how the Republic of Tea was created. First trade paperback edition, with a new afterword. Fine. $10.

 

RECENT ARRIVALS

 

  1. Graham, Doreen. Afternoon Tea. Wellspring: 1989. 14-page booklet. Fine. $5.

 

  1. Cason, Chris. A Guide to Tea: A traveler’s companion to the world of tea with Adagio Teas. Trade paperback. Fine. $7.

 

  1. Danying, Guo and Wang Jianrong. The Art of Tea in China. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 2007. Second printing. Trade paperback. Fine. $10.

 

  1. Banerjee, G.D. and Srijeet Banerji. Tea Industry: A Road Map Ahead. Delhi: Abhijeet Publications, 2008. First edition. Very good in very good dust jacket. $15.

 

  1. (Tea Merchants). Invoice from Union Mills, Newark, New Jersey, dated July 25, 1872 for Condit & Teas, featuring a vignette of an Asian tea merchant with tea chests. Fine. $10.