Our Books

 "Mary Lou and Robert J Heiss .......The Professors of Tea"

- New York Times
 

The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide

  proud to be a finalist in the IACP Book Awards & the James Beard Foundation Cookbook Awards
and a 1st place USA Best Tea Book Winner in the Paris-based Gourmand Awards

 

Have you read our tea books? Praise from others: 

"A game changing book about tea. There are few books about tea that add to the discussion about tea in any meaningful way, but Mary Lou and Robert Heiss's new book, 'The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook' is one of them.
- Austin Hodge, Seven Cups Tea

“A map to have in your grasp as you head down the dozens of intricate, interconnected paths that define the landscape of the world’s best teas.”
- Fresh Cup Magazine

“For more than seventy-five years, William H. Ukers’s All About Tea has generally been considered the bible of the tea industry—that is, up until now. THE STORY OF TEA is a sweeping treatise that will serve as required reading for generations of tea professionals and consumers seeking to expand their knowledge.”
- Joseph P Simrany, President The Tea Association of the USA

“Mary Lou and Robert J. Heiss take on tea in all of its multilayered complexity. Encompassing history and modernity, fact and lore, they have laid out as complete a book on the tea plant and beverage as has been published in many years. The firsthand experiences shared in this work underpin their obvious love for all things tea, all around the world.”
- Eliot Jordan, Director of Tea Peet’s Coffee and Tea

“Excellent, concise advice about tea. The Heisses write with impressive accuracy, having researched and lived the subject extensively. All tea styles are given equal attention and value, which is rarely the case in tea literature, and laid out with clarity and precision.”
- Kevin Gascoyne, The Art of Eating

"The Tea Enthusiast Handbook ...... a mini encyclopedia dedicated to all things Camellia sinensis."
- Imbibe Magazine

 
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Thank you for all your support and interest in premium tea!

Mary Lou & Bob
              

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The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook The Story of Tea Green Tea by Mary Lou Heiss Hot Drinks
The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook:
A Guide to Enjoying
the World's Best Teas
The Story of Tea:
A Cultural History & Drinking Guide

 
Green Tea:
50 Hot Drinks, Cool Quenchers,
and Sweet & Savory Treats
Hot Drinks:
Cider, Coffee, Tea,
Hot Chocolate, Spiced Punch, Spirits