Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Did you Know that January is National Hot Tea Month?

Well it is!  It is the perfect time of year to sip on some hot tea and read a good book.  Don't know where to start with choosing your tea or your book?  I have the perfect solution.  My new book just came out called The World in Your Teacup: Celebrating Tea and Traditions Near and Far. 

It is a beautiful book photographed by the talented food photographer, Lauren Rubinstein.  In it, you can read and see how eight different countries celebrate tea.  You can learn how to make tea all different kinds of ways and then make recipes that pair with it all from the same country.  It is perfect for a trip around the world, from the comfort of your own home. 

I just returned from the America's Mart in Atlanta, Georgia where my book premiered for the first time.  It was wonderful to share the book with customers from around the country and see their reaction to the book.  Here is a picture of Lauren and me celebrating and signing our new book at the Mart!

Do you know what type of tea is famous in Morocco?  Do you know tea making in France is called "the art of tea"?  Do you know why the Russians like tea from a samovar?  You can learn all of that and more in my new book.  If you have the winter blues and your travel budget is low, pick up The World in Your Teacup for an international excursion of food and drink!

To get started on learning how to make the perfect pot of tea, go to for easy instructions.

Happy Sipping!