Unravel the history, sample the flavours and experience the amazing versatility of the world's favourite brew and all its health-giving properties. Refreshing, comforting and calming, a cup of good and proper tea has a varying range of flavours. However you take your tea: over ice in a tall glass, whipped up with soy, nut or dairy milk in a mug, or from the finest china cup, this book will ensure you get the most enjoyment from your brew. Dried green and black teas, fresh herbal blended teas and teas from bags and powders are all profiled. From the aromatic delicacy of single-estate Darjeelings to the brisk vigour of Assams, and from the scented beauty of ancient and exotic varieties from all over the world to the health-giving properties of green and Matcha teas, each one is listed with invaluable information on its history, provenance, production and ideal brewing condition. Also included are tips for creating your own unique blend of tea at home. Reach for a soothing cup of tea and harness the extraordinary power of nature's most potent healing ingredients. With more than 70 expertly formulated recipes for tasty teas and infusions, and a comprehensive directory of herbal ingredients and their active properties and benefits, you can blend, brew and sip your way to wellbeing with these heavenly teas.