Blue Lifestyle

Home of James Beard Foundation Award winner Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential food, wine, spirits, and lifestyle personalities in the United States.

Tea Time

Tea is the most popular non-alcoholic drink in the world, after water. Anytime is tea time in my book. Even if you haven’t yet explored gourmet teas, your run-of-the-mill grocery store carries an entire rainbow of flavors. To better acquaint yourself with tea (black, green, white, oolong, and every other kind imaginable), pick up Mary Lou and Robert Heiss’s new book The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook from Ten Speed Press. The elegant and slim book covers every aspect of tea, from growing regions, flavor profiles, even plucking instructions, should you ever find yourself in a fragrant tea field, ready to get down to business. Tuck this $17 book into a gift basket, and you’ll have a very happy friend. The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook is available in stores, and online.

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