We have many books in our tea library that it’s always so nice go back to. These are not only our personal favorites but are also the favorites of other tea enthusiasts. You can open your mind to learning about and tasting the many teas that are available and there are many! Keep in mind, you can read all you want from a book but you can’t really know tea until you taste it.

The more you know about tea, the easier it it to prepare, serve and experience great cups of delicious tea.

Here is a list of just some lovely books about tea we highly recommend reading.


  • All the Tea in China by Kit Chow & Ione Kramer

  • A Brief History of Tea by Roy Moxham

  • A Social History of Tea by Jane Pettigrew & Bruce Richardson

  • Classic of Tea: Origins and Rituals by Lu Yu

  • 5000 Years of Tea (Pictorial Companion) by Derek Maitland, recipes by Jacki Passmore

  • For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History by Sarah Rose

  • Tea: A History of the Drink That Changed the Worldby John C. Griffiths

  • Tea: History, Terroirs, Varieties by Kevin Gascoyne, Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais & Hugo Americi

  • The True History of Tea by Victor H. Mair and Erling Hoh




  • Chinese Tea by Liu Tong

  • James Norwood Pratt's Tea Dictionary

  • Tea Classified: A Tealover's Companion by Jane Pettigrew and Bruce Richardson

  • The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura

  • Tea Ceremony by Kaisen Iguchi

  • The Ancient Art of Tea: Wisdom From the Old Chinese Tea Masters by Warren Peltier & John T. Kirby, Ph.D

  • The Art and Craft of Tea: An Enthusiast's Guide to Selecting, Brewing, and Serving Exquisite Tea by Joseph Wesley Uhl

  • The Book of Tea by Anthony Burgess and Alain Stella

  • The Empire of Tea by Alan Macfarlane & Iris MacFarlane

  • The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook: A Guide to the World's Best Teas by Mary Lou Heiss & Robert J. Heiss


The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea by Michael Harney

The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide by Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss

The Tea Companion: A Connoisseur's Guide by Jane Pettigrew

The Tea Cyclopedia: A Celebration of the World's Favorite Drink by Dr. Keith Souter

The Way of Tea: Reflections on a Life with Tea by Aaron Fisher

The Way of Tea: The Sublime Art of Oriental Tea Drinking by Master Lam Kam Chuen, Lam Kai Sin, and Lam Tin Yu

The World Tea Encyclopedia by Will Battle