Friday, March 14, 2008

Book Review: The Way to Tea

Today's book review is for The Way to Tea by Jennifer Leigh Sauer. This book is about the tea shops in the San Francisco Bay Area. The book is quite short, and does not go particularly into any depth for any of the tea shops, but is amazingly illustrated. I have been to a number of the locations listed in this book, but most of them were new to me or I have not had a chance to go to. The book is divided into separate portions which aren't very well defined, or at least I couldn't figure out what put some into one section and more into another. There are both Chinese, Japanese and English style tea stores listed, and gives a brief description of each one. I found the illustrations of Samovar Tea Lounge in SF most appealing and beautiful, but the most stunning thing about this book in general is how amazing the photographs are. If you are taking a TEAcation into SF, this is a good book to read, and if you like beautiful tea related photos it is amazing as well.

Rating: 7/10

Conclusion: This is a very terse book without much in depth description of the stores, but at the same time what is there to describe? The illustrations are fantastic. Good Tea Table book.

1 comment:

Steven said...

I live in the SF Bay Area so thanks a lot for the heads up on the book. I'll take a look!