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Jane has written 17 books on the many and varied aspects of tea, its production, history and culture, and she writes for tea related magazines and journals.

Latest Publication: Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea, by Jane Pettigrew

All around the world, there is a growing interest in specialty teas. Just as wine lovers want to learn more about wine producing regions of the world, so tea lovers are seeking out similar information. Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea explores more than 60 tea-producing countries, explaining their history, terroir, variety of cultivars, manufacturing processes, types, local tea culture, and rituals. Featuring detailed maps and beautiful full color photography on every page, Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea is the only guide to tea you'll ever need.

Awarded  'BEST NEW PRODUCT, Publications and Books Category', at World Tea Expo 2018.

Testimonials:

"When I ordered Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea, I expected a stunning coffee table book, but it's that and so much more. The book is divided into seven chapters, the first on the origins of tea, and the next six on the tea producing regions of the world: North America, Central and South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Pettigrew gives an overview of tea production around the world, all while sharing fascinating stories from tea history--the Portuguese introduction to tea in the 16th century on the Island of Macao, the connection between colonialism and tea production in Africa, and a glimpse of small tea farms in the United States. The volume's greatest contribution may be its 200+ pages devoted to Asia. Beginning with China, the birthplace of tea, Pettigrew leads the reader through the different tea producing regions of the continent, including but not limited to India, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand. She not only explains the history of tea in each area, but provides descriptions of types of tea and main varietals. The maps are extremely helpful in visualizing the different regions, and the summaries in the sidebars allow for quick reference."

"Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea would make a lovely gift for a dedicated tea enthusiast or for a new tea drinker who is ready to go deeper into the fascinating world camellia sinensis."

"Today I have received you book. WOW!!! It looks amazing! The quality of the printing, the table of contents, the pictures...I can’t wait to read it!!! It is definitely a tealover’s treasure!"

"I just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I'm enjoying your new book. It may be a little while before I've read the entire tome, but what a great resource you have put together - so thanks."

 

See the list below of Jane's books that are currently in print and links to purchase them from Amazon UK.

Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea

  • Price: £47.00
  • Publisher: Hoffman Media
  • All around the world, there is a growing interest in specialty teas. Just as wine lovers want to learn more about wine producing regions of the world, so tea lovers are seeking out similar information. Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea explores more than 60 tea-producing countries, explaining their history, terroir, variety of cultivars, manufacturing processes, types, local tea culture, and rituals. Featuring detailed maps and beautiful full color photography on every page, Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea is the only guide to tea you'll ever need.

    Awarded  'BEST NEW PRODUCT, Publications and Books Category', at World Tea Expo 2018.

  • Buy this book: Visit Amazon UK to purchase a copy (new window)

A Social History of Tea

  • Price: £18.99
  • Publisher: Benjamin Press
  • Jane Pettigrew's classic British book has been updated and expanded with the assistance of American tea writer Bruce Richardson. No beverage has shaped Western civilization more than the ancient elixir - tea. Following its amazing journey from Canton to London, Boston and beyond as these two leaders of the today's tea renaissance weave a fascinating story detailing how the leaves of a simple Asian plant shaped the culture and politics of both The United Kingdom and The United States.

  • Buy this book: Visit the Benjamin Press US site to purchase a copy (new window)

Tea Classified - VOTED BEST NEW PUBLICATION 2009 BY WORLD TEA EXPO

  • Price: £14.99
  • Publisher: The National Trust and Benjamin Press
  • This is a new, updated edition of The Tea Lover's Companion and contains up-to-date information about green, yellow, white, oolong, black, puerh and flavoured teas and is illustrated with new photographs - many of which Jane and Bruce took on their travels. The catalogue of teas contains more than 110 different teas, with stunning images by Bruce and his son Ben of the dry leaf, the wet leaf and the liquor of teas from unusual origins such as Korea, Vietnam, the UK and Bolivia as well as the more traditional tea countries of the world.
  • Buy this book: Visit Amazon UK to purchase a copy (new window)

Afternoon Tea

  • Price: £5.99
  • Publisher: Jarrold Publishing
  • This is a gift book on all aspects of tea and is full of lovely pictures. Available in the U.S. through www.benjaminpress.com

  • Buy this book: Visit Amazon UK to purchase a copy (new window)

Traditional Teatime Recipes

  • Price: £15.99
  • Publisher: Anova Books
  • Recipes from The National Trust Tea rooms around the UK, with photographs of some of the cakes, scones, breads and biscuits, and historical information about regional British foods and afternoon tea.
  • Buy this book: Contact the publishers - Anova Books (new window)

Good Old-Fashioned Cakes

  • Price: £7.99
  • Publisher: The National Trust
  • A mouthwatering collection of traditional cakes for every occasion taken from the larger National Trust recipe collection, Traditional Tea-Time Recipes.

  • Buy this book: Visit Amazon UK to purchase a copy (new window)

Good Old-Fashioned Tea-Time Treats

  • Price: £7.99
  • Publisher: The National Trust
  • A selection of traditional recipes for breads, tea breads, scones, biscuits, gingerbreads, and tray bakes taken from the larger National Trust collection, Traditional Tea-Time Recipes.

  • Buy this book: Visit Amazon UK to purchase a copy (new window)

The Picnic

  • Price: £9.99
  • Publisher: Jarrold Publishing
  • History, quirky quotes and literary extracts, ideas and a few recipes.
  • Buy this book: Visit Amazon UK to purchase a copy (new window)

The English Pudding

  • Price: £9.99
  • Publisher: Jarrold Publishing
  • History, quirky facts and recipes with beautiful photographs.
  • Buy this book: Visit Amazon UK to purchase a copy (new window)

Tea Sommelier Handbook

  • Price: £13.75
  • Publisher: Del Nuevo Extremo, Argentina
  • The Tea Sommelier is an expert in tea, highly trained in its culture, brewing, service, cupping and pairing. This handbook offers technical and cultural knowledge to achieve expertise in distinguishing the principal types and varieties of tea, the different methods of manufacture, the correct method of preparation, evaluation of tea quality, the sensory experience of tea tasting and drinking, and the ability to describe the flavour and aroma profile of different teas.

  • Buy this book: Available in just Spanish, or in this Spanish/English edition. To purchase, contact El Club del Te (new window)
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