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National Hot Tea Month - January 2012

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American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution
by Harlow Giles Unger

Book Description: Reveals the true story behind the Boston Tea Party, revealing how the protest movement was used to seize political power in Massachusetts and set off a political, social, and economic revolution in the American colonies.

Also available as an audiobook.

Publisher’s Weekly review.
Boston Tea Party Historical Society (multimedia web site)
Liberty’s Kids Episode 1, Part 1: The Boston Tea Party (10 minute educational cartoon)
Liberty’s Kids Episode 1, Part 2: The Boston Tea Party (10 minute educational cartoon)

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Culinary Tea: More Than 100 Recipes Steeped in Tradition From Around the World
by Cynthia Gold and Lise Stern

Book Description: In a book with full-color photos and more than 100 recipes, the authors offer an overview of tea, including ancient picking and drying techniques, popular growing regions around the world, and the storied past of the tea trade.

Publisher’s Weekly review.
Culinary Teas – Rediscovering Teas (daily blog about tea)

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English Tea Murder
by Leslie Meier

Book Description: While on a girls’ getaway to London, Lucy Stone investigates the murder of their tour guide, Professor George Temple, who died mid-flight after suffering a supposed asthma attack.

Publisher’s Weekly review.
How to Make an English Cup of Tea (video)

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

Book Description: An account of mid-19th-century botanist Robert Fortune's mission to travel to China's remote Wu Yi Shan hills to steal closely guarded secrets of tea horticulture and manufacturing describes his encounters with pirates, threatening weather, and unethical people.

Booklist’s review.
The History of Tea by the UK Tea Council (web page)

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Late for Tea at the Deer Palace: The Lost Dreams of My Iraqi Family
by Tamara Chalabi

Book Description: Relates the author's entrance into Iraq in 2003, ten days after the fall of Baghdad, to investigate the rich history of her family, who held a privileged place in Iraqi society until the 1950s, when they were forced to flee.

Publisher’s Weekly review.
Iraqi Tea Culture (video from Baghdad news station)

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Tea and Cookies: Enjoy the Perfect Cup of Tea with Dozens of Delectable Recipes for Teatime Treats
by Rick Rodgers

Book Description: An acclaimed chef celebrates the combination of tea and dessert and provides detailed instructions and recipes on how to steep a perfect cup while enjoying macaroons, shortbread, madeleines, and scones.

Tea Cookie Recipe

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The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook: A Guide to Enjoying the World’s Best Teas
by Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss

Book Description: A guide offering concise, authoritative advice on understanding, buying, and enjoying the six classes of tea, with identification and location photography throughout.

Booklist’s review.
Tea Tasting (full listing of tea characteristics)

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Tea Parties for Dads: A Crash Course in Daughters for New Fathers
by Jenna McCarthy

Book Description: For new fathers, understanding the world of girls can be puzzling. Twenty-five key topics that all good fathers should know and understand if they want to know and understand their daughters, from dress up to dolls, from horses to magic and spells, are discussed. With a smart sense of humor, parent and author Jenna McCarthy explains just what’s so fascinating about all things pink, and then gives dads some cool insider knowledge, a reading list, and a fun activity.

Big Sister’s Tea Party (video)

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Tea Time with Terrorists: A Motorcycle Journey into the Heart of Sri Lanka’s Civil War
by Mark Stephen Meadows

Book Description: Armed with a map, a motorcycle, an infectious sense of humor, and a dim understanding of Sri Lanka’s war, author, artist, and adventurer Mark Stephen Meadows arrives in the country intending to have, as it were, afternoon tea with terrorists. Figuring that the first step to solving a problem is understanding it, he journeys north into the war zone, interviewing terrorists, generals, and heroin dealers along the way.

Booklist’s review.
Sri Lanka profile from BBC News

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Tea with Bea
by Bea Vo

Book Description: Bea's of Bloomsbury has been offering mouth-watering teatime treats in the heart of London since 2008. Every day the layer cakes, meringues and tiers of cupcakes in the shop window entice passers-by. Now you can enjoy Tea with Bea in your own home with these easy-to-follow recipes.

Bea’s of Bloomsbury (facebook page)

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Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies’ Table, Our Journey through the Middle East
by Ted Dekker and Carl Medearis

Book Description: Documents the authors' meetings with some of the U.S.'s greatest adversaries to offer insight into their beliefs and the reasons for current conflicts between the Middle East and the western world.

Read an excerpt.
A History of Hezbollah from Frontline (video and interactive web site)

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Tempest in the Tea Leaves
by Kari Lee Townsend

Book Description: When she has a deadly vision about a librarian who is then murdered, psychic Sunshine Meadows becomes the prime suspect in the murder investigation after the police deny her abilities.

How to Read Tea Leaves (video)

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Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations One School at a Time
by Greg Mortenson

Book Description: Traces how the author, having been rescued and resuscitated by Himalayan villagers after a failed attempt to climb K2, worked to build schools that would benefit the young girls who were forbidden an education by Taliban restrictions.

Also available in these formats: downloadable audiobook, ebook, juvenile chapter book, book club kit, large print, audiobook, and children’s picture book.

Publisher’s Weekly review.
CBS’ 60 Minutes investigation of author Greg Mortenson (video)

 


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