Tasting tea is about much more than just flavor and aroma. Sean Wang reveals the stories, secrets, and science behind the world’s favorite drink by taking us through the entire process from tree to cup.
Tasting tea is about much more than just flavor and aroma: behind the finished product hides an abundance of stories, cultural knowledge, and science. Master tea taster Sean Wang takes us into the world of Taiwanese tea and shows us the entire process from seedling to cup.
The Knowledge within the Flavor of Tea moves chapter-by-chapter through each fascinating stage of tea production, from the relationship of tea varietals to their environment to the actual labor of harvesting and preparing tea leaves. Sean introduces us to the six “colors” that classify the tea world in general (green, teal, red, white, black, and yellow), then dives more deeply into tea produced in Taiwan. As he describes the farming, harvesting, and production of these teas, he educates the reader on how to buy, how to prepare, and what to expect in the cup.
As engaging as it is informative, The Knowledge within the Flavor of Tea is Sean Wang’s distillation of over ten years’ experience working with tea in Taiwan. It provides us a window into a tradition that literally brought the world together, and in which Taiwan’s contribution shines brightly.