Almost all of us enjoy a cup of coffee or tea--to perk us up in the mornings, refresh us after a hard day's work, or to perfectly end a meal. And the number of cafes and coffee bars that have sprung up in the last few years have encouraged us to try new and ever more exotic varieties. But how many of us really know how to get the best from these revitalizing drinks? The Book of Tea & Coffee offers a wealth of information, with entertaining historical anecdotes and facts on growing and processing, detailed tasting notes to help you differentiate among the many varieties, practical guidance, including how to make the perfect brew, and an apt selection of poetry and prose. Enhanced with vibrant color illustrations throughout, The Book of Tea & Coffee will inform and delight both the enthusiast and the connoisseur.