More than 60,000 copies sold in hardcover! Celebrate tea--the nectar of the gods--with an informative and lushly photographed salute to this incomparable beverage. More than 35 recipes for tea-related confections and parties help you plan special and fun occasions, including a wedding shower tea, Christmas tea, and tea party for children. But tea is for every day, too. Brew up the perfect breakfast with Spicy Rose Tea and freshly baked English Muffins spread with Strawberry-Lemon Balm Butter. Or settle down with a cup and an engrossing book; reading suggestions are included. Find out about exquisitely beautiful teacups and pots; about the business of tea (from the owner of a tea salon, a tea blender, and a tea grower); and charming nuggets of wisdom about this ancient drink.