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Tea Blog, Links, & Books

Tea Literature The Mark T. Wendell Tea Company thought that you might find the following links to be useful as you searched the Web for more information about the enjoyment of tea or gourmet pursuits in general. We have listed some of our favorite tea themed books, magazines, blogs, specialty tea review forums and tea educational websites below. Feel free to visit these sites and to let us know if there are any other appropriate links that you would like us to consider adding to this page.

Books About Tea

There are hundreds and hundreds of books written about tea, but we have found the following to be the best that will help to educate both the novice and connoisseur alike.

The Ultimate Tea Lover’s Treasury
by James Norwood Pratt
Published by Tea Society, 2011

The New Tea Companion, A Guide To Teas Throughout The World
by Jane Pettigrew & Bruce Richardson
Published by Benjamin Press, 2008

The Story of Tea, A Cultural History and Drinking Guide
by Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss
Published by Ten Speed Press, 2007

Tea: History, Terroirs and Varieties
by Kevin Gascoyne, Francois Marchand, Jasmin Desharnais and Hugo Americi
Published by Firefly Books, 2011

Magazines About Tea

The Daily Tea
Formerly known as Tea Magazine, The Daily Tea is a website and e-newsletter for tea lovers. It explores the fascinating culture that surrounds tea – the lives of the people who grow it, the rituals and traditions around tea, and the peace we find in drinking it.

Tea Time Magazine
To quench the thirst of consumers who share a love of tea, Tea Time magazine shares inspirational tea-party menus, recipes, and table-setting ideas, tea-focused destinations and events, tea traditions, and much more.

Websites About Tea

A wealth of information can be found in the combined website of the Tea Association of the USA, Inc., the Tea Council of the USA, and the Specialty Tea Institute (STI).

Great Teas
An excellent new site presenting invaluable information about tea, its history, brewing tips, health benefits and more.

Tea Genius
Your knowledge base of tea, with tea facts, history, production information, and health benefits.

Learn About Tea
An online resource guide about tea and its many benefits, with detailed information about the various types of tea.

Blogs About Tea

Tea Pages
Katrina’s blog about all things tea including tea reviews, industry news and random musings about tea culture. Katrina visited us back in 2007, with a series of blog posts on Mark T. Wendell teas.

A well written blog focusing on the health aspects of tea and its importance in our communities. Several entries are guest written by tea industry stalwarts.

Gongfu Girl
A well-written blog comprised by a team of writers that focuses heavily on Asian-style tea and tea practices.

Teatrekker’s Weblog
A great blog authored by Bob and Mary Lou Heiss (authors of The Story of Tea), is a fascinating tour through various teas, tea producing countries and related topics.

The Tea Blog
An informative and well composed blog from tea industry fixtures, Republic of Tea.

Reading The Tea Leaves
One of our well educated tea consultants and tea suppliers, Lydia, has created a blog where she can discuss her 20 years experience with the tea leaf. From personal visits to tea gardens, to her unique experiences with the varying selection of China teas, her descriptions of these events are brought down to a level even a tea novice would enjoy.

Specialty Tea Review Forums

There are literally thousands of variations of teas and tea blends on the market today.
We like to think that our offerings are among the best, but tea drinkers’ tastes are so subjective that someone’s favorite tea might not make someone else’s top ten! We have seen many tea review forums and blogs appear on the Internet recently, and here are some that we consider to be the best.

Probably the largest online tea community, Steepster has a unique layout that allows tea lovers to discuss their favorite teas.

Visit reviews of select Mark T. Wendell Tea Company Teas by the Steepster Community at this link:

Walker Tea Review
A well organized and frequently updated tea review blog. Jason reviews each tea by video allowing you to get a very detailed feel for the selected tea.

You can see several Mark T. Wendell Tea reviews at this link:
http:/ is an online collective of tea lovers and reviewers from across the United States and Canada. Stephen has developed a blog completely unaffiliated with any tea manufacturers or merchants, so the reviews remain 100% unbiased. They have reviewed over 2,000 tea varieties and blends from over 165 companies!

Tea Review Blog
The Tea Review Blog is an online community of tea lovers and tea reviewers who share their love of tea with one another. Tea reviews are posted quite frequently and cover almost every style of tea you can imagine. (Even some that are rather unimaginable!)