“Tea: A User’s Guide” by Tony Gebely is a comprehensive and factual resource for anyone interested in specialty tea. It offers an extensively peer-reviewed framework for understanding tea’s journey from cultivation to cup. The book explores the growth and processing of tea, the derivation of numerous tea products from a single plant species, and the chemical transformations during processing. Readers will also learn about the classification of 130 famous teas worldwide and gain expert knowledge on tea preparation and evaluation, making it an essential guide for both beginners and lifelong tea enthusiasts.
“Tony’s book goes a long ways towards answering the questions that the growing number of tea drinkers have trying to navigate misleading marketing tactics used by major tea companies. His book should be on the shelf of every tea drinkers library.”– Austin Hodge, Seven Cups
“Tony has written the most useful user’s guide to tea I’ve ever seen, it’s a contribution anybody would be proud to make, but precious few could have imagined.” – James Norwood Pratt