am 30. Mai 1999
This is the perfect book for Tea novices and afficianados alike! To have actual recipes from the cream of the crop Tea Rooms in the world is quite nice. The recipes are clear and very simple to follow and the results are fantastic! Additionally, having the history of the Tea Rooms to share with my guests is a real plus and the beautiful music from the companion CD creates such a relaxing atmosphere. I have been in the Tea business for several years, I thought I had seen it all, this set has truly been an asset in my Tea Room and has left me thoroughly impressed!
am 5. Juli 1999
I found this lovely book while perusing the Amazon.com website. It serendipitiously has become a treasure book to me. The author takes one on a vicarious "tea" trip to hotels across the world and gives access to recipes from the best Chef's. All this made available while the reader is relaxed in her own home listening to the beautiful music of flute, harp,viola, violin, and the authors cello. Pour a cup of tea and experience lifes' finest. I plan to order additional copies to give as gifts to my friends, and houseguests. The historical reference to tea is of utmost interest to those who love everything about tea. Thank you Ms. O'Connor-well done.
am 29. Mai 2000
I love this book! Having recipes from famous tea rooms is fantastic and fun - it's interesting to compare them. And although the book is divided into tea rooms, there's a good index in the back if you just want to look for a particular type of recipe. Plus, the beginning section contains a wonderful yet concise history of tea drinking as well as an excellent overview of different teas. The music is nice, too, but to me, the book is worth the full cost!