Tea: A Potted History of Tea in New Zealand

Author(s): Susette Goldsmith

History | Plants - Other | Don McMillan

Tea takes a wide-ranging and fast moving survey of the influences of tea and associated social traditions in New Zealand from frontier times to the present day. Tea drinking customs in China, Japan, England, Scotland, Holland and Italy provide useful context, but the focus is on the development of a �tea culture in New Zealand. The material is arranged thematically and begins with an examination of the �tea tree of Maori, Captain Cook and whalers, and tea in early New Zealand settlements. It romps through tea gardens and heritage tea rooms, takes tea with the Queen and the Temperance movement, reveals tea as a murder weapon, a subject for Parliamentary scandal and a party theme for chimpanzees.

Tea-leaf reading, tea growing and railway refreshments all come under scrutiny along with the country'�s fondness for tea paraphernalia including that invaluable New Zealand invention - the thermette. Linking all are historic photos, an intriguing collection of afternoon tea recipes including Blue Bath Lemon Tarts and Railway Cake, and a series of contemporary handmade teapot designs. First published 2006.

Tidy copy with creased cover


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780790010076SECA
  • : Raupo Publishing (Nz) Ltd
  • : Raupo Publishing (Nz) Ltd
  • : March 2006
  • : 241mm X 216mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 164
  • : 70 colour images
  • : Susette Goldsmith
  • : Paperback
  • : 394.120993