Plaisirs du Thé

Plaisirs du Thé

by Coco Tassel and Lydia Gautier, éd. Paja, may 2007 

Plaisirs du Thé is part of the Les cahiers gourmands collection focusing on the pleasures of tea-tasting and gourmet food. The text is attractively designed and embellished by graphic artist Coco Tassel. In booklet form, each issue combines background material giving lively and insightful descriptions of the fundamentals of different tea brews and varieties of leaf, harvesting and preparation techniques. All are set off against sets of easy-to-prepare yet delightfully fine-tasting recipes.

An unforgettable flavour? An amazing food experience you want to repeat? But you lost the address? Never again! Keep this fun and easy to use “tasting diary” with you, and jot down your recipes and food ideas. This time, they’ll be truly unforgettable.

A book designed for the discriminating tea lover...

Plaisirs du Thé takes readers on planetary voyage, opening up perspectives to a world of pleasure. The text is rich with insights into a beverage of many flavours. Detailed when it comes to tea-growing techniques, it tells you what you need to know about hand-picked first flush and other fragrant leaves from the finest tea gardens the world over.

Plaisirs du Thé takes readers on a journey of discovery through a thousand and one tea flavours. It advises on how to prepare and taste tea to bring out its full fragrance, giving insights into the myriad ways of enjoying it. It recommends imaginative approaches to preparing and serving tea in the kitchen and on the table.

Finally, there’s a selection of addresses for buying the best products in France and abroad, with plenty of space for readers to add their own notes to accompany each exciting discovery.

On the practical side, Plaisirs du Thé provides a selection of sweet, savoury and utterly original recipes. Gourmet food instructions range from making the classic Maccha cake to a host of inventive dishes. The format provides plenty of room to keep personal notes on your tea-tasting, tea-buying, and recipes both new and old.

Last but not least, a specialised record-keeping section, where detailed information on the tasting experience can be filed away in a consistent format, for later comparative purposes.

Plaisirs du Thé
Plaisirs du Thé
Plaisirs du Thé
Plaisirs du Thé
Plaisirs du Thé
Plaisirs du Thé
Plaisirs du Thé