Overview for The Story of Tea
Today tea is consumed by about one-half of the worldâ€™s population. Legend has it that tea originated in China about 5,000 years ago. The earliest reference to tea which scholars give credence to was found in 350 BC in the Era Ya, an ancient Chinese dictionary. The story of tea traces the history, myths and rituals of growing and drinking tea from the tea gardens of China to the roadside dhabas of India-itâ€™s all here for the reader to discover. This book deals not only with the planting and manufacture of tea, but its tasting and blending, its sale by auction and marketing in branded packaged form, with a special reference to Brooke Bond India, and moreâ€¦ The Story of Tea makes for interesting reading.
E. Jaiwant Paul (Author)
E. Jaiwant Paul worked with Hindustan Lever and then was the Director of Brooke Bond for several years. Later he lived in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, heading the National Mineral Water Co. Apart from collecting weapons, he has been a keen cricketer and tennis player. His lifelong interest in arms and armour springs from the fact that his father as well as his grandfather served in the Princely States, where swords and daggers were part of everyday attire. He lives in Delhi and is on the board of directors of several companies including MAA Bozell. He is married and has two daughters.