This book was very interesting and informative, a portrayal of Jane Austen, how she acquired her tea, which teas she preferred to drink, and what she served with her tea, including some recipes, as well as a history of tea, the availability of different types of tea in Jane Austen's time, and the evolution of tea in general. I particularly enjoyed reading the excerpts from Austen's novels and letters. This is a great book for both tea lovers and Jane Austen fans. I highly recommend it!
I just finished this book(found it at the library while looking for something else and pretty much anything with 'tea' in the title catches my eye and I had just been thinking about reading one of Jane Austen's books(nope never read anything by here!)
I found the talk about tea coming to England and the smuggling of tea and how the 'rich' kept moving their breakfast and dinner hours later and later to show how 'elite' they are interesting. Characters from her books are mentioned with passages about tea mentione. There are also some recipes mentioned though they're way too rich sounding for me(though the pound cake is tempting!)This book is just under 100 pages or so and I read it in one evening.