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A fascinating history of teatimes around the globe

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In Teatimes: A World Tour, food historian Helen Saberi takes us on a journey into the fascinating history of teatimes, from elegant afternoon teas, hearty high teas and delicious cream teas, to cricket and tennis teas, the funeral teas of Britain and much more.

The reader is invited to spend time in the sophisticated salons de thé of Paris and the homely tearooms of the United States, and to enjoy the teatime traditions of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, where housewives prided themselves on their `well-filled tins'.

The tea parties of the Raj and Irani cafes in India, teatimes along the Silk Road where the samovar and chaikhana reign supreme, the tasty dim sum of China and the intricate tradition of cha kaiseki of Japan are all included in this sumptuous book.

Featuring appealing illustrations as well as recipes from around the world, Teatimes shows how tea drinking has become a global obsession, from American iced tea and Taiwanese bubble tea through to the now-classic English afternoon tea.

Teatimes – A World Tour by Helen Saberi is published by Reaktion Books Ltd (London, June 2018; Hb; 252pp; RRP A$59.99) and distributed in Australia by New South Books. It is available at all good bookstores or directly from the publisher »

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