Embark on an exotic globe-trotting journey to discover the pleasures of tea with Henrietta Lovell: the Rare Tea Lady herself.
Henrietta Lovell left a career in corporate finance to found the Rare Tea Company in 2004. She buys rare and precious harvests from tea growers around the world and has had many adventures along the way. Her expertise is sought by the world's most prestigious restaurants and hotels, including Gordon Ramsay, Alain Ducasse, 11 Madison Park, Noma and Claridges.
"I found myself quite caught up in her infectious enthusiasm as she ventured -- twice defeating her own cancer, which tried in vain to slow her down -- out into the world in search of the green tea hills in China, Japan and India, of course, but also in Malawi, Nepal and South Africa.... This is a love letter. I read the book in one contented go on a flight from Sydney to Hong Kong, where I had a few hours' wait before moving on to New York." -- The New York Times