So there have been wonderful questions coming my way since the recent blending classes. Feel free to post your questions on the blog because many of you have the same question. This is a new forum but please share your questions on this tea blending blog so we can all learn and share! Remember there is no such things as a dumb question!
With that said many of you have been wondering about the books I recommend on tea blending.
The first I would check out would be Tea Blending as a Fine Art by Joseph M. Walsh. This tea blending book was written in 1896 and lists some of the classic fundamentals on blending with black teas. An interesting read with insight on the origins of commercial blending. Some important facts he brings up in the book are the areas of grading and varietes along with touching on the American population even at that time unaware of the skill and complexity behind the practious and sophistication in tea production. It is a free to view on books.google.com. Some of the names of teas are no longer in use today but at Art of Tea we have put some of the lessons learned in place (at least in honor of the author). Enjoy and please share your thoughts on this book!