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Tea: Cultivation to Consumption

Edited By: KC Willson and MN Clifford

769 pages, 190 illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1991 | #13079 | ISBN: 0412338505
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This follow-up to the book "Coffee" (also edited by Drs Willson and Clifford) looks at the tea crop from a multi-discplinary standpoint. As well as investigation the crop, its history, botany, cultivation and production, it also addresses the importance and production of the major tea varieties used as beverages, and looks at the clinical and physiological effects of tea consumption. The economics of, and world trade in, tea are also highlighted using many tables and figures which demonstrate the distribution in supply and demand of this most important crop. Each chapter has been written by an international expert and the whole has been drawn together to provide a book which should be of interest to a wide range of people concerned with all aspects of this crop, including plant scientists, agronomists and food scientists.

This text is up-to-date and will be of interest to all those involved in the tea business in the widest sense - Food Trade Review; ...the now classic book... - Good Food Retailing


Historical introduction, J.Weatherstone; botanical classification of tea, B.Banerjee; selection and breeding of tea, B.Banerjee; climate, weather and the yield of tea, M.K.V.Carr and W.Stephens; soils, C.O.Othieno; tea crop physiology, T.W.Tanton; field operations, K.C.Wilson; mineral nutrition and fertilizers, M.D.Bonheure and K.C.Wilson; pest and disease control in Africa, P.S.Rattan; disease control in Asia, P.V.Arulpragasum; pest control in Asia, N.Muraleedharan; green and semi-fermented teas, T.Takeo; production of black tea, M.E.Hampton; speciality and herbal teas, M.Gill; instant tea, M.Saltmarsh; the chemistry and biochemistry of black tea production - the non-volatiles; tea aroma, M.Robinson and P.O.Ownor; the world trade in tea, R.van de Meeberg; impurities, quality, standards and legislation, R.van de Meeberg; physiological and clinical effects of tea, V.Marks.

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