The Story of Food: Tea by Alex Woolf
  

Synopsis

The Story of Food: Tea by Alex Woolf

Did you know that the plain-looking bags you use to brew a steaming mug of tea are steeped in fascinating history? This simple drink has caused wars, been smuggled, been the drink of the elite and even resulted ship races across the globe! This book describes the journey tea has taken, from ancient Chinese rituals to an everyday staple drink. Other topics covered are the health aspects of tea, how it is produced, its chemical properties and how it is traded around the world. With bright illustrations and amazing photographs, this is an ideal leisure read, but also perfect for coursework and presentations for key stage 2 readers.

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It's fascinating to learn where our food comes from, and how it lands up neatly packaged on the supermarket shelf

About the Author

Alex Woolf

Alex Woolf was born in Willesden Green, North-West London in 1964 and studied History and Politics at Essex University. He has travelled in America and Europe and worked variously as an accountant, a warehouse assistant, a print buyer, a door-to-door salesman and a dish washer in a roach-infested restaurant in Florida. Since 1995, he has been editing books for young people, and in 2001, he began to write. He has penned more than 40 books on a surprisingly wide range of topics, including the fantastic new fiction title, Aldo Moon and the Ghost of Gravewood Hall.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Alex Woolf
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Author's Website

alexwoolf.co.uk/

Publisher

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

28th January 2016

ISBN

9780750296618


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