In this coffee table book, François-Xavier Delmas, founder of Palais de Thés and one of the world’s greatest experts in the tea universe, travels to the ends of the Earth to various tea territories across the globe. From India to China, from Nepal to Japan, through Taiwan and Sri Lanka, Malawi and Kenya, he travels in search of the rarest and, above all, the best varieties for the pleasure of both neophytes and experienced connoisseurs.
Divided into six chapters, In Search of Tea features superb photography with accompanying text explaining tea cultivation methods, tasting techniques, and uses. Along the way, Delmas encounters the men and women who make these wonderful teas and highlights their various customs and traditions. Filled with Delmas’s in-depth knowledge of producer countries and his favorite teas, In Search of Tea offers wonderful insight to world cultures for tea drinkers and travel lovers.
François-Xavier Delmas, the founder of Palais des Thés, is now acknowledged as one of the world greatest experts in the tea universe.
A tireless globetrotter, he has been scouting tea gardens around the world on his quest for the best teas for more than 30 years.
In 1999, anxious to pass on his expertise to as many people as possible, he founded L’École du Thé, a space for initiation and tea-tasting training.