The hilly terrain of tea writing is fraught with all types of mythology, internet health schemes, ancient rituals, zen meditations, homilies for the lacy doily set, etc. But there's also a ton to learn about tea around the world. We've compiled a short but sweet list of five tea books we like best for their direct delivery of real—and intriguing!—information on all things tea.
'Gifts' on Serious Eats
One of coffee's finest simple pleasures is the act of having someone make you a cup of it. Though Craft Coffee—a New York startup offering subscriptions of specialty microroasted coffee delivered to your home, won't actually come over and brew it for you—what they're doing is almost as good.
Don't know a cocktail fan? See our other gift guides. —Ed. Nothing puts you in the holiday spirit like some holiday spirits. If someone on your list appreciates a decent drink now and then, here are a few gift ideas...
Nothing puts your guests in the holiday spirit like a little holiday spirits. From books to bottles to shakers and bitters, there are plenty of gift ideas from the cocktail world that can add pizzazz to celebrations throughout the year.