Pick whichever drink is preferred by the recipient!
How to Make Tea:
How do you like your tea? An ethereal infusion, the ghost of a scent wafting across your taste buds? Or a mug of traditional brew, so strong that a spoon can stand up in it? We’ve been drinking tea for thousands of years, yet few of us realize that all tea―from elegant lapsang to pungent pu-erh―come from the same source. The taste is down to science: geography, chemistry, and physics, the application of heat and pressure, and the magic of time and enzymes. How to Make Tea lays out the principles for the tea-loving nonscientist; extract the best from every cup.
How to Make Coffee:
Caffeine is the most widely consumed mind-altering molecule in the world; we cannot get enough of it, and drinking good coffee is our delivery system. How is it that coffee has such a hold? Its all in the chemistry; the molecular structure of caffeine and the flavour-making phenols and fats that can be lured out from the bean by roasting, grinding and brewing. Making good coffee depends on understanding the science: why water has to be at a certain temperature, what method works best with which grind, how roast affects taste, what happens when you add cream, and which bean you start out with. How to Make Coffee lays out the scientific principles for the coffee-loving non-scientist; stick to these and you will never drink an ordinary joe again.
Hard back with paper pages
24.3 x 1.8 x 19.4 cm