Fortnum & Mason: Time for Tea

Tom Bowles

Time for Tea is a celebration of Fortnum’s passion for tea in its every form. Drawing on over 300 years of experience, you will find the history, geography, seasonality of tea  – everything from leaf to cup – as well as 50 delicious recipes.

Fortnum & Mason has nearly as much experience of selling tea as Britain has of drinking it –  some three centuries’ worth, in fact, since the early eighteenth century.
This fun and deeply authoritative guide whisks you through all the information you need to get the most out of your cuppa. It instructs on how to make the perfect brew or infusion and  helps identify a wide range of teas to try that will suit different tastes whether for a single estate Darjeeling, a smoky or a delicate tea from China or a regular builder’s. It also explores which teas are best to kickstart the day, revive the spirits or soothe at evening’s end. And now, enough of the talk, it’s Time for Tea.

Reviews of Fortnum & Mason: Time for Tea

    • Praise for The Cook Book and Christmas & Other Winter Feasts:
    • ‘I’m buying this for its sheer gorgeousness as much as for the recipes’ Diana Henry, Sunday Telegraph
    • ‘Full of celebratory recipes, with a few healthy ones for January’ Sunday Times
    • ‘No one does Christmas like Fortnum’s, nor like Tom, as it turns out … It’s packed with everything you need to know for winter feasting’ Delicious
    • ‘This book, with its lovely colour illustrations taken from old Fortnum’s direct marketing booklets, is undiluted nostalgic celebration’ Rose Prince