Margaret Thornby’s Tea & Tea Room Talk Magazine

Introduction to Book Reviews

With, of course, a focus on tea and tea rooms, we at TEA website will review good books on all things tea to recommend to visitors to this site. Whether your interest is in tea blending, tea paraphernalia, the history of tea, tea time recipes … we will keep you in touch with everything you might want to read and where to get hold of it. Members of the tea team will always thoroughly review any books before a recommendation is made on this site, so you can be sure that the ones you find here are worth having.

If you have a recommendation for a book review, email the TEA TEAM at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) – providing us with the book title, name of author and publisher if possible.

Hearts, Tarts and Rascals

5 out of 5 stars

This is the book the Bettys family said they would never write, taking the reader into the private world behind the scenes at Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms. Follow Bettys and its founding family through

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A Year of Family Recipes

5 out of 5 stars

When Lesley married Jonathon Wild, she also married into the famous Bettys and Taylors family business, which Jonathon joined 5 days before their wedding. For her part, she brought to the marriage

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The Tiger who Came to Tea

5 out of 5 stars

A childhood favourite for many. If you are planning having a tiger round for tea, Margaret suggests a nice oolong served in a bucket, although Siberian tigers may prefer something fruitier.

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