The Little Tea Book

The Little Tea Book


Compiler of Over the Black Coffee


Thank Project Gutenberg for this wonderful Internet copy of the literary classic. Inside, it houses poetry, the history of tea, odes to the kettle, descriptions of Chinese and Japanese tea traditions as well as the endless veneration heaped on the humble leaf by the British and Australians, the globe’s most devoted (addicted) black tea drinkers. Here’s a sample of one of the descriptions found in this delightful tome:

DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON drew his own portrait thus:

“A hardened and shameless tea-drinker, who for twenty years diluted his meals with the infusion of this fascinating plant; whose kettle had scarcely time to cool; who with tea amused the evening, with tea solaced the midnight, and with tea welcomed the morning.”

Feel free to print your own copy of this book. It is in the public domain.

2 Responses to “The Little Tea Book”

  1. laura-ann says:

    I wanted to print out this book and quickly discovered that the Project Gutenberg site’s ebook does not print with page layouts as a book.

    I created a MS word document that is formatted for printing. You can download it (free of course) from my site I hope this helps. If you have any problems email me from my site and I will email it to you.

    Of course I always recommend printing double sided on 100% recycled paper.


  2. Julie Bogart says:

    Wow. Thank you. What a gift to our readers. I hope they’ll take you up on your generous offer. Glad you liked the book well enough to print it!