The Healing Powers of Tea: A Complete Guide to Nature’s Special Remedy

Cal Orey. Citadel, $15.95 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-0-8065-3826-6
Whether one is suffering from respiratory ailments, diabetes, gastric problems, or insomnia, there’s a tea that can help, says health writer Orey, whose latest tome—the sixth in her Healing Powers series, after The Healing Powers of Vinegar—explores the centuries-old brew that’s steeped in history and culture. Touting tea as a “heart-healthy, cancer-fighting, and anti-aging superfood,” Orey takes a look at this “ancient medicine” one type at a time (black, white, green, red, and herbal), outlining the health-promoting properties of each while sharing personal anecdotes, insights from tea masters and experts, and points of interest on the tea timeline, such as the accidental invention of the tea bag. The author devotes pages to tea-based home remedies, beauty treatments, household-cleaning tips, and pairings with meals and desserts. Confirmed enthusiasts of the drink will most appreciate Orey’s well-constructed and comprehensive guide; foodies and those with an interest in alternative-health therapies will also want to thumb through it. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 07/03/2017
Release date: 12/26/2017
Genre: Nonfiction
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