ISBN-13: 9781842465882 / Angielski / Twarda / 2016 / 120 str.
So many of our memorable moments are punctuated by a drink: tea warms a long conversation, beer marks a big victory, and wine toasts a new beginning. These favored concoctions all began as plants, drawing their flavor, color, and fragrance from the botanical world. Kew's Teas, Tonics and Tipples celebrates this long-standing love of plants, offering a drinkable history of how they became an integral part of our edible world.
Sixty recipes are covered over six sections: teas and tisanes, smoothies and juices, cocktails and mixers, cordials and fizzes, wines and beers, and special seasonal drinks. Home brewers and bartenders can learn to make their own flavored tonics, while those who like to drink their greens will find inspiration in new combinations. The recipes include tried-and-true favorites from Kew staff and ones inspired by the great plant hunters and historical figures, from Sir Joseph Banks to Victorian botanical artist Marianne North. Each entry includes illustrations of the featured plant drawn from Kew's extensive archives. Also included is a glossary of botanicals and herbs used in drinks. Hot or cold, shaken or stirred, Kew's Teas, Tonics and Tipples provides the perfect concoction for any occasion.