Tea Drinking in 18th Century America: Must Read

by Annabel
(San Jose, CA)

Although Tea Drinking in 18th Century America: its Etiquette and Equipage by Rodris Roth is long out of print, it is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of tea-drinking in America.

This is the book that museum curators and educators go to, despite the fact that it is close to fifty years old, for the social history and material culture of tea.

Rodris Roth, a curator at the Smithsonian, catalogued the objects used (with pictures!), the primary sources from the time that tell us about tea customs, and the etiquette that applied.

Perhaps because she was a museum specialist, the book is very readable as well as authoritative.

Whether you use Inter-library loan or a used-book seller, get a copy today if you want your reading to be complete.

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Feb 20, 2012
Rare Book
by: Texas TeaQueen

This is so interesting to see this book is considered RARE when googled!I spoke with Rodris Roth in 1995 when I started my Tea business,"Let's Talk Tea". I have two copies_one sent to me from a Curator at Cooper-Hewitt_who directed me to Rodris Roth. And,the second copy she sent by her.She was a delight to talk with_we chatted about my research on 18th Century Etiquette,etc.

I'm glad to still have these books in my Library of Tea books. I understand she passed in 2000.

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