Written by a tea specialist and an educator this work refers to the historical events that led to the creation of tea enjoyment as we know it today. Complete with dated timelines, it tells the story of tea in a fun way depicting how tea and drinking tea connects world cultures. The story is written in rhyme scheme that young children, ages 3-7 years, can appreciate. Authors J. Johnson & Joya Powell.
Illustrated by Jo-Ani Johnson, The World's Special Tea shows various tea events and occasions that have made tea an important part of societies around the globe. It also encourages the reader to create their own piece of history by having their own tea party.
Included are pages for planning a Tea Party and Menu Plan; it presents a different perspective on a child's tea experience and knowledge.
Ken Macbeth "Lahikmajoe Drinks Tea"
Photo courtesy of Sanura Weathers
The World's Special Tea, copyright, March, 2011;
J. Johnson, Joya Powell
Robert Godden "The Devotea"
“Children should be given the Gift of Tea, The Gift of a Love of Tea.”
“I’ve been privileged enough to see some of the creative process behind a book “The World’s Special Tea” by Jo Johnson.”
“Jo, also known as @theGiftOfTea (as well as a few other monikers) has created a book that is essentially a look at the history of tea, in prose for children. It is designed to be presented at a tea party for children. “
"…AGiftOfTea, the Beasts of Brewdom SALUTE YOU! Keep up the good work and help us to build the next generation…”
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