Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Tea Expert Pens Adventure-Filled Book
International Tea Expert Spins Stories of Adventure in New Book
(for press release)
What happens when a young man growing up in Africa heads off to England to "find himself" - only to land in the finest of tea houses receiving classical training as a tea taster?
Award-winning author Barry W. Cooper shares with us his path to becoming the "Indiana Jones of Tea" in Silver Spoons, Mad Baboons, and Other Tales of Tea. Cooper won a 2008 IPPY Independent Publishing Award for this mix of adventure and tea education.
The stories in Silver Spoons cover a range of territory, from the early "Safari Encounters" years in Africa to Cooper's encounters in hostile territories when searching for the perfect herbs and teas in "Guns and Golf" and "Flight Out of a War Zone." A young man's initial training in the formal world of tea is detailed in "Lipton Training," insights gleaned from his time spent at Boulder's Celestial Seasonings are revealed, and his subsequent decision to leave and build his own Colorado tea company are chronicled as well. Mixed into the storytelling the Tea Master also shares his expertise on teas from all major countries of origin: India, China, Formosa, Ceylon, Japan and Kenya.
Barry Cooper is the CEO and Chairman of Cooper Tea Company, based in Louisville, CO. Cooper Tea Company manufactures premium iced teas. B.W. Cooper's Iced Brew Tea is available in restaurants across the country and B.W. Cooper's BAZZA High-Energy Tea is sold in select grocery stores.
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