A Dark History of Tea written by Seren Charrington-Hollins published by Pen and Sword Books. Hardback – £19.99 – Pages 176

This little book was a bit of eye opener and made a change from my usual reads. A Dark History of Tea takes us on a journey through foreign wars, international trade, smuggling and rituals. Who knew that tea could be so simple and yet so divisive. In a very clever and well researched book the author explores many different journeys of tea during history. The pictures and drawings in the book are very god and enjoyable, this is a lovely little book with lots to learn, I can see this being a popular little book about a humble little cuppa.