It's all about tea! This beautiful package is an elegant and sturdy swing-open box containing a 32-page booklet and 40 illustrated cards with recipes, serving ideas, and facts about tea. Here, exquisitely packaged, is everything gourmands and tea drinkers need to know about the varieties of tea, the foods and desserts that complement tea, and the tea-time customs practiced in China, Japan, England, France, and Germany, Italy, and Russia. On the face of the each 5 x 7 card is a rich, full-color photographs showing teas, tea-time foods, and tea-serving pots, samovars, and accessories. The card's reverse side offers either a recipe that features tea as one of its ingredients or a description of tea varieties and tea-serving customs. The accompanying booklet presents a delightfully informal social history of tea and its many varieties.