In Search of Tea

Discovery and Knowledge


Follow one of the greatest tea experts on his travels in search of the best tea varieties around the world

This book is not yet published, but will be available from June 2021.

ISBN: 9781419751813 Category:

François-Xavier Delmas


In this coffee table book, François-Xavier Delmas, founder Palais de Thés and one of the world’s greatest experts in the tea universe, travels to various tea territories across the globe. From India to China, from Nepal to Japan, through Taiwan and Sri Lanka, Malawi and Kenya, he travels in search of the rarest and, above all, the best varieties for the pleasure of both neophytes and experienced connoisseurs.

Divided into six chapters, In In Search of Tea features superb photography wiith accompanying text explaining tea cultivation methods, tasting techniques, and uses. Along the way, Delmas encounters the men and women who make these wonderful teas and highlights their various customs and traditions. Filled with Delmas’s in-depth knowledge of producer countries and his favorite tease, In Search of Tea offers wonderful insight to world cultures for tea drinkers and travel lovers.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 19.7 x 25 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 June 2021
Number of pages 224
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 19.7 x 25 cm
Weight 300 g

François-Xavier Delmas, the founder of Palais des Thés is now acknowledged as one of the world greatest experts in the tea universe. A tireless globe-trotter, he has been scouting tea gardens around the world on his quest for the best teas for more than 30 years.

In 1999, anxious to pass on his expertise to as many people as possible, he founded L'École du Thé, a space for initiation and tea-tasting training. L'École du Thé has been awarding a tea sommelier diploma for professionals since 2016. The Tea School trains individuals as well as professionals chefs.