Cultivation to consumption

  • K. C. Willson
  • M. N. Clifford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. J. Weatherstone
    Pages 1-23
  3. B. Banerjee
    Pages 25-51
  4. B. Banerjee
    Pages 53-86
  5. M. K. V. Carr, W. Stephens
    Pages 87-135
  6. C. O. Othieno
    Pages 137-172
  7. T. W. Tanton
    Pages 173-199
  8. K. C. Willson
    Pages 201-226
  9. K. C. Willson
    Pages 227-267
  10. D. Bonheure, K. C. Willson
    Pages 269-329
  11. P. S. Rattan
    Pages 331-352
  12. P. V. Arulpragasam
    Pages 353-374
  13. N. Muraleedharan
    Pages 375-412
  14. T. Takeo
    Pages 413-457
  15. M. G. Hampton
    Pages 459-511
  16. M. Gill
    Pages 513-534
  17. M. Saltmarsh
    Pages 535-554
  18. J. M. Robinson, P. O. Owuor
    Pages 603-647
  19. R. van de Meeberg
    Pages 649-687
  20. R. van de Meeberg
    Pages 689-705
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 741-769

About this book


Tea is a unique crop and, incidentally, a very interesting and attractive one. The tea bush, its cultivation and harvesting do not fit into any typical cropping pattern. Moreover, its processing and marketing are specific to tea. Thus the Tea Industry stands apart and constitutes a self contained entity. This is reflected in the title given to this book, Tea: Cultivation to consumption, and its treatment of the subject. The book is logically planned - starting with the plant itself and finishing with the traditional'cuppa'. Every aspect of tea production is covered, inevitably some in greater detail than others. However, it gives an authentic and comprehensive picture of the tea industry. The text deals in detail with cultural practices and research, where desirable, on a regional basis. The technology of tea cultivation and processing has been developed within the industry, aided by applied research which was largely financed by the tea companies themselves. This contributed to a technically competent industry but tended to bypass the more academic and fundamental investigations which might bring future rewards. The sponsorship of research has now widened and the range and depth of tea research has increased accordingly. The editors and authors of this book have played their part in these recent developments which are well reported in the book.


Transport Vitamin biochemistry ecology pest management pesticides photosynthesis physiology process engineering quality tea

Editors and affiliations

  • K. C. Willson
    • 1
  • M. N. Clifford
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental and Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of LiverpoolUK
  2. 2.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of SurreyUK

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