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Henrietta Lovell is on a mission to revolutionize the way we drink tea by replacing industrially produced teabags with the highest quality tea leaves. Her quest has seen her travel to the Shire Highlands of Malawi, across the foothills of the Himalayas, and to hidden gardens in the Wuyi-Shan to source the world's most extraordinary teas. 

Infused invites us to discover these remarkable places, introducing us to the individual growers and household-name chefs Lovell has met along the way - and reveals the true pleasures of tea. The result is a delicious infusion of travel writing, memoir, and recipes, all written with Lovell's unique charm and wit.

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Absolutely wonderful!!! A must read/ listen

I am bit of a tea nerd and this book narrated beautifully by Henrietta made me look beyond the leaves into the people actually making them and the stories related. It also got me out of the world of Chinese tea and into Malawi, Nepal, Meghalaya( where I have already contacted for the famous Cloud tea), Sikkim, Ceylon and more. Though China tea culture always fascinates me.
I think I am going to be listening to the same book at least twice more. 🙏🙏🙏

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I loved this book almost as much as I love tea. The only issue is that we've now only finished the first infusion of knowledge from The Tea Lady--Henrietta Lovell. I am not sure if Henrietta is interested in writing a second book, but I sure would enjoy a second infusion, or like a good rolled oolong, perhaps a 3rd, 4th, or 5th infusion.

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I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite tea but this is definitely my favorite book on the topic of tea!

I’m going to make a pretty bold statement. If I could have just one book on topic of tea, it would be this book, Infused by the Rare Tea Lady, Henrietta Lovell. Of course, in reality, I own many books on the topic of tea, upwards of 30 books, I’d say. I have read a lot of books on the topic of tea... and this is the one I would choose. This was my second time reading it. The first time I read it on my own and the second time I listened to the audio. I especially recommend the audio version with Henrietta reading. Never in my life have I felt such an intimate connection with an author as I listened to her read her book. Not only did I feel like I was actually having a cup of tea with Henrietta but I also felt transported across the globe to tea farms in Malawi, Nepal, Taiwan, China, as well as iconic places like the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, all five of my senses fully engaged. I was there. In short, Henrietta is an excellent tea lady and an excellent storyteller. With the second read (or listen), Henrietta spoke to my soul. She brought me back to my tea roots. Confession: In the last couple years I got away from what initially made me fall in love with looseleaf tea, the small tea farmer and pure tea. I was temporarily seduced by the incredible world of flavored tea. Don’t get me wrong, I mean no judgment. But Henrietta reminded me about something that I knew but intentionally had amnesia: “When you read natural flavorings on an ingredients list you don’t know exactly what they contain & the maker doesn’t have to tell you because they are considered trade secrets“. That doesn’t mean we have to go without unique flavor combos. “There are exceptions, Earl Grey, for instance. But that should be all about adding a pure essential oil to enhance, not disguise. I’m not saying the Russians shouldn’t add jam to their cup of tea, or the British milk and sugar. They are honest additions. You put them in yourself and you know exactly what they are.” So with my purchasing power going forward, this is exactly what I’m going to do. If I want vanilla black tea, I’m going to cut open a real vanilla bean and store it in my tin of black tea. Thank you, Henrietta. 🙏🏼❤️

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As delightful as a cup of tea!

This book was a mesmerizing journey through a brave woman’s life and her passion to bring quality to the world. I’ve never finished an audiobook that I wanted to start again immediately as much as this one, and I’m an English literature scholar!

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Listened 3 times; didn't want to miss a word,

Lovely book, Henrietta's voice soothing; she does an excellent narration. Facinating story of how she started her tea company, reads like an adventure novel as she goes alone all around the world searching for excellent tea for her company and describes the workers, farmers, farms, landscapes, country in loving beautiful terms. I never wanted it to end.

I picked this book initially because I am interested in learning about tea; this was a perfect book. Some books have had too much information and all others have been so dry and hard to keep my attention. This book was engaging from beginning to end. Loved it.

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  • 11-11-20

Simply life changing

I have started listening to this book and couldn’t stop. I have listened to it back to back in one session, and I didn’t want it to finish. The passion and knowledge of the author is truly life changing, and her performance reaches you on a personal level. This content of this book is informative, funny, real and romantic. I woke up the following morning wanting to read it again, however not until “I” had my morning cup of tea first. Best book I have read in years !!! It’s a MUST.

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  • iamhayley
  • 08-19-20

Amazing Read, difficult listen

I admire any author who narrates their own book but I found this difficult to hear, it was quiet and whispered. I stuck with it because the content was so good, a truly amazing journey. I was so excited to find a book like this about Tea.

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  • Alexander Lovell
  • 08-06-20

Truly inspiring

A fascinating insight into tea written and read by a truly inspiring woman. I cannot recommend this book and the Rare Tea company enough

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  • 06-18-20

Evocative journey through tea and memories

A simply exquisite book, part memoir, part history book, a sprinkling of recipes and a tour of the tea growing regions of the world. Henrietta weaves her own memories and stories through the history of tea growing and gives the most beguiling descriptions of the people, places and teas she has met along the way. I grew up in Sri Lanka and she has perfectly captured the essence of the tea country and her passion for high quality, ethically produced tea comes across in every chapter. The narration is also fantastic, the perfect soundtrack to afternoon tea.

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  • 06-14-20

Fall even more in love with tea

Henrietta's sultry, mellifluous voice carries you off on a magic carpet ride round the world. Her journey is epic and wondrous. it is an autobiography where you learn a lot about tea along the way. Thoroughly enjoyed. Wish more narrators were like her.