T2 Creative Director Maryanne Shearer brings you T2's playful and hip take on tea from leaf to cup- how to pick, process, brew, drink and share it. Maryanne tells her story of how T2 began and the secrets of its success through the sensory theatre of the stores, the colourful tea paraphernalia, Maryanne's penchant for black and her desire to encourage tea drinkers to take risks and try new flavours. Fascinating facts about the history of tea, how tea is grown, picked and processed, and the many different varieties are presented with vibrant and stylish imagery that is distinctively T2. There's info on how to make the perfect cuppa, when to add milk and sugar and the bag versus loose leaf debate. Tea ceremonies from around the world are explored as well as the health benefits of tea and recipes for delicious tea-infused dishes.