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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 25, 2011

Contact: Katrina Ávila Munichiello       

“A Tea Reader: Living Life One Cup at a Time” explores moments inspired by a simple cup of tea

When is a book about tea not a book about tea? When it is “A Tea Reader: Living Life One Cup at a Time” (ISBN 0804841764, Tuttle Publishing, October 2011). Food has long been considered a powerful trigger for memory; in this book, essayists from across the globe describe moments and memories in which tea was the inspiration.

Essays by tea shop owners, published authors, academics, and ordinary tea lovers are joined by those written by historic notables like Rudyard Kipling, Louisa May Alcott, and Thomas Lipton as the book explores moments of reflection, travel, traditions, careers, and relationships

“A glimpse into the lives and souls of people who share a common passion; their unrelenting love for tea. A must-read for tea enthusiasts and those who soon will be,” says Joseph P. Simrany, President of the Tea Association of the U.S.A.

“A Tea Reader” is available through bookstores, tea shops, and online booksellers across the globe or directly through Tuttle Publishing. Munichiello will be offering readings and book signings throughout 2011 and 2012. A list of these events can be found at

Katrina Ávila Munichiello is a freelance writer whose work has been published in Yankee Magazine, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Living Without, and other print and online publications. A lifelong New Englander and graduate of Tufts University, Munichiello is a Level 2 graduate of the Specialty Tea Institute.

More information, including a promotional video, is available at


If you would like more information about this release, or to schedule an interview with Katrina Ávila Munichiello, please contact Katrina at 978-589-8088 or email Munichiello’s writing portfolio can be found at

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