It was great at explaining different types of tea and how best to serve them.
There was a story of the legend of the Willow Plate pattern china which is so popular.
And BEAUTIFUL watercolor illustrations! It is based on themes such as A proper tea, a nursery tea, a picnic tea, Tea in bed etc... and each section is illustrated accordingly and has appropriate recipes for the theme. Many traditional, some unusual -- A Black and White Tea and a Bizarre Tea for example.
Then of course, some great recipes -- it is a cookbook after all.
My favorites to try: Elegant Sugar Thins, Banana sandwiches, Cherry cake, Bengal Sandwiches and Cold Spiced Tea