Distilling nearly forty years of experience drinking the second one most consumed beverage on the earth, Jürgen Wasim Frembgen’s travelogue, A Thousand Cups of Tea, is a journey in the course of the production, preparation, and consumption of tea from North Africa to South Asia. With deep insights into diverse habits, customs, preferences, and traditions surrounding this practise, the writer delves into painting a cross-cultural panorama of a simple activity through detailed vignettes and historical anecdotes according to personal observations and thorough ethnographic research. Woven amongst a combination of both culinary and cultural literature, this simple, accessible knowledge allows the reader to explore the brewing herbs not only as a mix of hot refreshment, but also as a social custom. This book is of interest to a diverse readership-ranging from anthropology students, casual readers, and tea connoisseurs. It’s at the same time as the most important reference material and valuable addition to the literature at the anthropology of food.