Drink Your Tea and the Quest for the Panacea of Beverages

Online Exhibit

Previously on display Jan 6 - Feb 28, 2020 in Shields Library Lobby - Entrance

Two exhibits are on display at Shields and Carlson Health Sciences Libraries in conjunction with the 5th Annual Colloquium of the Global Tea Initiative for the Study of Tea Culture and Science.

Shields Library

Drink Your Tea (or Wine) curated by Daniel Goldstein (dgoldstein@ucdavis.edu) and Leyla Cabugos (lrcabugos@ucdavis.edu)


Carlson Health Sciences Library

The Quest for the Panacea of Beverages curated by Erik Fausak (edfausak@ucdavis.edu)

UC Davis Library

Leyla Cabugos, Daniel Goldstein, and Erik Fausak

Erik Fausak

Student Services Librarian

There are two simultaneous exhibits at Shields Library and Carlson Health Sciences Library


Located in the Shields Library Lobby.  The Eastern Towhee whose call is similar to someone saying, “drink your tea”, is the mascot for this exhibit.





Global Tea Breeding : Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives. (2012)
L Chen, Z Apostolides & Z Chen
Shields Lib SB271 .G56 2012
Cha Pu. 第1版 (2007)
J Chen
Shields Lib GT2907.C6 C46533 2007
Cultivating Femininity : Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan. (2018)
R Corbett
Shields Lib GT2910 .C67 2018
Chigusa and the Art of Tea. (2014)
LA Cort
Shields Lib NK4695.S76 C49 2014
Organic Tea : Cultivation and Marketing (2006).
H Ghosh
Shields Lib SB272.I5 G46 2006
Tea : History, Terroirs, Varieties. (2018).
K Gascoyne, H Americi, J Desharnais, F Marchand, & Camellia Sinensis Tea House.
Shields Lib TX415 .G3713 2018
Tea : A Potted History of Tea in New Zealand. (2006)
S Goldsmith
Shields Lib GT2907.N45 G654 2006
The Tea Lords. (2011)
HS Haasse
Shields Lib PT5838.H45 H4713 2011
Tocklai & Tea : --as the Road Fades Away. (2011).
M Hazarika, M Talukdar, SH Patgiri
Shields Lib HD9198.I4 .T63 2011
The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook : A Guide to Enjoying the World’s Best Teas (2010).
ML & R Heiss
Shields Lib TX415 .H438 2010
The Rise of Tea Culture in China : The Invention of the Individual. (2015)
B Hinsch
Shields Lib GT2907.C6 H55 2015
Das Geheimnis Des Tees (2009)
H Hu & C Steenberg
Shields Lib GT2905 .H8 2009
Tea and Tourism : Tourists, Traditions and Transformations. (2007)
L Joliffe
Shields Lib GT2905 .T413 2007
Tea Manufacture in South India (1937)
KBW Jones
Shields Lib TP650 .J65
Ancillary Justice (2013)
A Leckie
Shields Lib PS3612.E3353 A83 2013
Bian Yin Zhongguo Cha. 第1版. ed. (2013)
T Li
Shields Lib
GT2907.C6 L523 2013
Homegrown tea : an illustrated guide to planting, harvesting, and blending teas and tisanes (2014)
C LIversidge
Shields Lib SB271 .L66 2014
Race, Tea and Colonial Resettlement : Imperial Families, Interrupted. (2017)
J McCabe
Shields Lib DS430 .M35 2017
The Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm and the Creation of Japanese America (2019)
DA Metraux
Shields Lib F870.J3 M48 2019
Tea Culture of Japan (2009)
S. Ohki
Shields Lib GT2910 .O39 2009
DIY kombucha : sparkling homebrews made easy(2018)
A Potter
Shields Lib TP650 .P68 2018
New Tea Lover’s Treasury. (1999)
JN Pratt
Shields Lib TX415 .P68 1995
A taste of bitterness : the political economy of tea plantations in Sri Lanka (1986)
R Rote
Shields Lib HD9198.C42 R6 1986
The Japanese tea ceremony : Cha-no-yu and Zen art of mindfulness. (2019)
AL Sadler
Shields Lib GT2910 .S3 2019
Everyday Sustainability : Gender Justice and Fair Trade Tea in Darjeeling. (2017)
D Sen
Shields Lib HD6073.T182 I474 2017
World atlas of tea : from the leaf to the cup, the world's teas explored and enjoyed. (2016)
K Smith
Shields Lib GT2905 .S65 2016
Hand-Book of Castes and Tribes Employed on Tea Estates in North-East India. (1924)
Tea Districts Labour Association
Shields Lib DS422.C3 T4 1924
500 teapots : contemporary explorations of a timeless design. (2002)
SJE Tourtillott
Shields Lib
NK4695.T43 A14 2002
Korean Tea Classics (2010)
M Yi
Shields Lib GT2907.K6 Y56 2010
Dong Yang Cha Wen Hua. (2016)
Z. Zhao
Shields Lib GT2907.C6 D664 2016


curator erik at displayErik at Display for the Quest for the Panacea Beverages Display at Carlson Library


Tea and Wine have been historically associated with medicinal purposes for centuries.  This exhibit follows the progression of tea and wine in health literature over the centuries, from expert opinion to clinical trials to the epitome of evidence-based medicine, systematic reviews.  In our display we start with tea and a famous book that examines it’s health benefits, Ben Cao Gang Mu:


We can find that tea versus wine has often been discussed and this discussion can be witnessed in this 1840 book review and the original book being reviewed can be found here:


If you would like to see the great quantity of clinical trials that occur, see the results in medical database, PubMed

The UC Davis Library Systematic Review Guide

Look at how many systematic reviews exist on tea and it’s health benefits in PubMed



We follow a similar trajectory with Wine and the Incipit Tractatus de Vinis:


If you would like to see the great quantity of clinical trials that occur, see the results in medical literature database, PubMed


For more systematic reviews on wine, please see these results from PubMed