A colleague recommended this to me because she knows I get a little nerdy about tea. The story was engaging - it was one of few books that I was inspired to "sneak off and read" when I could get a chance. I enjoyed the main character's perspective and some of the other insights and cultural pieces offered in the book.
It definitely does get into tea - the harvesting, the making and history of pu'er, the market over the years, the steeping and some of the lore.
If you are a tea lover who likes a good "triumph over adversity" story, this is a good read for you!