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The Spirit of Tea
The Spirit of Tea, is a radical, unique departure from all other tea books, touching upon tea's transcendental nature. While much is written about tea's healing benefits and curative properties, tea's mystical attributes get little attention. What is it that keeps us coming back to humanity's favorite beverage after water? Featuring of the six classical categories of tea, ...more
Hardcover, 126 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Sherman Asher Publishing
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I didn't think it was possible for someone ti be more passionate about tea than I. I enjoyed this book, but was disappointed that he chose ti source Gimbutas as a reference. Also, the I ching stuff seemed a bit irrelevant. But, this read like poetry. I am eager to recommend it to my local tea shop.
Okay, so being a serious student of tea, I was open to the subject of the book which is the author's experience with the spiritual effects of tea. While the author does draw from a number of texts central to Asian tea culture and history, there were way too many times in the book I found myself thinking, "You know, maybe you should have kept that to yourself". Not everyone needs to know about your dysphoria.