The Book of Tea
1906. Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It is essentially a worship of the imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we call life. Contents: cup of humanity; schools of tea; Taoism and Zennism; tea room; art appreciation; flowers; tea masters.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing
Not actually about tea as much as it's about the way the tradition of the tea-house influenced the Japanese aesthetic. Interesting, touching - and not a terrible introduction to Zen, either. Read full review
Review: The Book of TeaUser Review - Nicole Kapise-Perkins - Goodreads
Not what I had hoped it was, but I now know exactly why the Japanese perform the tea ceremony and how to do it. Read full review