Tea and Chinese Culture
An essential guide to the history, philosophy, and cultural evolution of Chinese tea. From its earliest uses as a medicinal herb to the highest refinement of tea as art and ritual, this full-color book provides a fascinating overview of the myriad forms and varieties of tea culture through the centuries. A must for all students and admirers of Chinese history, culture, and cuisine.
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Quite simply, this book should not be read. Opaque, unreferenced arguments collide with questionable assertions that in short order will force even a determined reader to return this one to the shelf --- while regretting the expenditure.
Tea Culture in Dynastic China
Brewing and Tasting
Tea in Philosophy and Religion
Tea and Chinese Art
Folk Traditions and Marriage Customs
The Art of the Tea Ceremony
Imperial Tea Culture