Tea Literature

A list of some of the tea books to be enjoyed with a sumptuous cup of Darjeeling Tea

 

20000 secrets of Tea20,000 Secrets of Tea: The Most Effective Ways to Benefit from Nature’s Healing Herbs: Victoria Zak

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An ancient Chinese legend: Once there was a man who knew 100,000 healing properties of herbs. He taught his son 80,000 secrets. On his deathbed, he told his son to visit his grave in five years, and there he would find the other 20,000 secrets.

 

All The Tea in ChineAll the Tea in China: Kit Boey Chow

Here is a book that all lovers of Chinese tea will treasure. A treasure-trove of information, including tea ceremonies, tea pots, and the health and aesthetic virtues of perhaps the world’s most remarkable beverage. Fully illustrated. Contains glossary, index, bibliography, and Chinese English nomenclature of tea.

 

 

Cha No Yu - Japanese tea CeremonyCha-No-Yu: The Japanese Tea Ceremony: A L Sadler

The Japanese tea ceremony, or cha-no-yu, is one of the last vestiges of an older, gentler era. Today, it resonates as a metaphor for ancient Japanese society.First published in 1933, this classic remains the gold standard for books on the five-centuries-old tea ceremony. Illustrated with traditional drawings of furniture and utensils, tearoom architecture, garden design…

 

 

The Japanese Way of TeaThe Japanese Way of Tea: From Its Origins in China to Sen Rikyu: Sen Soshitsu

The author follows tea drinking practices from their arrival in Japan to the time of Rikyu, considering at each stage the relevant historical changes and their significance for the Way of Tea. Shortly after its arrival during the Heian era (794-1185), tea was celebrated by Japanese poets, who attributed the same spiritual qualities to the beverage as had their Chinese contemporaries. During the medieval era, however, tea began to take on a distinctively Japanese character. Eisai (1141-1215), the founder of the Rinzai sect of Japanese Zen Buddhism, accentuated the medicinal aspect of tea and saw it as a means of salvation in a spiritually degenerate age (mappo).

 

TeaTea: Jean Francois Mallet

Prepare for a richly exotic voyage across continents and centuries in this in-depth exploration of the world of tea. Like wine, tea has its own prestigious growing regions and plantations where are produced refined, noble, and modern varieties as distinctive as the terroir on which they are grown. This impressive volume follows the trade routes of the familiar yet…

 

 

Tea in the EastTea in the East: Tea Habits Along the Tea Route Carole Manchester

There is no more refined ritual than that of tea drinking in Asia. In “Tea in the East,” Carole Manchester, author of “French Tea,” invites you on a journey to the earliest tea-producing countries — China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka — to savor the pleasures of the ancient brew.Lavishly illustrated with beautiful full-color photographs of tea ceremonies.

 

 

The book of TeaThe Book of Tea By Kakuzo Okakura

In 1906 in turn-of-the century Boston, a small, esoteric book about tea was written with the intention of being read aloud in the famous salon of Isabella Gardner. It was authored by Okakura Kakuzo, a Japanese philosopher, art expert, and curator. Little known at the time, Kakuzo would emerge as one of the great thinkers of the early 20th century.

 

 

The Chinese Art of TeaThe Chinese Art of TeaJohn Blofeld

this book gives a window into pre-WWII China and the tea culture that thrived there. There is very good information about various varieties of orthodox tea that still holds true and makes it a useful reference.

 

 

 

The little black book of teaThe Little Black Book of Tea: The Essential Guide to All Things TeaMike Heneberry, Kerren Barbas

What’s hot? It’s tea, in all its delicious and dizzying varieties! “”The Essential Guide to All Things Tea”” offers a brisk and full-bodied look at tea varieties and grades, teas of the world, and brewing basics, with recipes for tea drinks and accompaniments…

 

 

 

The New Tea CompanionThe New Tea Companion:

A Guide to Teas Throughout the WorldJane Pettigrew, Bruce Richardson

The New Tea Companion is an essential guide to all the major tea-producing countries in the world. It contains the latest information on tea history, countries of origin, production methods, grading, tasting notes and more. This is the definitive reference book on tea.

 

 

 

The Story of TeaThe Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide

Mary Lou Heiss

 

 

 

 

The Tea CeremonyThe Tea Ceremony: Seno Tanaka, Sendo Tanaka

In Japan, serving tea is an art and a spiritual discipline. As an art, the tea ceremony is an occasion to appreciate the clean lines of the tea room’s design, the feel of the bowl in the hand, the company of friends, and a simple moment of purity. As a discipline, it has roots in the twelfth century and intimate connections to architecture, landscape gardening…

 

 

The Tea CompanionThe Tea Companion: Jane Pettigrew

More and more people are turning to tea as their primary hot beverage, and connoisseurs are discovering the wondrous range of flavors to be found in different varieties from around the globe—some of which command fantastic prices and are in great demand. This comprehensive, authoritative guide to understanding, purchasing, and serving the world’s finest teas is…

 

 

The Tea Enthusiasts Hand BookThe Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook: A Guide to the World’s Best Teas

Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss

 

 

 

 

The True History of TeaThe True History of Tea

Victor H Mair, Erling Hoh
World-renowned sinologist Victor H. Mair teams up with journalist Erling Hoh to tell the story of this remarkable beverage and its uses, from ancient times to the present, from East to West. For the first time in a popular history of tea, the Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, and Mongolian annals have been thoroughly consulted and carefully sifted.