The Book Of Tea

Author: Kakuzo Okakura
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486200701
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Kakuzo Okakura, who was known in America as a scholar, art critic, and Curator of Chinese and Japanese Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, directed almost his entire adult life toward the preservation and reawakening of the Japanese national heritage — in art, ethics, social customs, and other areas of life — in the face of the Westernizing influences that were revolutionizing Japan around the turn of the century.
This modern classic is essentially an apology for Eastern traditions and feelings to the Western world — not in passionate, oversentimental terms, but with a charm and underlying toughness which clearly indicate some of the enduring differences between the Eastern and Western mind. Okakura exhibits the distinctive "personality" of the East through the philosophy of Teaism and the ancient Japanese tea ceremony. This ceremony is particularly revelatory of a conservative strain in Japanese culture; its ideals of aesthetic tranquility and submission to the ways of the past find no parallel in the major cultural motifs of the West.
Not only does he discuss the tea ceremony and its rigid formalities, and the cult and patterns of belief surrounding tea and tea-drinking, but Okakura also considers religious influences, origins, and history, and goes into the importance of flowers and floral arrangements in Japanese life — their proper appreciation and cultivation, great tea-masters of the past, the tea-room with its air of serenity and purity, and the aesthetic and quasi-religious values pervading all these activities and attitudes.
Okakura's English style was graceful, yet exceptionally clear and precise, and this book is one of the most delightful essay-volumes to the English language. It has introduced hundreds of thousands of American readers to Japanese thinking and traditions. This new, corrected edition, complete with an illuminating preliminary essay on Okakura's life and work, will provide an engrossing account for anyone interested in the current and central themes of Oriental life.

The Book Of Tea

Author: Okakura Kakuzo
Publisher: Benjamin Press
ISBN: 0983610606
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The original 1906 edition of The Book of Tea is one of the classic texts found on the desks of artists, poets, teaists and Zen Buddhists around the world.  The book has been re-designed and expanded for a contemporary audience.

You will discover the fascinating character of Okakura Kakuzo and the story of how he came to write one of the twentieth century’s most influential books on art, beauty, and simplicity―all steeped in the world’s communal cup of tea. His incredible journey took him from Yokohama to New York, Paris, Bombay, and Boston, where his life intertwined with such luminaries as Rabindranath Tagore, John Singer Sargent, Henry James, John La Farge, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Ezra Pound, and Henri Matisse. His writings influenced the work of such notable artists as Frank Lloyd Wright and Georgia O'Keeffe.

American tea writer Bruce Richardson includes many historical photographs and illustrations in this updated edition of Okakura’s classic text, along with unique insight into how Okakura's philosophy continues to inspire today’s tea culture. Plus, Richardson includes an all-new chapter on America's thirst for Japanese tea during the late 1800s, illustrated with archival photographs.

A beautiful work of art in tribute to a beautiful work of art. - Norwood Pratt, San Francisco

For those of us who, for years, have loved and been influenced by Okakura's prose and philosophy, this new edition brings fresh insight and clarity to the work. With sensitivity, admiration and profound appreciation for Okakura, Bruce Richardson unravels the complex and intriguing story that lies behind the original Book of Tea. All tea lovers will treasure this beautiful and valuable work. -Jane Pettigrew, London

I had read about Okakura and visited the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, but never realized the importance of the relationship between the two and how they embodied the bridge between East and West. Nor, until now, had I taken the time to read the entire book. How I wish that I had read it before I visited Japan where I learned that “Zen is another word for tea.” The chapter titled The Cup of Humanity contains a sentence that seems ripped from today’s headlines, “The heaven of modern humanity is indeed shattered in the Cyclopean struggle for wealth and power… Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea." I’m resisting the urge to swallow this book whole, and forcing myself to savor it one cup of tea at a time. -Elizabeth Knight, author of "Tea with Friends"

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The Book Of Tea

Author: Kakuzo Okakura
Publisher: Okakura Press
ISBN: 1619491907
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Teaism has shaped all aspects of Japanese life. The simplicity of tea infuses Japanese architecture and art, as well as its spiritual institutions. Okakura Kakuzo’s book-length essay about tea and its role in Japanese culture was written in English and intended for the Western reader.

The Book Of Tea

Author: Kakuzo Okakura
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1535351438
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The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura - Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. In China, in the eighth century, it entered the realm of poetry as one of the polite amusements. The fifteenth century saw Japan ennoble it into a religion of aestheticism—Teaism. Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life. The Philosophy of Tea is not mere aestheticism in the ordinary acceptance of the term, for it expresses conjointly with ethics and religion our whole point of view about man and nature. It is hygiene, for it enforces cleanliness; it is economics, for it shows comfort in simplicity rather than in the complex and costly; it is moral geometry, inasmuch as it defines our sense of proportion to the universe. It represents the true spirit of Eastern democracy by making all its votaries aristocrats in taste.

The Tea Girl Of Hummingbird Lane

Author: Lisa See
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 1501154826
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A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple.

Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate—the first automobile any of them have seen—and a stranger arrives.

In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. In her biggest seller, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, See introduced the Yao people to her readers. Here she shares the customs of another Chinese ethnic minority, the Akha, whose world will soon change. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city.

After mother and daughter have gone their separate ways, Li-yan slowly emerges from the security and insularity of her village to encounter modern life while Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved California girl. Despite Haley’s happy home life, she wonders about her origins; and Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. They both search for and find answers in the tea that has shaped their family’s destiny for generations.

A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters.

Ati Teas Secrets Study Guide Teas 6 Complete Study Manual Full Length Practice Tests Review Video Tutorials For The Test Of Essential Academic Skills Sixth Edition

Author: TEAS Exam Secrets Test Prep Team
Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC
ISBN: 1516703839
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***The Only Guide with 3 Complete Practice Tests and 74 Step-By-Step Tutorial Videos***

The ATI TEAS is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants ace the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Sixth Edition.

Not only does it provide a comprehensive study manual for the TEAS 6 as a whole, it is the only guide that provides three full-length practice tests with detailed explanations of each answer and 74 video tutorials to help you review.

ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide includes:

  • A thorough and detailed review of all ATI TEAS test sections
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It is filled with the critical information you will need in order to do well on the test: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that your nursing school expects you to have mastered before sitting for the exam.

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  • Numbers and Operations
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  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
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  • Conventions of Standard English
  • Punctuation
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These sections are full of specific and detailed information that will be key to succeeding on the ATI TEAS. Concepts and principles are not simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it is written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language.

Many concepts include links to online videos where you can watch our instructors break down the topics so the material can be quickly grasped. Examples are worked step-by-step so you see exactly what to do.

Any test prep guide is only as good as its practice questions and answers, and that is another area where our guide stands out. Our test designers have provided hundreds of test questions that will prepare you for what to expect on the actual ATI TEAS. Each answer is explained in depth, in order to make the principles and reasoning behind it crystal clear.

We have helped thousands of people pass standardized tests and achieve their education and career goals. We have done this by setting high standards for our test preparation guides, and our ATI TEAS Secrets Study Guide is no exception. It is an excellent investment in your future.

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The Tea Book All Things Tea

Author: Nick Kilby
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 1454917180
Size: 37.97 MB
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This is your guide to all things tea! From the estates where tea grows to tips for tasting like a pro; from unbreakable rules for brewing the perfect cup to delicious recipes to accompany your cup, this appealing volume is packed with illustrations and fun infographics. Created by the cocreators of the teapigs brand, it celebrates tea culture and customs around the world.

Ati Teas Review Manual Sixth Edition Revised

Author: ATI
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1565335759
Size: 25.57 MB
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ATI TEAS Study Manual, Sixth Edition Revised is the official TEAS preparation guide to prepare you for health care education success. The ATI TEAS Study Manual, Sixth Edition features: - Instructional material for each of the four content areas: Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English and Language Usage - Practice problems and examples with explanatory answer key - Key terms defined throughout the guide - Preparation strategies to pass the TEAS

The Book Of Tea The Illustrated Classic Edition

Author: Kakuzo Okakura
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 0804832196
Size: 45.20 MB
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Written in 1906 by a future philosopher, curator and Zen teacher, this book, which was intended to be read aloud in a famous salon, interweaves the history of tea with Japanese society. It also contains essays on spirituality, poetry and art.

Tea History Terroirs Varieties

Author: Kevin Gascoyne
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 1770853197
Size: 58.20 MB
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Beautifully illustrated... this definitive guide will appeal to die-hard tea enthusiasts.
-- Library Journal

The reference work we've been waiting for has arrived: a comprehensive but not-too-weighty, one-volume coverage of the world's teas, abundantly and beautifully illustrated with photos of exceptional quality.
-- TeaTime

2014 World Tea Awards - Winner - Best Tea Book

This second edition has improved and refined tasting notes with updated content about non-herbal tea, the plant Camellia sinensis. The book's elegant design is a complete guide to the world's second most popular beverage -- only water exceeds tea consumption.

This book is now clearly the best book on this topic, concise and authoritative with dozens of photographs and images of the teas themselves, revealing the surprising variety of color and opacity of each variety.

The book is an escorted tour of the world's tea-growing countries -- China, Japan, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam and East Africa. Readers discover how like a fine wine, it is "terroir", e.g., soil and climate, that gives a tea its unique characteristics.

The book includes varieties of black, green, white, yellow, oolong, pu'er, perfumed, aromatic and smoked teas. Other topics include:

  • An overview of the history of tea
  • Tea families, varieties, cultivars and grades
  • How tea is grown, harvested and processed
  • The tea trade worldwide
  • Timeline of the world history of tea cultivation
  • Profile interviews with tea industry personalities.

The special features legions of tea drinkers will especially enjoy are:

  • Local tastes and methods of preparing tea (e.g. macha)
  • Tea ceremonies
  • Tasting notes and infusion accessories
  • Teapot recommendations
  • Caffeine, antioxidant and biochemical properties of 35 teas
  • 15 gourmet recipes using teas
  • A directory of 42 select teas.


The Book Of Tea

Author: Kakuzō Okakura
Publisher: Tuttle Pub
ISBN:
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In this edition, readers are treated to Kakuzo's wisdom along with photos in a new package which weaves a commentary on the rich history of tea and its place in Japanese society.

The Book Of Tea Annotated Edition

Author: Kakuzo Okakura
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849621952
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Book. of. Tea. I. The Cup of Humanity Tea began as a medicine and grew into a
beverage. In China, in the eighth century, it entered the realm of poetry as one of
the polite amusements. The fifteenth century saw Japan ennoble it into a religion
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The Book Of Tea

Author: Kakuzo Okakura
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 142901279X
Size: 70.16 MB
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Written in English by a Japanese scholar in 1906, ""The Book of Tea"" is an elegant attempt to explain the philosophy of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, with its Taoist and Zen Buddhist roots, to a Western audience in clear and simple terms.

The Book Of Tea

Author: Kakuzo
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1425012299
Size: 12.73 MB
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A beautiful narration on how tea became much more than just a casual beverage in Japanese culture.

The Tea Book

Author: Linda Gaylard
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241240077
Size: 47.72 MB
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The essential companion for all tea aficionados, this detailed tea book features over one hundred international tea recipes, including chai tea, matcha, the increasingly popular bubble tea, and herbal tisanes such as Yerba Mate.

The Book Of Tea

Author: Kakuzo Okakura
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9781419154614
Size: 53.82 MB
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Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. In China, in the eighth century, it entered the realm of poetry as one of the polite amusements. The fifteenth century saw Japan ennoble it into a religion of aestheticism --Teaism.

The Book Of Tea

Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
ISBN:
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The most complete guide to the history and pleasures of one of the world's most popular beverages.