The Ancient Art of Tea: Wisdom From the Ancient Chinese Tea Masters

December 19, 2013 - Comment

Fine tea leaves and resplendent utensils are only two elements of what is a dynamic process to fully enjoy tea. However, without skill in steeping tea, without a suitable environment to drink tea, without good spring water, without proper fire to boil water, without an understanding of tasting tea, such exquisiteness of tea leaves and

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Fine tea leaves and resplendent utensils are only two elements of what is a dynamic process to fully enjoy tea. However, without skill in steeping tea, without a suitable environment to drink tea, without good spring water, without proper fire to boil water, without an understanding of tasting tea, such exquisiteness of tea leaves and utensils effectively become useless. The Ancient Art of Tea contains vital information to assist tea drinkers in their quest for yet another pot of delicious tea.

This book teaches the two fundamental secrets to tea as practiced in ancient China—technique and taste. These exemplify some of the basic concepts of the philosophy of tea, which greatly enhances tea enjoyment. Not only an exhaustive source of tea knowledge, The Ancient Art of Tea is also a very important volume in the study of Chinese tea and is sure to become a classic in itself.

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Edward Alexander Gerster "miamibooks" says:

A well researched text on Chinese Tea Culture. Drawing heavily on new translations of ancient Chinese texts, the author has created a little gem in this book on Tea. It is clearly organized in a natural progression, taking the reader through a brief history of tea, to the Art of Tea, and on to the components necessary to produce it. These discourses by various scholars and tea masters are followed by chapters on Tasting Tea and Tea Etiquette which truly bring to light the philosophical and social outlook that is unique to China, and in fact…

Søren M. Chr. Bisgaard says:

The one book you have to have on Chinese tea As a tea drinker all my life, and the last 35 years spent in Kyoto, Japan, studying and propagating the Japanese tea ceremony, I have researched all available literary sources on not only Japanese tea and tea culture, but tea in general in all its aspects, and not least tried to find reliable information on Chinese tea in English. I have travelled in China since 1983 and visited many tea producing areas, research institutes etc., and I have participated in tea appreciation and everything else…

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