The book of tea

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The book of tea (1980, C.E. Tuttle Co.)

133 pages

English language

Published Sept. 10, 1980 by C.E. Tuttle Co..

ISBN:
9780804800693
OCLC Number:
8074030

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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. 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.

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Subjects

  • Tea
  • Japan -- Social life and customs