Kakuzo Okakuras 'Buch vom Tee', 1906 erstmals erschienen, ist nicht nur eine zarte poetische Hinführung zum Zeremoniell des Teegenusses, sondern gewährt erhellende Einblicke in die Geheimnisse japanischer Kultur. In sieben Kapiteln erzählt es von der engen Verbundenheit des Teekultes mit Taoismus und Zen-Lehre, schildert seinen Einfluss auf Architektur und Kunst, besonders auf die Blumensteckkunst Ikebana, und verdeutlicht, wie tief die rituelle Teebereitung im japanischen Lebensgefühl verwurzelt ist.
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. One of the most widely-read English works about Japan, it had a profound influence on western undertsanding of East Asian tradition.
This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo (1906), is a long essay linking the role of tea (Teaism) to the aesthetic and cultural aspects of Japanese life. Addressed to a western audience, it was originally written in English and is one of the great English Tea classics. Okakura had been taught at a young age to speak English and was proficient at communicating his thoughts to the Western mind. In his book, he discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of tea and Japanese life. The book emphasizes how Teaism taught the Japanese many things; most importantly, simplicity. Kakuzō argues that this tea-induced simplicity affected art and architecture, and he was a long-time student of the visual arts. He ends the book with a chapter on Tea Masters, and spends some time talking about Sen no Rikyū and his contribution to the Japanese Tea Ceremony. (from wikipedia.com)
Now available in a gorgeous hardcover slipcase edition, this "object d'art" will be sure to add grace and elegance to tea shelves, coffee tables and bookshelves. A keepsake enjoyed by tea lovers for over a hundred years, The Book of Tea Classic Edition will enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the seemingly simple act of making and drinking tea. 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, Boston's most famous socialite. 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, a genius who was insightful, witty-and greatly responsible for bridging Western and Eastern cultures. Okakura had been taught at a young age to speak English and was more than capable of expressing to Westerners the nuances of tea and the Japanese Tea Ceremony. In The Book of Tea Classic Edition he discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of tea and Japanese life. The book emphasizes how Teaism taught the Japanese many things; most importantly, simplicity. Kakuzo argues that tea-induced simplicity affected the culture, art and architecture of Japan. Nearly a century later, Kakuzo's The Book of Tea Classic Edition is still beloved the world over, making it an essential part of any tea enthusiast's collection. Interwoven with a rich history of Japanese tea and its place in Japanese society is poignant commentary on Asian culture and our ongoing fascination with it, as well as illuminating essays on art, spirituality, poetry, and more. The Book of Tea Classic Edition is a delightful cup of enlightenment from a man far ahead of his time
Author: Mike Heneberry
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
What's hot? It's tea, in all its delicious and dizzying varieties! Steep yourself in this Little Black Book of Tea: The Essential Guide to All Things Tea, offering a brisk, full-bodied look at tea varieties and grades, teas of the world, and brewing basics, with recipes for tea drinks and accompaniments. A book for any tea aficionado!
This intriguing and enlightening volume discusses the history and meaning of the tea ceremony. A must-read for anyone who is interested in Japanese culture. Newly designed and typeset in a modern 5.5-by-8.5-inch format by Waking Lion Press.
Author: Sarah Jane Evans
Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
Release Date: 1998
Enlivened with quotations from some of our b est-known poets and writers, The Book of Tea and Coffee reco unts the history of the two beverages, and offers advice on appreciating the different blends on offer. '
Author: Republic of Tea (Firm)
Publisher: Cole Pub Co
Release Date: 1993-10
A practical and entertaining guide to tea and herbs, filled with fascinating facts and lore on the history of tea, the culture surrounding it, and the many ways the leaf can be enjoyed. Cleverly packaged as a reprint of a long-lost early document written by the Republic's Minister of Leaves. 60 line drawings.
Author: Joel Schapira
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2016-03-01
The Book of Coffee and Tea is a passionate guide to selecting, tasting, preparing, and serving the beverages caffeine connoisseurs can't live without. Written by acknowledged experts in the coffee-roasting and tea-importing business, this book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about that beloved cup of joe (or orange pekoe), including how to: distinguish between Kona, Jamaican, Mocha, Java, and the other varieties of coffee; choose the method of brewing that's best for you; make the perfect cup of coffee at the ideal temperature, no mater which method you choose; recognize ginseng, oolong, Earl Grey Ceylon, and the myriad other types of tea; blend and prepare your own herbal teas at home; recognize quality and freshness; find the best coffee, tea, equipment, and accessories, using the completely updated mail order section. Rich with the lore, steeped in tradition, and brimming with expert information, this is the only book coffee and tea lovers will ever need.
An investigation into the many facets of one of the world's favorite beverages examines the cultural and historical significance of tea and the ceremonies and traditions that accompany it throughout the world, and includes more than two hundred color illustrations.
Annotated edition of "The Book of Tea", by Okakura Kakuzō.Okakura Kakuzō's biography, biographical references of the historical characters in the book, chronology of Chinese dynasties, glossary and notes by Natalio Cardoso.----------------------------------------------Master work about Japanese aesthetics----------------------------------------------On occasion, Okakura's The Book of Tea has been given the subtitle "The Japanese Tea Ceremony". Actually, The Book of Tea is not a treatise about the tea ceremony, as such a subtitle would denote, but an attempt to transmit to the Western reader the way in which the Japanese aesthetic sense works, which is, in their culture, closely linked to the soul of a whole civilisation. It is the Japanese soul that we want to comprehend when we approach any work by Okakura, with the tea ceremony simply acting as a vehicle to take us there, and indeed, a very well chosen vehicle, since the tea ceremony, particularly the Japanese one, is a combination of aesthetics, spirituality and communion. The cha-do ("the way of tea") is what Okakura wants to make us understand with his word teaism. This art, or way of tea, finds its cultural expression in the tea ceremony or cha-no-yu ("hot water for the tea").In Japan, art or aesthetics and philosophy are joined inseparably, in a way difficult to understand for a Westerner. We expect the reading of The Book of Tea to ease this task, since nobody is better than master Okakura, knowledgeable in both Eastern and Western views, in transmitting an idea as removed as this one from our European pragmatism.This annotated edition is an attempt to ease the reading of this classic, providing references that may be easily lost to the Western reader, due to lack of awareness of such a rich and profound culture as that of the East.Contents----------------------------------------------Prologue to this editionBrief introduction to The Book of TeaOkakura Kakuzō: A Sage Between Two WorldsThe Book of TeaI. The Cup of HumanityII. The Schools of TeaIII. Taoism and Zennism IV. The Tea-RoomV. Art AppreciationVI. FlowersVII. Tea-MastersChronology of Chinese DynastiesAbout the Author