Download e-book for iPad: Cha Dao: The Way of Tea, Tea as a Way of Life by Solala Towler

By Solala Towler

In China, the paintings and perform of consuming tea is set even more than basically soaking leaves in a cup of scorching water. The culture is rooted in Daoism, and emerged from a philosophy that honoured residing a lifetime of grace and gratitude, stability and concord, and fulfilment and delight - what the traditional chinese language known as Cha Dao, or the way in which of Tea.

Cha Dao takes us on a desirable trip during the manner of Tea, from its origins within the sacred mountains and temples of old China, via its hyperlinks to Daoist suggestions similar to Wu Wei or non-striving and the worth of Worthlessness, to the affinity among Tea brain and the japanese spirit of Zen. Interspersed are a liberal aiding of rates from the nice tea masters of the earlier, anecdotes from the author's personal journeys to China, and conventional tea tales from China and Japan. the original well-being merits of tea also are explored, and a bankruptcy is dedicated to describing the heritage, features and homes of 25 diversified tea kinds.

This publication will curiosity tea fans, in addition to those that are looking to study extra approximately tea tradition, Daoist and Zen proposal and perform, and Asian heritage and culture.

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