Favourite Tea Wisdom

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The Book of Tea by Japanese scholar Kakuzo Okakura is very quotable and has some truly poetic descriptions. For example: “In the liquid amber within the ivory porcelain, the initiated may touch the sweet reticence of Confucius, the piquancy of Laotse, and the ethereal aroma of Sakyamuni himself.”

http://www.librarything.com/work/27632

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On the simplicity of tea drinking and Cha Dao:

Divinity is a smile or a tear drop; or yes, even a cup of fresh green tea.

-Chinese Author unknown

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Janefan said

Here’s a beautiful (modern) meditation on tea:
http://mnmlist.com/tea/

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“You can’t spell addiction without ’t’ea” – me.

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seule771 said

Tea to some is: Happiness, comfort, leisure; and a tea-house is a peaceful place to take tea.

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