Book of Tea

  In my young days I praised the master whose pictures I liked, but as my judgment matured I praised myself for liking what the masters had chosen to have me like.  – The Book of Tea   It has been over 100 years since The Book of Tea was published. So much has changed […]


Book Review: The Book of Tea

by Jason on March 21, 2013

in Japanese, review, Voices of Tea

Okakuro Kakuzo’s The Book of Tea was first published over 100 years ago, and is considered one of the classics of tea. Given its age and weight within the tea world, it may be more value to explore the impact of The Book of Tea rather than review it. Kakuzo begins his work by defining […]


World Tea Expo 2011: Bruce Richardson

by Jason on December 7, 2011

in Voices of Tea

. Comment: Excerpt of conversation with Bruce Richardson who presents his 2011 edition of The Book of Tea. This is not a book about Japanese teas and Japanese tea ceremony. It is about the Philosophy of Tea, which is about: “hygene, for it enforces cleanliness; it is economics for it shows comfort in simplicity rather than […]