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By Solala Towler

In China, the paintings and perform of ingesting tea is ready even more than in basic terms soaking leaves in a cup of sizzling 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 pleasure - what the traditional chinese language known as Cha Dao, or the way in which of Tea.

Cha Dao takes us on a desirable trip throughout the approach of Tea, from its origins within the sacred mountains and temples of historic China, via its hyperlinks to Daoist recommendations corresponding to Wu Wei or non-striving and the price of Worthlessness, to the affinity among Tea brain and the japanese spirit of Zen. Interspersed are a liberal aiding of fees from the good tea masters of the previous, anecdotes from the author's personal journeys to China, and standard tea tales from China and Japan. the original future health merits of tea also are explored, and a bankruptcy is dedicated to describing the background, features and houses of 25 diversified tea forms.

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

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