Thursday TeaDay 4/10/08 TeaBooked?


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I wondered how many tea related books do you own?

None
16
25%
Less than 5
34
53%
Less than 10
10
16%
Less than 15
2
3%
Less than 20
0
No votes
20 or more
2
3%
 
Total votes : 64

Postby Chip » Apr 10th, '08, 16:42

4:30 and my first TeaDay post...I have been distracted today by things...

I have maybe 5-7 tea books. I have not ben actively looking or buying tea books in the last few years, but some that I have are quite nice.

Whenever I read a book/novel and tea is mentioned, I get a heightened sense of awareness. My fav book of all time which I read a long time ago is Lord of the Rings. Tea is mentioned often.

So far, the last session of Fukamushi Superior is in my cup, the rare headache I had earlier is fading...life is better again.
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Postby Salsero » Apr 10th, '08, 16:50

olivierco wrote:They sell all kind of teas ...I am waiting for Adagio to open a tea store in Europe ...
Thanks for the thoughtful brief overview. Just the sort of stuff I was wondering about.
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Postby greenisgood » Apr 10th, '08, 16:54

I only have The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo, a much beloved classic even for someone like myself who doesn't drink matcha. It has a lot of insights about Japanese tea culture, art, and life in general.

Darjeeling 2nd Flush and now I'm gonna have some Tamaryokucha.
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Postby CynTEAa » Apr 10th, '08, 17:53

It's a late first post of the day for me as well. Had my usual start with Yunnan Gold, two infusions, one of which went cold as I left it too long. But it was still really good. Then there were a few blending experiments. :)

As for books, I have a few around here but can only think of The Tea Lover's Companion.

Has anyone heard of a two volume tea encyclopedia kind of thing? I cannot remember the name of it but it was an big older set that had recently been republished.... :?:
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Postby witches brew » Apr 10th, '08, 19:30

Home at last, and here are my non-fiction tea books:

The Afternoon Tea Book by Michael Smith. This book has good recipes for scones and tea sandwiches.

Taking Tea by Catherine Calvert. Mostly pictures and menus.



The Tea Ceremony by Sen'ō Tanaka and Sendō Tanaka

DVDではじめる茶道入門 ISBN 978-4-8163-4425-1. Introductory Tea Ceremony book and DVD. It's completely in Japanese, but the DVD shows the roles of guest and host through several forms (temae) of tea ceremony. The book is selected frames from the DVD, so that you can study the significant points of what was shown in motion. Even without understanding 99% of what is said, the DVD is interesting to watch.



A Wiccan Formulary and Herbal by A.J. Drew

A Compendium of Herbal Magick by Paul Beyerl
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Postby augie » Apr 10th, '08, 19:31

If the adagio book and "tea propaganda" that comes with the orders count I have 3 -- otherwise none.

Right now I am reading Carl Sandburg!
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Postby henley » Apr 10th, '08, 20:12

This must be the day for late posts. Was gone on a fieldtrip w/daughter's preschool. Did manage to get in a cup of mint chocolate this morning w/bfast. I increased the leaf amount by 1/2 tsp (2 tsp for 10 oz water) & it made a huge difference. Got a much richer flavor today as opposed to yesterday's being watery.

I only have a couple of tea books but they mainly have recipes & entertaining ideas. I'm planning on searching out Laura Childs' mystery books that are set in a tea shop. Someone mentioned them on another chat site I visit. I think the first title she wrote w/this theme is Death by Darjeeling. Anybody familiar w/these books or author? Are they worth reading?

This will be my last post for a few days. Hubby & I are going out of town for our 10th wedding anniversary & we leave in the morning. Everyone have a great weekend!
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Postby tenuki » Apr 10th, '08, 20:12

Teahome Ali Shan - this is another tea that had gone stale and has been resurrected by my trusty zoji digital fuzzy rice cooker!! It's got that magic again!!

I'm gonna try putting my 10 year marriage in the Zoji next and see what happens!! ;D
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Postby augie » Apr 10th, '08, 20:30

tenuki wrote:T
I'm gonna try putting my 10 year marriage in the Zoji next and see what happens!! ;D


Nuki: Start some boiling water, set up your laptop in the bedroom, put on some Barry White, and show Mrs Tenuki Wesli's smokin' hot pumpkin orange shag carpet & Pu Stash!
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Postby Katrina » Apr 10th, '08, 20:41

All right - Here's some of the tea book rundown in my library. (I've amassed quite a few doing research and some recent book reviews):
Tea: Addiction, Exploration and Empire (Moxham)
Tea: The Drink that Changed the World (Martin - EXCELLENT!)
500 Teapots (Lark Ceramics)
All the Tea in China (Chow & Kramer)
The Book of Tea (Okakura Kazuko)
Liquid Jade (Hohenegger)
The Tea Companion and The New Tea Companion (Pettigrew - Must haves, I think.)
A Social History of Tea (Pettigrew)
Tea: Aromas and Flavors Around the World (Gautier)
The Book of Tea (Stella et al. - Soon to be reissued.)
Tea at the Blue Lantern Inn (Whitaker)
From Coffee to Tea Cultivation in Ceylon, 1880 - 1900 (Wenzlhuemer)
The Tea Lover's Treasury (Pratt)
The Story of Tea (Heiss)
and a few others like Adagio's and Serendipitea's and some tea cookbooks, etc.

(Yes, I do read things other than tea books!)

Has anyone read any of the Laura Childs books - Tea house mysteries?

Today's tea for me is Empress of China from Teavana...I feel like I just ate a garden full of marigolds.
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Postby Salsero » Apr 10th, '08, 20:41

augie wrote: show Mrs Tenuki Wesli's smokin' hot pumpkin orange shag carpet & Pu Stash!
Well, I think we have identified the source of the recent porn spam invasion. :wink:
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Postby Daughteroftheki... » Apr 10th, '08, 21:57

Dan Cong Classic (teaspring) was in my cup 1st thing this morning and I've resteeped a few times after getting home from work.
The weekly T@3 ladies rather enjoyed White Pear (adagio) this afternoon. Just a tiny bit of sweetner really brought out the pear taste.
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Postby Victoria » Apr 10th, '08, 22:14

Thanks for updating us dotK!! We love hearing about your Tea @3 work party.

For me I had three very nice steeps of xiang hua TGY, but unfortunately I'm still at work!! Just taking a tea break!
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Postby Chip » Apr 10th, '08, 22:18

Just too many distractions today...in desperation for a second tea, I whipped out my 3 year old Houjicha...remarkably good and I sooooo much appreciate this second session of tea...just a really stressful day. I thought I was out of this and in cleaning my tea cupboard, I found at least 50 grams still well preserved in its original foil zip bag...these bags work.

Tea is good.
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Postby Space Samurai » Apr 10th, '08, 22:36

I woke up hung over and with a tree in my back yard.

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So I dusted off the dian hong and drank multiple cups.

Now I'm having some sencha, and I am eyeballing some dan cong for later.
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