Tea Books and Reading Materials

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No matter if you are starting on your tea journey or well on your way, the following are a collection of history, ethnography, culture, business, and esoteric books relating to tea that I have read and personally reviewed. In each review, I recommend what the book is "best" at and where it might fit in to your tea reading.

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Pamela's bookshelf: tea

The Way of Tea: Reflections on a Life with Tea
really liked it
While this book includes a small portion on tea factoids and history, the real focus of this book is introducing the reader to tea as a mindfulness practice and tea's role in traditional mindfulness and spiritual practices of China and J...
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The Wild Truth of Tea
liked it
This is a personal tell-all about the Chinese tea trade as revealed by a native Chinese woman working in the industry. This may be one of the few English language texts that delves in to great detail about the relationship between Daoism...
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Wild Tea Hunter
liked it
This first-hand account of a westerner getting in to the tea trade is fascinating. JT has clearly spent a lot of time learning, practicing, and understanding the cultural context and culture of doing business in China. This book is writt...
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The True History of Tea
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The Great Teas of China
really liked it
This is one of the few English language resources I've found that covers the specific production methods used to make a number of the more well-known artisan teas of China. It's a very personal book and Roy's own stories that pepper the ...
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The Beauty of Chinese Yixing Teapots & the Finer Arts of Tea Drinking
it was ok
I would classify this as a coffee table type book. The introduction section of the book provided context for tea pottery in the overall scope of lineages of different artisans. This middle section of this book includes dozens of beautifu...
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