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Author Towler, Solala.

Title Cha dao : the way of tea, tea as a way of life / by Solala Towler
Published London ; Philadephia : Singing Dragon, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (172 pages) : illustrations
Contents FRONT COVER; Cha Dao: The Way of Tea, Tea as a Way of Life; Contents; Introduction; 1 Cha Dao; 2 A Brief History of Tea in Ch; 3 Lu Meets a True Tea Master; 4 Tea Mind, Zen Mind; 5 Just One Flower; 6 The Slippery Art of Wu Wei: Or, the Art of Doing Nothing; 7 One Last Cup; 8 The Uncarved Block; 9 The Man Who Knew Too Much: A Tale of Tea and Enlightenment; 10 The Value of Worthlessness; 11 A Daoist Tea Ceremony; 12 Making a Cup of Tea; 13 A Gong Fu Tea Ceremony; 14 The Health Benefits of Tea; 15 Types of Tea; 16 Tea Time; 17 A Few Last Words; Sources for Tea; Bibliography; About the Author
Summary In China, the art and practice of drinking tea is about much more than merely soaking leaves in a cup of hot water. The tradition is rooted in Daoism, and emerged from a philosophy that honoured living a life of grace and gratitude, balance and harmony, and fulfilment and enjoyment - what the ancient Chinese called Cha Dao, or the Way of Tea. Cha Dao takes us on a fascinating journey through the Way of Tea, from its origins in the sacred mountains and temples of ancient China, through its links to Daoist concepts such as Wu Wei or non-striving and the Value of Worthlessness, to the affinity be
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Subject Chinese tea ceremony -- Religious aspects -- Taoism
Chinese tea ceremony -- Religious aspects -- Zen Buddhism
Tea -- China -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 085701014X (electronic bk.)
9780857010148 (electronic bk.)