The Spirit of Tea by Frank Hadley Murphy
“Tea is quiet and makes a quietness inside as we savor it. I know no one who enters that quietness and appreciates tea more deeply than Frank Murphy.”
Tea Here Now by Donna Fellman & Lhasha Tizer
Ways of infusing mindfulness into tea drinking and daily life, this is a book of “rituals, remedies and meditations” by STI Educator-in-Chief Donna Fellman and meditation instructor Lhasha Tizer.
“As Donna and Lhasha so lovingly show us in this book, there’s no better way to appreciate this material realm in all its fullness than to make tea and take tea and be present “here now” with it and with ourselves and one another.”
Tea & Etiquette by Dorothea Johnson
“If some one as formidable as Lady Bracknell of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest were to invite me to tea, I’d know exactly what to do: Call Dorothea Johnson! Not even the loftiest and most English ceremony of afternoon tea daunts Dorothea….”
The Way to Tea by Jennifer Leigh Sauer
“The English like their Afternoon Tea just so, while the Japanese ceremony offers very different pleasures, and the Chinese—well, you get the idea. Jennifer shows us that all these tea traditions are alive and open to newcomers here by the San Francisco Bay. We are America’s NEW tea lovers, heirs of all the tea traditions of the world.”
The Way To Tea: Your Adventure Guide to San Francisco Tea Culture by Jennifer Leigh Sauer
A beautiful book and your best guide to the bright but quiet, refined yet lively San Francisco tea scene, probably the most diverse and vibrant anywhere in the US.
The Meaning of Tea (film and book) by Scott Chamberlin Hoyt
“Tea tells us, “Lift up your hearts!” You don’t have to be a Christian to reply, as for instance the Anglicans do, “We lift them up unto the Lord!” You could be a Jew and say “L’achaim!” or “To Life!” When you lift up the heart, that is life. That is joy. Scott shows us that is what tea wants you to feel.”
Oolong Tea Lover’s Travel Diary (Phoenix Mt. & Tie Kuan Yin) by Jason Chen
World Famous Chinese Green Teas (Dragonwell, Biluochun, Maofeng and Ping Shui Ri Zhu) by Jason Chen
At least a thousand brilliant photos, each worth a thousand words, depict in detail the birthplaces and manufacture of these classic China teas and enable us to appreciate them as never before. Invaluable works both.
The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo with introduction by Bruce Richardson
Not to be missed, this is the edition to own of the 20th Century’s most influential tea book. Beautifully produced and illustrated with rare photos and plates and-best of all-introduced by Bruce Richardson, the tea maestro of Elmwood Inn and Benjamin Press. Bruce for the first time reveals the amazing story of the charismatic Okakura’s life and enduring influence.
Harney & Sons Guide to Tea by Michael Harney
One of our leading tea professionals shows us what to look for and how to taste 56 teas every connoisseur should know. A meticulous and indispensable compendium. The best comparison is How To Taste Wine by the great Len Evans.
The True History of Tea by Victor H. Mair & Erling Hoh
Victor is Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania and thus is able to read the history of tea in China for himself! Besides Chinese, here also is the story of Japanese, Tibetan, Mongolian, Persian, Arabic and, briefly, even Russian and British Legacy Black Teas around the world. Scholarship at its most enjoyable.
The Art of Tea magazine
Yoon Hee Kim
Halssen & Lyon