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The Book of Tea
The Book of Tea | Kakuzo Okakura
The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo shows how Tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. The book is accessible to Western audiences because, though Kakuzo was born and raised Japanese, he was trained from a young age to speak English. In this book he explains tea in the context of Zen and Taoism as well as the secular aspects of Tea and Japanese life. This book emphasizes how Teaism taught the Japanese many things; most importantly, simplicity. Kakuzo argues that this tea-induced simplicity affected Japanese art and architecture. A clear guide to living a simple and fulfilling life. Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.
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Fez223
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I loved it

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Kshakal
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There is nothing better than a hot cup of tea and a good book!!! #bookandabeverage #gratefulreads @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Balibee146 I think I've had this book on my kindle tbr for ages 👍 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Absolutely ☕️📚 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Pretty pic! 3mo
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TheEllieMo
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Is there anything better than being able to #SitDown with a nice cup of tea and a good book?

#RedRoseSeptember @Cinfhen @arlenefinnigan

arlenefinnigan Very civilised! 4mo
JacqMac Nothing better. Enjoy! 4mo
Cinfhen Great photo 😍 4mo
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sojalattens
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Are you a Tea or coffee drinker?

dariazeoli Both! I have a Keurig on my nightstand and a tea caddy at my desk at work 6mo
sojalattens @dariazeoli wow! why haven't I thought about putting a tea caddy on my night stand? I used to drink coffee in the morning and then switch to tea, but for some reason I can't drink coffee anymore 🤷‍♀️ 6mo
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sudi
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Probably the most calming book i've read, almost meditative. The book delves into the different aspects of Japanese culutre starting with The Schools of Tea , explaining the impact of Taoism and Zennism, elaborating on the nuances of a Tearoom and Floriculture. The author also reflects on some of the superficialities people often focus on. A book for all tea lovers everywhere.

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Malisa
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I feel quite calm after reading this ☺️
#thebookoftea #finished #completed

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Smarkies
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A short read which helped illuminate Japanese culture a little bit more for me.
#litsyatoz #lettero

gradcat Nice! 11mo
ephemeralwaltz Lovely! 11mo
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AnneFindsJoy
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completed my read for #nonfiction2019 #anothercountry . This little book (133 pages) was written in 1905 by a Japanese philosopher, exploring the Japanese relationship with tea. There are some wonderful passages to be savored slowly while sipping your tea of course!☕️

Megabooks Awesome! 12mo
mreads Looks really interesting, stacked! It's also free on kindle unlimited right now too. 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job! Looks really interesting! 12mo
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Smarkies
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Jumping on the #nonfiction2019 band wagon.
This book was definitely one that opened my eyes a little bit more to Japanese culture.

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

AnneFindsJoy Sounds fascinating! I see that the audiobook has 2 hours of Japanese flute and ensemble music at the end of the book- drink tea while listening to it LOL 🎶 ☕️ I‘m in!! (edited) 13mo
Smarkies @AnneFindsJoy oh wow! That would be a nice addition to the audio version. 13mo
Samplergal Welcome! 13mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds very interesting! 13mo
Smarkies @Riveted_Reader_Melissa it was. It has some anti- West sentiments but if you take it as a function of time it is an interesting cultural read. 13mo
Smarkies @Samplergal thank you! 😁 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Smarkies Yes, I enjoy history that way, you have to take the good with the bad if you really want to understand that time period at all. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ..or other cultures for that matter. 13mo
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SkeletonKey
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This is not book related but it is TEA related, which is very Book-adjacent.

I‘ve been rationing my Cream Earl Grey for months now because it seems to have disappeared from my local shop and their website!

Can anyone recommend a good Cream Earl Grey, preferably within the USA?

This is my daily tea and I am a creature of deep habit.

#tea #tealovers #autismproblems

mreads Adagio has excellent teas, I'm not an earl grey fan so I can't recommend a specific one but they have 2-3$ samples and you can make your own custom blend . Good luck 13mo
SkeletonKey @mreads - I don‘t see a Cream Earl Grey but I do see several other kinds I‘d like to try. I‘ll keep investigating their site. Thanks! 13mo
SkeletonKey @mreads - Oh wait, it looks they perhaps call it Earl Grey Moonlight instead. Woo! 13mo
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mreads 😁👍 13mo
Bookishthoughts Oh no! Its sad when that happens. I go to this place from time to time and I've had their Cream Earl (I recognized it right away!) and I really liked it.They say that they ship so hopefully you can find a good replacement. Good luck!💜 13mo
SkeletonKey @LazyDays - Oh thank you!! I‘ll have to contact them to see about pricing. 😋 13mo
Bookishthoughts Fingers crossed!🤗 13mo
CouronneDhiver David‘s Tea is excellent 13mo
SkeletonKey @CouronneDhiver - Oooh, it certainly does look good. 13mo
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Smarkies
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Quite happy with the reading that I have done on this trip. This is one of the last books that I packed for it. 😁

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TiredLibrarian
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I've never had any of these, but they sound delightful! I like several of The Republic of Tea's offerings.
@umbrellagirl #harneyteagiveaway

Lauram Welcome back. 😀 13mo
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RedneckRebel154
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Couldn't put it better myself #tea #england #gb #books #reading

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ikuhoyama
Book of Tea | Kakuzo Okakura

“True beauty could be discovered only by one who mentally complete the incomplete.”

niluferplum Ooooh! That‘s nice!!! 1y
ikuhoyama @niluferplum This book incorporates ideas from Zen Buddhism. I‘d like to translate this book too into Latin one day. 🍵 1y
niluferplum What a lovely project!👏🏻🙌🏻 1y
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readtheworld
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My reading spot this morning (and every morning!) I started In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park on audio while making my tea, but now I‘ve switched back to the very apropos The Book of Tea in print.

#24in48 #readingspot #readingchair #booksandtea #readathon #nonfiction

SledgeReader Beautiful reading spot!! 2y
Julsmarshall Great spot! 2y
BarbaraBB 😍 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So beautiful ❤️ 2y
tammysue Love it! 2y
AmyG What a great reading spot! 2y
DrexEdit Beautiful reading spot! I would never leave it. 😍😄 2y
sisilia Such a cozy spot 😍 2y
Shaaaannnn I love it! 😍 2y
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readtheworld
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BarbaraBB Great picture. Looking forward to your review! 2y
readtheworld @BarbaraBB thanks! 🙃 2y
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readtheworld
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Putting together my (hopefully realistic) stack for this weekend‘s #24in48 readathon! I‘m halfway through The Book of Tea, so that will definitely be my first book. I also have two audiobooks lined up: The Nature Fix by Florence Williams and In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park. Who else is readathon-ing this weekend?

#readathon #bookstack #botm #tbr

JazzFeathers I'm always in awe of people taking this challenge. I don't think l'd be up to it. 2y
emilyhaldi Beautiful stack of neutrals 🤗 2y
SledgeReader @readtheworld How do you do with reading this long? No sleep? I don‘t think O could manage. You are a reading warrior 2y
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DimeryRene I love the colors in this stack! 2y
Soubhiville I‘m participating but won‘t be able to put in the full 24 hours this time. Sounds like you‘ve got a great lineup! I‘ll be cheering you on! 2y
mrp27 Great picture, I'll be participating in the readathon! 2y
readtheworld @JazzFeathers You should try it! You can also participate even if you don‘t think you‘ll be able to do a full 24 hours of reading in the course of a weekend. I think for the last 24in48 I totaled about 16 hours at the end. 2y
readtheworld @SledgeReader The great thing about the #24in48 readathon is that you can still get a full night‘s sleep — you try to read 24 hours total over the course of Saturday and Sunday. So you can do 12 hours each day and still be well-rested. I also find that 24in48 weekends are some of the most relaxing ones I have, since I purposefully decline any other plans if I can! 2y
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readtheworld
The Book of Tea | Kakuzo Okakura
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How beautiful is this edition of The Book of Tea?

#weekendread #classic #readdiversebooks

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Tanisha_A
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I was tempted after seeing @ju.ca.no 's post on Penguin Little Black Classics. They are adorable, really! 😀

BiblioLitten The tagged book sounds perfect! 😍 2y
ju.ca.no They are so great! Perfect handbag size as well! 😍 2y
Tanisha_A @BiblioLitten Aha, I hear the tea lover! 😄 2y
Tanisha_A @ju.ca.no Yep, i feel like carrying them around everywhere i go. 😆 2y
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ontheBL
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Love this historical and cultural look into tea!!! So good. It's a short book/long essay. Read my full review at https://bookishliaisons.wixsite.com/bookishliaisons/single-post/2018/05/05/Tea

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MelAnn
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mayusteapot
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There is a subtle charm in the taste of tea which makes it irresistible and capable of idealisation. Western humorists were not slow to mingle the fragrance of their thought with its aroma. It has not the arrogance of wine, the self-consciousness of coffee, nor the simpering innocence of cocoa.

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silentrequiem
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1. Loose!
2. Caffeinated if actual tea. Herbals and rooibos okay though.
3. Anything with almond and/or chocolate. Ooh, and blueberry. Other fruits also okay. For non-flavored tea, oolongs are my favorite. Also lapsang souchong.
4. Ginger. Anise. Blech. Which means no chai. 😝

ETA: Apparently there's a #muglove swap which I completely missed. Shame because I would have loved to join!

annamatopoetry Oooh, I should have made a chai spice mix to add to basic pekoe for you, without ginger. Oh well. Next time. 2y
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Balibee146
The Book of Tea | Kakuzo Okakura
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Discuss.... I'll start in the comments 😋 #teadrinkersofLitsy

Balibee146 4 anything else is yuk yuk yuk! 😘😘 2y
Booksnchill @Balibee146 I am 100% down for a 4 with black or red tea! 2y
batsy Not much of a tea drinker but when I do, yes to 4. What even is 6 2y
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Cathythoughts Don‘t drink much tea but yes to 4 👍👍 2y
Billypar #1 for me. Same answer for coffee ☕🍵🚫🍶 2y
DuckOfDoom 1 or 2 😊 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m a 1....Earl Grey Black! 😉 2y
Tamra #1 - even as I type this! 2y
julesG 3 or 4 if it's regular black. If it's some fancy pants scented black tea then 1. My daughter is a 6, loads of milk, some sugar and only a little tea - she's 7 years, so it's okay. 2y
Simona Black or green (usually black), between 3 and 4. 2y
xicanti 1 if it's black tea to begin with. Most of the teas I drink end up paler than that, though, because they're different blends. Whenever I make tea for my mum, she wants it at 6--super weak, with a good glug of milk. 2y
minkyb For me...I drink only black tea with caffeine. But it must have milk. If it is whole milk 4 or 5 is fine. If I indulge with cream then 6 is my guilty pleasure. No sugar needed. By the way, I love this question since I do not drink coffee. 2y
catsuit_mango 1. I don't put anything in my tea except in case of real distress when I need a nice cup of tea and then it's the English version with milk and sugar. It helps with anything. 2y
Seekingtardis 3 for me. I like ginger teas and light flavors with a small amount of honey. 2y
kathedron Proper tea *has* to look like 4. What in the name of holy kittens is 6? Did a mug of Horlicks get included in the ID parade for some reason? 2y
DGRachel I drink coffee at a 4, maybe 5, but tea? Tea needs to be a 1. I've never put anything other than sugar or honey in tea. 2y
TK-421 Usually 3 or 4 for a black breakfast blend these days (without sugar or honey because I'm trying to control my sugar intake), but really, almost anywhere on this spectrum from 1-5 is OK with me depending on the tea. Some teas would be terrible with milk (I NEVER use milk with white or green teas!), while some black teas just scream for it. I tend to use milk more often as it gets colder outside. I think it's a comfort thing. 2y
Andrew65 I'd be a 4 too. Can drink black tea but only if run out of milk. 2y
TrishB 2 or 3 for me 😀 2y
LeahBergen 1 for me. 😬 I like sugar in a plain black (Assam, Ceylon, Pekoe) tea. For green, oolong, white or fruit teas I like them straight up. 👍🏻 2y
Avanders 4... maybe 3... but for black teas. For herbal, I drink it “Black” (heh), maybe with a little sugar, and for the greens and rooibos and whites, it just depends on the tea. 2y
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wildlilac
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"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends"
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Hi,guys!!I just joined Litsy and I'm so exited to post more pictures and make new friends!??

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P.S. My bookstagram account is _wildlilac_
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#booklover #bookworm #booknerd #bookaholic #flowers #litsy #books4life #litsybooks

inked.delights Welcome to Litsy! 😊 3y
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BookishMe
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Teapot may have made a better prop ;))
Interesting insight into the ancient tradition of tea but I think background knowledge may helped me to better understand the observations in this book.

Poignant reminders about respecting nature (flowers)...

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BookishMe
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Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.

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LeahBergen
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So, I apparently also have to buy books when I'm at a tea shop (see also: "I buy books in drugstores" post from the other day). ( @LauraBeth - I've discovered another way to #UndercoverBookBuy).

LauraBeth Brilliant!! 👏👏👏 3y
rubyslippersreads You are an inspiration to all of us! 😄📚 3y
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings What a cute teapot ❤☕️📚 3y
Donna_sBookMinute I'm loving the teapot too. 3y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads Well, I try. 😉 3y
LeahBergen @BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Donna_sBookMinute Thanks! It's a nice little two-cupper. 👍🏼 3y
Hobbinol 😆So glad I'm not the only one. I must say though that I do have more teas than books about tea; however, I do have more tea books than teapots. 3y
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ju.ca.no
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not book related but I am so happy that I actually found unicorn tea at the shop today that I just had to share it ?? @taza_de_te für den nächsten Schreibmarathon ?

julesG Need to get this. Not necessarily for a writing spree but certainly for my daughter. 3y
ju.ca.no @julesG I am sure she will love it😊 3y
Sarah83 Where did you find it? 3y
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ju.ca.no @Sarah83 at the Sonnentor shop (sonnentor.com shows where they are and has an online shop as well) 😊 3y
Sarah83 Thanks. I will have a look. A friend of mine loves unicorns. 😉 3y
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 hehe well watch out - the shop has a lot of cute stuff which make great presents as well😊 3y
Sarah83 Haven't heard about him before. 🤔 but I will have a look and report afterwards 😉 3y
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 enjoy ;) might be more located in Austria, probably that's why 😊 3y
Sarah83 I had a short view. 😉 That will be an expansive import. 😉 Can you recommend anything else beside the unicorn tea? 3y
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 hmm one thing I really like are the boxes with a lot of different kinds of teas in them :) but I think so far I've enjoyed all of the teas as well as the herbs and actually everything I ever bought ? the cookies tasted very, well "healthy" though. But especially the teas make such nice presents with their cute titles ? 3y
taza_de_te @ju.ca.no Looks so tasty! 😊 I am already looking forward to our next writing session! 😃 3y
ju.ca.no @taza_de_te me too 😊 3y
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings
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8 ounces of amazing tea for $15! Being a member of their subscription gives you huge discounts for their blends and I couldn't resist these, and I am SO glad I got them because they smell amazing and so far I LOVE their blends. Want to try them out? $11 a month including shipping and you get 4-5 teas plus the discount for blends of your choice on their site. #SimpleLooseLeaf #Tea ☕️📚 #BookishMail

https://simplelooseleaf.com/refer/Caled-OYDHSUAI

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BooksTeasAndBookishThings
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I also received my first #SimpleLooseLeaf #Tea box today. They all smell AMAZING! ☕️ This subscription is about $9 plus $2 for shipping. $11 a month is not bad at all AND you get discounts for any tea you want to buy other than the subscription teas.
https://simplelooseleaf.com/refer/Caled-OYDHSUAI

[DELETED] 206653737 Cool, checking it out now! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @bookish22 they are a great company and they employ people with disabilities, which I love! 3y
Cupofjo @BooksTeasAndBookishThings now that's cool!! 3y
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ReadingRover I have that infuser too!!! I love that it has the little dish!!!🍃 3y
[DELETED] 206653737 Even more reason to check them out! Thanks for that info! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @ReadingRover I was pleasantly surprised to see it in there! Free infuser 🙌❤ 3y
Lea Have you tried Plum Deluxe? They have a tea of the month closed $30/3 months. I love it. 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Lea is it just one tea a month? 3y
Lea It is one tea a month and they send a sample of another tea and you get free shipping from their shop. 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Lea okay, thank you! I may try this for a while since it is 4-5 teas and discounts. Then try that one next 😊🙌 3y
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shawnmooney
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Even I, decidedly not a tea drinker, want to get me some of this bookish tea!
http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/drink/noveltea-literary-tea-tins

Simona Now I know ... 😲😉 3y
shawnmooney @Simona Ha ha – don't worry: I don't hate tea, but I always opt for coffee instead. I'm certainly going to try the tea you sent me. Besides, my bookish, tea-only-no-coffee-ever cousin, who regularly visits my place, will be particularly delighted to try some tea from Slovenia the next time she drops by! ❤❤ 3y
LeahBergen I have the Don QuixoTEA tin and love it! 3y
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Simona Hmmm... well, if I'm exact - tea is from Germany, just bought in Slovenian store ... 😚😉 3y
saresmoore Oops, I may have accidentally input my husband's email on the site. 😬 3y
shawnmooney @simona Sweet! @saresmoore Oops! You did it again! 3y
saresmoore @shawnmooney Are you a Britney fan?? 3y
shawnmooney @saresmoore Not particularly - but I once had a fling with one of her back-up dancers! Oops, @LeahBergen and @Hobbinol , I did it again! 😂 3y
LeahBergen OMG!! Another "Shawn Story"! ?? 3y
Hobbinol @shawnmooney Another fling? My-my. You certainly are... well flung. 3y
lynneamch Love these! ❤❤❤Thank you! 3y
saresmoore Ahahaha! The Shawn Stories just get better and better! 3y
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings
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$9 for 4 different loose leaf teas each month. What pairs better with a good book than a comforting cup of tea? 📚☕️ 25% discount with this link:
https://simplelooseleaf.com/refer/Caled-OYDHSUAI

booksandsympathy That's a fantastic price! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @booksandsympathy right? And sometimes instead of 10 grams of 4 teas they will send 8 grams of 5 to showcase a new blend! I couldn't turn it down 😍 (edited) 3y
booksandsympathy I need to go through the teas I have first or my husband will kill me. Lol. 3y
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings @booksandsympathy you could tell him it is just a one time gift to SEE if you will like it 😉 3y
Pinkmeghan Omg love! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings An investment really. If you like, then you won't need to buy tea randomly, it will be sent 😊 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Pinkmeghan the reviews sound amazing! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Using the link gives you a 25% discount, by the way. Just read that 🙌 @Pinkmeghan @booksandsympathy (edited) 3y
CaroPi Sadly as usual is US. But I have a consolation. I am subscribe to #bookandabrew http://www.bookandabrew.com/ excellent tea selection and pretty good books 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @CaroPi That does stink. They work with a company that helps people with disabilities have steady work and I love that! And I am super jealous!!! That is a subscription I have really wanted, but shipping is so expensive to here. But, I am glad you have it there 😊❤ 3y
diovival I am finding out about so many cool subscriptions! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @diovival and this one is SO affordable! ❤ 3y
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earlgreyediting
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Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi and fantasy I've come across and share them with you over tea.

In news, the New York Times have axed some of their bestseller lists. GenreCon have announced their guests of honour. And Locus Online have posted their recommended reading list for 2016.

Post at http://earlgreyediting.com.au/2017/02/10/loose-leaf-links-33/

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earlgreyediting
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Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi and fantasy I've come across and share them with you over tea.

Awards season is getting underway, with nominations open for the Hugos, the World Fantasy Awards and the Vogels. And submissions are now open for Problem Daughters, an SFF anthology on intersectional diversity.

Details at http://earlgreyediting.com.au/2017/01/27/loose-leaf-links-32/

BookishMarginalia Cool idea! 3y
earlgreyediting @BookishMarginalia Thank you! I come across a heap of interesting bits, so it seemed useful to collect it in one place for others. 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Awesome 😊❤☕️📚 3y
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BiblioNyan
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A very interesting book on the history and key fundamentals of the philosophy of Teaism. The author also makes a point of sharing their opinion on the Westerners of history who stole the notion of Teaism, and culturally appropriated it, and how it made the Japanese people who practised these ideologies feel about having their beliefs usurped like that. Probably not good for sensitive readers.
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#Japan #Philosophy #History #Teaism #BookReview

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BooksMcD
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"The first cup moistens my lips and throat, the second cup breaks my loneliness,... The fourth cup raises a slight perspiration, - all the wrong of life passes away through my pores. At the fifth cup I am purified; the sixth cup calls me to the realm of immortals. The seventh cup - ah, but I could take no more! I only feel the breath of cool wind that rises in my sleeves."

DebinHawaii I love your mug! 👍💜 3y
BooksMcD Thank you! I love goofy mugs! 3y
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earlgreyediting
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Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi and fantasy I've come across and share them with you over tea.

In current news, the Book Smugglers announce 4 new novellas, nominations open for the Nebula Awards, and there are a ton of publishing opportunities.

Details at http://earlgreyediting.com.au/2016/12/09/loose-leaf-links-31/

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earlgreyediting
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Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi and fantasy I've come across and share them with you over tea.

In news, winners of the World Fantasy Awards were announced. A ton of great lists for diverse reading were released. And Twisted Moon launched their first issue of speculative poetry.

More at: http://earlgreyediting.com.au/2016/11/11/loose-leaf-links-30/

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Simona
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Tea party in #novemberland The Book of Tea is nonfiction booklet about influence of the tea ceremony in Japanese culture and Green Tea by Sheridan Le Fanu is ghost story.
It's pretty cold here where I'm living so my #MadHaattersteaparty contains Winter Harmony tea (apple, orange, cinnamon and cardamom) and Cinnamon stars (I would like to say - homemade, but they aren't). Tea party to warm me up on cold, foggy day.

Anovelobsession Beautiful picture....makes me want to sit down and join you, drink tea and talk about books! 3y
Reviewsbylola Everything is so pretty! 3y
LauraBeth ❤️ your picture 😀 3y
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Simona @Anovelobsession You are welcome, stop by for talk and tea! 3y
britt_brooke Beautiful photo! 📷💕 3y
Seshat Lovely! 3y
Karkar The tea sounds amazing 😀 3y
Simona @Karkar It's, taste is delicious, smells beautiful and it's very warming. 3y
tpixie Love!! ❤️️📚☕️ 3y
Lachesis Love your photo! 3y
Simona @tpixie @Lachesis Thanks 🙏 3y
ferskner That is perfection! 3y
Simona @ferskner 😊🤗🙏 3y
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pppooraikul
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A book. Tea. Tea in a book. Tea Book. What could be more perfect? My mother bought it for me, just for the sake of this brilliant packaging. 😍❤️(And good tea, of course.)

the_alternate_ending_library Where did she get it? 3y
pppooraikul @the_alternate_ending_library At Siam Paragon, a huge shopping mall in Bangkok. There's always a fair where they sell imported goods from different parts of the world. :) 3y
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TotoroReads
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Totoro enjoyed learning more about tea from this book, though there was a slight tinge of anti-Western sentiments detected.

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#booktober Day 21: #readingsnacks
Tea counts, right?

Hobbinol It does in my book! Or do I mean it does with my book?🙂 3y
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Well-ReadNeck
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#booktober Reading Snacks. I don't snack too much while reading (sticky fingers). But always love sweets. Tea, on the other hand, is a comforting reading companion always!!!

Windy I wish I could drink tea and read. My tea gets cold every time. When I'm reading I forget to eat, drink, and if it's a really good book I might forget how to speak 3y
Megld4 I can never have enough coffee, especially when reading. 3y
melbeautyandbooks Love tea while reading! 3y
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Robinsroute I tend not to eat when reading intensely. If I am to eat I think I mostly eat crackers and Red Bull lol 3y
Faibka Love tea or the occasional glass of wine as my reading companions ;) 3y
GlitteryOtters Yes, tea is the best!!! 💕 3y
rabbitprincess And a very pretty mug! 3y
Bette Lovely. 📸❤️😊 3y
minkyb Well said! 3y
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TotoroReads
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Started on The Book of Tea after seeing @BethFishReads posted about it!

BethFishReads ☕️☕️😊😊 3y
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BiblioNyan
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This was an interesting read. It discusses Teaism as a spiritual philosophy & way of life, as well as origins, & cultural practices involving tea. However, there are some portions that vehemently talk about attempts of oppression from Westerners & their attempt at monopolizing tea trade, which can be slightly uncomfortable for some readers. Overall, very interesting stuff.
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#diversebooks #japaneselit #japanese #japanesenonfiction #asianlit

WOCreads Ooh that sounds really good. Also we should be made to feel uncomfortable about such issues and start looking critically out our role in this✊ 3y
BiblioNyan Definitely, I totally agree. It's quite eye-opening in regards to the time period, which I found fascinating. 3y
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This afternoon's tea is black tea w/ pomegranate. 💕 cooler weather.

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Perfection! 😍 3y
Bette Beautiful! 😊💖 3y
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TotoroReads Oooh, I love tea - this sounds good!! Have you read Tea: The Drink that Changed the World by Laura Martin? It's another great tea book, this time on the history of tea. 3y
BethFishReads @TotoroReads no! Thanks for the recommendation. 3y
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