with Tea in Mind
well, time to settle down with a good book and a nice cup of tea.
Not that I can vouch for any of the following books being any good
of course, some of them may be, I suspect, since their authors have
been astute enough to mention tea – at least in the title.
TEA CUP READING
How to tell fortunes by tea leaves
book that teaches the art of divination using tea leaves. It covers
general aspects of the principles involved in taking readings, showing
specimen interpretations and ritual methods.
THE BOOK OF TEA
by Kakuzo Okakura.
Published in 1906
This book is a curiosity written by a Japanese scholar to explain
the philosophy of Taoist and Zen Buddhism that informed 'the tea
ceremony' – a study in what the author calls 'moral geometry'.
It describes in detail the quintessentially Japanese art of 'the
tea ceremony', or more properly, 'the way of tea' with its minimalist
stylisation and its concentration of subtlety and simplicity.
ALL THE TEA IN CHINA
By Kyril Bonfiglioli
Published by Secker & Warburg 1978
This was the author's third book, following the famous black comedy
thrillers: 'Don`t Point That Thing at Me' and 'Something Nasty in
TEA ROOMS OF DISTINCTION
'The connoisseur's Guide to the Finest Tea Rooms of Great Britain'
follows the success of 'Teapot Trail' and offers a choice of 130
select tea rooms, each one apparently a good example of the great
'Tea Garden of the World'
British Library Publishing, 1996
A scholarly pack containing source cards and a booklet to document
the life of a tea plantation manager and his workforce in India,
1867. Told with photographs and stories that show the contrast between
various aspects of Britain and India at that time.
MY CUP OF TEA
by Sam Twining
Published in 2001
By Laura Childs
Said to be: 'A Tea Shop mystery'.
NICE CUP OF TEA AND A SIT DOWN
book is a celebration of the British ritual of putting your feet
up and having cuppa. It asks questions like: Is the Jaffa Cake a
cake or a biscuit? Are Wagon Wheels smaller these days or have you
just got bigger?
A CUPPA TEA AND AN ASPRIN
by Helen Forrester
Published in 2004
THE LONG DARK TEA TIME OF THE SOUL
by Douglas Adams
Published in 1988
A science fiction detective novel. The second book featuring private
detective Dirk Gently, the first being 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective
Agency'. The title comes from a phrase from an earlier Adams novel:
'Life, The Universe and Everything'.
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
by Lewis Carroll
publications of this book exist and it has been illustrated by many
artists. Of course, we're only interested in the 'Mad Hatter's Tea
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