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The Wisdom of Tea by Noriko Morishita (Author)

The Wisdom of Tea

Life Lessons from the Japanese Tea Ceremony

Noriko Morishita (Author)

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Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Publication date: 6 Aug 2020
ISBN: 9781911630630

A distillation of the life lessons learned by one woman through the ancient art of the Japanese tea ceremony.

4 stars out of 5
13 Aug 2020

"Like the Japanese tea ceremony life has its many unspoken rules we obey"

This sentiment — savour the now — is fundamental to the ceremony. You finish this book still with no clue how otemae should be done — even Noriko, who is studying to be a master, says she has only a 'hazy grasp' after 25 years — nevertheless this is a book of wisdom and joy. By studying the rules of making a simple drink, Noriko learned so much more: take your time, live in the moment, appreciate the seasons. Alternatively, you could save yourself the hassle and stick with English Breakfast.