A short and sweet review for a brilliant little book today.
“Tea Wisdom“, by Aaron Fisher, is, in the words of the front-cover blurb, a collection of “Inspirational Quotes and Quips About the World’s Most Celebrated Beverage”.
The book consists of 239 pages spread over seven chapters, dividing the snippets of tea-lore and thought up into the categories Good Living, Good Health, Good Spirits, Good Company, Traditions, Reviving Yourself, and Reflection and Meditation.
Although the words themselves come from both the Eastern and Western tea-traditions, overall the balance favours the East, which given the relatively recent arrival of tea in the West when compared to its ancient Eastern origins, is probably wise.
The author may be better known to some of you because of his work with Global Tea Hut, under his adopted Chinese name Wu De. In that case you might also be aware that he is quite an artist, and some of his art is featured in the book, too.
This book naturally enough works supremely well when one dips into it at random during a tea-break in the middle of a hectic day, quietly sipping a cup at the same time as one reflects upon another’s cogitations inspired by the same beverage…
“Tea Wisdom”, by Aaron Fisher (ISBN-10: 0804839786, ISBN-13: 978-0804839785)
Link to the book on Amazon here.