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Tao of Chinese Tea, The

by: Yun Ling

Pleasantville NY: Reader's Digest Association, Inc. 2009, $16.95, Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-60652-050-5

Reviewed by: Jacqueline M. Newman
Summer Volume: 2013 Issue: 20(2) page(s): 20

Subtitled: A Cultural and Practical Guide, this volume speaks of tea's history and folklore, some from more than five thousand years ago. It has five chapters; they are titled: Metal, Wood, Earth, Water, and Fire. In them, read about this beverage's health benefits, wisdom, classic stories, categories, tea sets, teapots, tea utensils, tea ceremonies, and how to select good tea.

Written by a renowned Chinese tea master, the more than two hundred color photographs and illustrations complement his words. They help visualize the evolution of tea in Chinese history and why this beverage remains an integral part of the daily lives of the Chinese.

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