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A Tea Reader

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Published by Tuttle Publishing, an imprint of Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd.

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Copyright © 2011 Katrina Ávila Munichiello

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without prior written permission from the publisher.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

A tea reader : living life one cup at a time / [compiled by] Katrina Avila Munichiello.
      p. cm.
  Includes bibliographical references.
  ISBN: 978-1-4629-0021-3 (ebook)
1. Tea--Social aspects. 2. Tea--Miscellanea. I. Munichiello, Katrina Avila.
  GT2905.T44 2011
  394.1'2--dc23

2011014441

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DEDICATION

This book is dedicated to my husband Michael and my children.
You make me believe I can do anything.

Contents

Falling in Love with Tea
by Katrina Ávila Munichiello

11
FIRST STEEP
Tea Reveries

Reverie
by Katrina Ávila Munichiello

16

The Spirit of Tea
by Frank Hadley Murphy

18

I Don't Drink Tea
by Stephanie Wright

21

The Spectator on Tea
Author Unknown

24

A Poem in Praise of Tea
by Peter Anthony Motteux

28

Bi Luo Chun
by Roy Fong

33

Seduced by a Leaf
by Babette Donaldson

35

Song of Tea
or
Writing Thanks to Imperial Grand Master of Remonstrance Meng for Sending New Tea
by Lu T'ung, as translated by Steven D. Owyoung

38

Ode on Tea
by Kien-Long

40

Tea to Last Lifetimes
by Aaron Fisher

43
SECOND STEEP
Tea Connections

Connections
by Katrina Ávila Munichiello

48

Afternoon Tea under the African Sun
by Jodi-Anne Williams-Rogers

50

The
Mistri-Sahib
Author Unknown

53

Five O'Clock Tea
by Anne Thackeray Ritchie

58

Easy on the Ice
by Julie L. Carney

63

A Tea Cup of Friends
by Stephanie Lemmons Wilson

67

After Anna's Marriage
by Louisa May Alcott

70

Midnight Tea
by Sir William Robertson Nicoll

74

After Twenty-Two Years
by Russell Hires

76

Three Cups of Tea for Peace
by Kirsten Kristensen

79

A Chat over a Cup of Tea
by Jehiel Keeler Hoyt

82

A Cup of Comfort
by Dorothy Ziemann

88
THIRD STEEP
Tea Rituals

Ceremony and Tradition
by Katrina Ávila Munichiello

92

Sake and Tea
by Sir Edwin Arnold

93

Immersion
by Virginia Wright

102

After the Walk
by George Robert Gissing

106

In a Teahouse with O-Toyo
by Joseph Rudyard Kipling

108

A Valuable Moment of Life: Tea Ceremony with Mr. Kaji Aso
by Kate Finnegan

113

Tea at 77 Guthrie Avenue
by Debbra Summers

117

The English Tea
by Muriel Harris

120
FOURTH STEEP
Tea Careers

Life Immersed in Tea
by Katrina Ávila Munichiello

128

The Tea Effect
by George Constance

129

Unfurled
by Dheepa Maturi

135

Comedy at the Customs with a Barrel of Water and Other Stories
by Thomas J. Lipton

138

There's Nothing Like the First Time
by Cynthia Gold

142

Tea Journey
by Ahmed Rahim

144

Tea: Its Stirring Story
by William Gordon Stables

147

Growing Tea in Paradise
by Rob Nunally

151

Ballad of the Tea Picker
by Le Yih

155

Starting In Pursuit of Tea
by Sebastian Beckwith

158

Around the World with a Cup of Tea
by Jane Pettigrew

160
FIFTH STEEP
Tea Travels

Wanderlust
by Katrina Ávila Munichiello

166

Tales from
All In This Tea:
Part One
by Les Blank

167

Tales from
All In This Tea:
Part Two
by Gina Leibrecht

170

Visit to the Ningpo Green Tea District
by Robert Fortune

173

The Tokaido
by Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore

180

Tea Pilgrimage
by James Norwood Pratt

189

Sipping and Tripping through Asia
by Laura Childs

192

The Tea Gardens of Shanghai
Author Unknown

194

In the Footsteps of Cho
Å­
i: A Korean Tea Pilgrimage
by Brother Anthony of Taize

197

The Tea Lands of Sri Lanka and India
by Danielle Beaudette

204

Drinking Tea in a Back Room in China
by John Millstead

208

A Thousand Cups of Tea
by Stefani Hite

211

Miyanoshita
by Sir Edwin Arnold

214

Memorandum of an Excursion to the Tea Hills
by G. J. Gordon, Esq

221

The Invisible Companionship of Tea
by Winnie W. Yu

230

Tea in Tibet
by Elizabeth Knight

233

Credits

239

Acknowledgments

241

About the Author

243

About the Writers and Artists

245

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