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Beauty and delights not only with myths about the beginnings of tea or the lovers' legend in the familiar blue and white porcelain willow pattern but also with a rich and varied selection of works of art and historical photographs which form a rare and comprehensive visual tea record The book includes engaging and lesser known topics including the exclusion of women from seventeenth century tea houses or the importance of water for tea and answers such uestions as What does a tea taster do How much caffeine is there in tea What is fair trade tea and What is the difference between black red yellow green or white tea  Connecting past and present and spanning five thousand years Beatrice Hohenegger's captivating and multilayered account of tea will enhance the experience of a steaming cuppa for tea lovers the world ov. A fascinating account of the history of tea—and by no means a dull history Spanning millennia and continents the story of tea encompasses triumphs and tragedies in great numbers acted out by monks and soldiers small communities and colonial superpowers farmers and spies Hohenegger herself sums it up bestIn its many permutations from medicinal remedy to social beverage to fashion statement to object of religious ritual and then on to strategic tool global commodity and cause for labor strife spanning five thousand years of myth legend history and politics tea the heavenly brew embodies the uintessential contradictions of human nature profound spirituality and limitless greed supreme artistic beauty and treacherous abuse and violence exuisite kindness and hospitality and ruthless dealings in the name of material profit 274Beautifully written this is not just the epic story of a simple beverage but also a look at what it means to be human—the good and the bad But as Hohenegger points out via a uotation from Sir Arthur Pinero where there is tea there is hope

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Liquid Jade The Story of Tea from East to WestTraveling from East to West over thousands of years tea has played a variety of roles on the world scene in medicine politics the arts culture and religion Behind this most serene of beverages idolized by poets and revered in spiritual practices lie stories of treachery violence smuggling drug trade international espionage slavery and revolution Liuid Jade's rich narrative history explores tea in all its social and cultural aspects Entertaining yet informative and extensively researched Liuid Jade tells the story of western greed and eastern bliss China first used tea as a remedy Taoists celebrated tea as the elixir of immortality Buddhist Japan developed a whole body of practices around tea as a spiritual path Then came the traumatic encounter of the refined Eastern cultures with the first Western merchants the trad. Since I'm supposed to be a tea author I thought I should read this book to learn about the origins and culture of tea It was a great find Each chapter consists of only 3 4 pages and reads like a novel I learned about the early origins of tea in China how the British became dependent on tea how tea has fostered violence around the world and other interesting facts The author has certainly done her research and provides a substantial bibliography

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summary Liquid Jade: The Story of Tea from East to West ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Traveling from East to West over thousands of years tea has played a variety of roles on the world scene in medicine politics the arts culture and religion Behind this most serene of beverages idolized by poetE wars the emergence of the ubiuitous English East India Company Scottish spies crisscrossed China to steal the secrets of tea production An army of smugglers made fortunes with tea deliveries in the dead of night In the name of free trade the English imported opium to China in exchange for tea The exploding tea industry in the eighteenth century reinforced the practice of slavery in the sugar plantations And one of the reasons why tea became popular in the first place is that it helped sober up the English who were virtually drowning in alcohol During the nineteenth century the massive consumption of tea in England also led to the development of the large tea plantation system in colonial India a story of success for British Empire tea and of untold misery for generations of tea workers Liuid Jade also depicts tea's. Interesting read on how Tea has been involved with history Also a nice section on organic or rather sustainability of tea farming