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The Great Tea Rooms of America by Bruce Richardson

The Great Tea Rooms of America by Bruce Richardson

An insider's glimpse into the world's growing fascination with the celebration of afternoon tea. The author of The Great Tea Rooms of Britain now takes us to 22 tea rooms in the United States and Canada where taking tea is serious business. Filled with 125 color photographs and 75 recipes.

The Book of Tea, Classic Edition

In 1906 in turn-of-the century Boston, a small, esoteric book about tea was written with the intention of being read aloud in the famous salon of Isabella Gardner. It was authored by Okakura Kakuzo, a Japanese philosopher, art expert, and curator. Little known at the time, Kakuzo would emerge as one of the great thinkers of the early 20th century, a genius who was insightful, witty—and greatly responsible for bridging Western and Eastern cultures. Nearly a century later, Kakuzo’s The Book of Tea is still beloved the world over. Interwoven with a rich history of tea and its place in Japanese society is poignant commentary on Eastern culture and our ongoing fascination with it, as well as illuminating essays on art, spirituality, poetry, and more. The Book of Tea is a delightful cup of enlightenment from a man far ahead of his time Okakura Kakuzo (1862–1913) devoted his life to teaching, art, Zen, and the preservation of Japanese art and culture, working as an ambassador, teacher, writer, and, at the time of his death, as the Curator of Chinese and Japanese Art at the Boston Museum.

Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs in paperback.

Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs in paperback.

The second in the "Tea Shop Mysteries" series. Thedosia Browning is again trying to prevent murder from brewing in Charlstown.

English Breakfast Murders by Laura Childs in paperback.

English Breakfast Murders by Laura Childs in paperback.

The fourth in the "Tea Shop Mysteries" series. While helping with a turtle hatchling project Theo discovers a floating body. As always, she takes on the case while running her tea room and dispensing tea.

Mistress Oriku: Stories from a Tokyo Tea House

Set in Meiji-era Japan, this is the story of the sensitive, compassionate and indomitable Mistress Oriku. Formerly involved in the pleasure trades of Tokyo, Mistress Oriku leaves that life behind to run an elegant teahouse on the city’s outskirts. But despite her hopes for a quieter, less hectic life, she finds she can’t escape her involvement in the city’s creative, intellectual and political circles.

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