Over on our other blog, Moonshake Books, we’ve covered Kakuzo Okakura’s magnificent the Book of Tea in a pretty detailed review. First published in 1906, this essay sets out the Teaist cause and covers many facets of what makes tea so special, with a rather fascinating brief overview of the history of tea, Teaist philosophy, art appreciation, and the the schools of tea. It’s wrapped up with a consideration on tea-masters. By ‘eck!
The Book of Tea
Okakura’s book is a short essay, essentially… a treatise, even. It’s a passionate account of his love for tea, which also expounds on his Buddhist principles and belief the path to a good life is through humility and simplicity.
Back in 2016, we did our Tea Week special to cover all the tea we particularly love and to try and get some of you heathens to give it a whirl. Not satisfied with leaving it at that, we’re now trying to brainwash you into reading our rather detailed review to discover all that is fabulous in the world of tea consumption.
Simply put, here are the benefits of tea:
- Super healthy
- Habit forming
Thusly, if you smoke like a chimney and are looking to stop, form a new ritual with regular tea consumption. Have a little tea-ceremony once a day and revel in the brilliance of it all. You shall not be disappointed – tea is a marvel which has been in use for thousands of years.
Assam Tea with Vanilla
To conclude this post, we put you on towards the glorious Clipper tea brand’s even more magnificent, unearthly delight that is called Assam Tea with Vanilla. This SOB is our favourite one out there – it’s a black tea and the subtle hint of vanilla heightens its bitter taste with a sweet edge.
Never add milk and sugar to your tea, you freaks, but with the above you can add some honey if it’s a bit too strong for you. Do yourselves a favour and try and pick a variety up from whichever country you doth hark!