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The classic of tea : origins & rituals

Author: Yu Lu; Francis Ross Carpenter
Publisher: Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco Press, ©1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Ecco edView all editions and formats
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"Written during the eighth century's T'ang Dynasty, Lu Yü's Ch'a Ching, or The Classic of Tea, has, for over one thousand years, provided tea drinkers with practical and spiritual knowledge of the art of tea-brewing, and is the text primarily responsible for elevating the drinking of tea to its unique place of veneration in Chinese life."--Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Early works
History
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yu Lu; Francis Ross Carpenter
ISBN: 0880014164 9780880014168
OCLC Number: 33817088
Notes: This ed. previously published: [Boston] : Little, Brown, and Company, 1974.
Description: x, 177 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Tea : a mirror of China's soul --
Tea until Lu Yü's time : the evidence of language --
Tea from the T'ang to the Ming : its botany, culture and manufacture --
The West comes to tea --
The life and times of Lu Yü --
The beginnings of tea --
The tools of tea --
The manufacture of tea --
The équipage --
The brewing of tea --
Drinking the tea --
Notations on tea --
Tea-producing areas --
Generalities --
Plan of the book.
Other Titles: Cha jing.
Responsibility: by Lu Yü ; translated and introduced by Francis Ross Carpenter, and illustrated by Demi Hitz.

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"Written during the eighth century's T'ang Dynasty, Lu Yü's Ch'a Ching, or The Classic of Tea, has, for over one thousand years, provided tea drinkers with practical and spiritual knowledge of the art of tea-brewing, and is the text primarily responsible for elevating the drinking of tea to its unique place of veneration in Chinese life."--Publisher description.

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