Monday, December 7, 2009 || 7pm ||
Phil Cousineau, Author of The Meaning of Tea: A Tea Inspired Journey
Book Passage – Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Dr., Corte Madera
A Health-filled Holiday and The Meaning of Tea
“When we drink tea with others we shorten the distance between people.”
—Feng Ming-Chung, a Bao Zhong tea grower, in The Meaning of Tea.
Join writer, filmmaker, photographer, teacher and editor Phil Cousineau for an exploration of the history, health benefits, rituals, spirituality and simple pure enjoyment of tea. The Meaning of Tea: A Tea Inspired Journey offers wisdom ideally suited for modern citizens facing the stress of economic uncertainty. San Francisco tea experts James Norwood Pratt and Imperial Tea Court Teamaster Roy Fong are featured in the book. Culled from more than 50 conversations with tea pickers and plantation owners, street sellers, traders, teapot makers and eloquent tea scholars spanning eight countries—from India to Ireland and Taiwan to Tea, South Dakota—readers learn about how tea has brought peace, calm, health, friendship and often wisdom into their lives. The Meaning of Tea (Talking Leave Press, 2009) (more…)