Synopses & Reviews
Cultural Writing. Asian Studies. Food. Ling Wang's TEA AND CHINESE CULTURE follows the history and evolution of tea drinking Chinese culture from its medicinal origins to its constant influence on Chinese philosophy, art, politics, and daily life. The story of tea unfolds alongside vibrant full color photos and artwork that embellish nearly every page. Just as Wang reveals tea as a favorite beverage among all walks of life, so will this book appeal to most any reader, from new tea drinkers to long time tea fanatics, or simply anyone interested in tea's profound influence on prominent cultural figures and customs.
An essential guide to the history, philosophy, and cultural evolution of Chinese tea. From its earliest uses as a medicinal herb to the highest refinement of tea as art and ritual, this full-color book provides a fascinating overview of the myriad forms and varieties of tea culture through the centuries. A must for all students and admirers of Chinese history, culture, and cuisine.
Full-color introduction to all facets of tea culture in China, from early history to date.
About the Author
Ling Wang is an authority on the history of Chinese tea.