My life as a tea drinker
Have been active on Tea Trade since the early days, and enjoyed the former incarnation of Leafboxtea.
Tea drinker, writer, raconteur, etc.
‘Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. In China, in the eighth century, it entered the realm of poetry as one of the polite amusements. The fifteenth century saw Japan ennoble into a religion of aestheticism, teaism, a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order…It expresses conjointly with ethics and religion our whole point of view about man and nature.’
-Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea, 1906