Tea, it is a common beverage that not all my like but all do know it. It has been poured for such a long time that mankind’s history seems intertwined with it. However, the significance of the drink goes even deeper than that, as is shown in The Book of Tea.
I’m unsure whether or not to call The Book of Tea a genuine book. When reading the text, it’s as if reading a 100-page long poem, or a monologue. Although there is a lot of information shared with the reader the combination of words and the rhythm of the sentences that Okakura uses almost require spoken instead of written words from time to time. This makes reading The Book of Tea an interesting, but also a bit of a tiring experience.