Book of Tea
Tea and Buddhism
The Spirit of Tea
English - Japanese for the Tea Room
  • English for Use in "the Way of Tea" by Tankosha (Editor) This book is made for Japanese Tea teachers that want to learn to teach Tea in English. But it works just as well the other way. It has drawings of most of the items, and almost all the Japanese words one needs for the Tearoom. A very good place to start if one wishes to use Japanese in the Tea room.

Chanoyu: The Urasenke Tradition of Tea
  • by Soshitsu Sen, Alfred Birnbaum. This book is especially nice for the history of Tea and the line of the Grand Masters for Urasenke. It's a translation of a larger work in japanese.
The Grand Tea Master: A Biography of Hounsai Soshitsu Sen XV
  • by Herbert Plutschow. This is a Biography of the previous Grand Master. But it also contains a lot of information about Tea and its history.
Wind in the Pines: Classic Writings of the Way of Tea As a Buddhist Path
Chado: The Way of Tea : A Japanese Tea Master's Almanac
  • by Sanmi Sasaki, Shaun McCabe, Satoko Iwasaki, Sasaki Sanmi. A translation of a Japanese work. This is by many called the bible of Tea people. It has a chapter for every month and discuss monthly events, memorials, sweets, food and flowers for each month.

The Japanese Way of Tea
  • by Sen Soushitsu XV, translated by V. Dixon Morris. This books present the history of tea from its beginning until Sen Rikyu. This book is very detailed and makes interesting reflections about different aspects of tea an their historical beginning. I would recommend this book for more advanced students, or people with a strong interest in the history of Chado.

An Introduction to Japanese Tea Ritual
  • by Jennifer L. Anderson. A book, written by a Western tea practitioner and anthropologist, that is described by one reviewer as the first systematic anthropological work done in Chado in the English language. The author holds a Hikitsugi certificate from the Urasenke school.

A Chanoyu Vocabulary: Practical Terms for the Way of Tea

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