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  • Tea Twig for Loose Tea Dragonfly

    Tea Twig for Loose Tea Dragonfly

    Price
    $15.00

    6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

    3 stars
    Pretty but kinda cheap
    May 7, 2012
    For $15.00 I expected something a little bit more durable. The materials that this tea twig are made of are very soft and it's easy to bend. Plus the design of the dragonfly and its heavier weight causes the twig to turn upside down when it's on your cup, so you see the backside of the dragonfly. The positives are that it's very pretty and made out of safe materials. Just not sure it's worth $15.00.

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  • The Book of Tea

    The Book of Tea

    Price
    $9.95

    4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

    3 stars
    More philosophy than about tea
    May 7, 2012
    This book wasn't much what I expected it to be. I thought it would be a straight forward history of tea in Japanese culture with more focus on the tea itself. I expected to read about different types of tea, how cultivation changed over the centuries, how tea was enjoyed for certain occasions, etc. The book is about tea in Japanese culture but it is very philosophical and focuses more on how tea drinking is tied with other Eastern religions like Taoism and Zennism. The language is definitely of the late 19th century which is different but nice (had to look up a few words). The author is a bit critical of Western societies but I don't blame him. It was a nice read (very short, only 100 pages) but it just wasn't at all what I expected. I probably wouldn't have spent $10.00 on it had I known better what I was getting. But I'm not bitter. It was a pleasant change from the stuff I usually read.

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