Living the Art of Tea
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“So I went on, pouring tea again and again, until Mameha felt satisfied that I drew my sleeve out of the way enough to show my arm without being too obvious what I was doing… Mameha said the prettiest part of the arm was the underside, so I must always be sure to hold the teapot in such a way that the man saw the bottom of my arm rather than the top.”
“…the Chairman, on the other side of me, sat with his hand around an empty teacup on a tray at his knee. Mameha began talking to him. To my astonishment, the Chairman’s eyes drifted to my arm. Of course, I was eager to see for myself what he was seeing… the underside of my arm seemed to shine with the gleaming smoothness of a pearl… I was very aware that the Chairman’s eyes weren’t moving; as long as he kept looking at my arm, I certainly wasn’t going to take it away. And then suddenly Mameha fell silent… Then I realized what was really the matter. The teapot was empty. What was more, it had been empty even when I’d picked it up.”
From Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. Vintage, 1997.
All of the Tea in China
by Kit Chow and Ione Kramer. China Books & Periodicals, Inc., 1990.
The Green Tea User’s Manual
by Helen Gustafson, et al. Crown Publishing Group, 2001.
The Way of Tea: The Sublime Art of Oriental Tea Drinking
by Master Kam Chuen Lam. Barron’s, 2002.
The New Tea Book: A Guide to Black, Green, Herbal, and Chai Tea
by Sara Perry and Alison Miksch. Chronicle Books, 2001.
Compiled by Pearl Dexter. Olde English Tea Company, Inc., 2003.
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