Talk:The Book of Tea

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I haven't read The Book of Tea, nor do I profess to know much about Okakura, but the aspects of Teaism and it's 'tea-induced simplicity' in art and architecture sound very much like wabi-sabi (though wabi-sabi seems to incorporate a more Buddhist bent towards impermanence, as well). Perhaps they should be mentioned on each other's pages…? FoxAndRavens (talk) 09:41, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Teaism and the Book of Tea[edit]

While teaism is in The Book of Tea, I think the concept teaism deserves its own article, just like tea ceremony and tea culture. icetea8 (talk) 17:26, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Can you say why you think teaism deserves its own article? Teaism gets less than 30,000 hits on google--that is not too high. Most of the hits refer to a restaurant of that name in Washington DC. I can't find any Google hits about teaism as a stand-alone concept, outside of its use in The Book of Tea or as the name of a restaurant. Most of your edits to Teaism refer to The Book of Tea. The section on terminology of dao/do is incomprehensible. Logical Cowboy (talk) 17:34, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

I agree not many hits. It is a term that can be used for tea culture and studies, and is a specialized term used in tea terminolgy. i understand "the book of tea" article is about the book and the term teaism was coined by Okakura Kakuzo. Yet the term teaism is a subject of its own. And it can be used to describe tea ceremony as the interests in tea and pursued over time with self-cultivation. icetea8 (talk) 02:58, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

What is the evidence (from 3rd party sources) that teaism is notable outside The Book of Tea? Most of teaism is about its use in The Book of Tea. Teaism does not seem notable outside of The Book of Tea and the Washington DC restaurant, or at least teaism does not make the case. Logical Cowboy (talk) 03:15, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
Both articles are very sparse, and don;t tell you much about the book or the ism. Better have one article, on the book, and tell readers more about it. Philogo (talk) 03:47, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Google hits- for better results, when you search teaism put in a keyword like ceremony, this will get hits that are not the teashop, hits on google are commercial/advertising affected. icetea8 (talk) 18:04, 10 February 2011 (UTC)


Within the article, it says that The Book of Tea was originally written in English. On various other sites however, it says it has been written in Japanese and translated (eg. here in German ( What is now true? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:52, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

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