Literary Nonfiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. Food. Travel. THE MEANING OF TEA explores the calm and purposeful nature of tea through the words of tea growers, tasters, entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, scholars and experts from eight countries. Through more than 50 interviews, these engaging characters reveal a remarkable reverence for the plant, the ceremony, the manufacturing, the distribution of tea, as well as its ability to bring peace, calm, health, friendship, and often wisdom into their lives. Inspired by Scott Chamberlin Hoyt's lyrical documentary film of the same name and edited with extensive commentary by author Phil Cousineau, THE MEANING OF TEA is at its heart a journey to connect with the vital forces that infuse tea with meaning around the modern world.
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Phil Cousineau is a writer, teacher, editor, documentary filmmaker, travel leader and storyteller. An expert in mythology, travel and creativity, he has published more than 25 books, including the bestselling The Art of Pilgrimage and Stoking the Creative Fires. He has 15 documentary screenwriting credits to his name, including The Hero's Journey and the Academy Award-nominated Forever Activists. Currently, he is host of the national television series Global Spirit on Link TV and lives in San Francisco, California. Scott Chamberlin Hoyt is a filmmaker, photographer, painter, budding tea connoisseur and director of The Meaning of Tea project. His longtime interest in tea increased when he began studying various alternatives to orthodox modern medicine and learned that tea, and the enjoyment of tea, is one of the cornerstones of living life well. Scott lives in New York City and is on the board for Global Learning Across Borders, is a member of the Directors Circle for the American Botanical Council, and is President of the Tibetan Classics Translators Guild of New York.Review:
Tea drinkers may have finally found their champion in filmmaker, Scott Chamberlin Hoyt. --Jane Burns, The Capital Times
Gorgeously filmed! --Wisconsin Film Festival
Relaxing... --Renderyard Film Festival London 2008
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Book Description Talking Leaves Press, division of Tea Dragon Films, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0615204422
Book Description Talking Leaves Press, division, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110615204422