Short Library Book Reviews: Part Two

Tea Bliss: Infuse Your Life With Health, Wisdom, And Contentment, by Theresa Cheung

It is easy enough to understand why this book was written. There is no shortage of books I have read and reviewed that, like this one, show was that people attempt to smuggle in Eastern religious ideas to Western audiences. Whether this is done through discussions of mindfulness, whether it is done through psychological discussions of how one can overcome trauma, whether it comes about because of a fondness and allure for yoga and for other aspects of Eastern culture, this is the sort of book that this particular volume is a part of. I must say I greatly disliked the way that the book sought to talk about tea but in reality was talking about the author’s supposed wisdom, where the tea was just a cover story to allow the author to bloviate about what she considered to be of value but what the reader will likely (and wisely) be far more skeptical about.

Tea-Vitalize: Cold Brew Teas And Herbal Infusions To Refresh And Rejuvinate, by Mimi Kirk

I must admit that I am not someone who is very up-to-date on the popularity of tea infusions, and I must admit that this lowered my enthusiasm somewhat for the material of the book, especially given the enthusiasm of the author regarding such matters. That said, there was much to appreciate about this book nonetheless and if you are fond of tea infusions there are a lot of options here that could very well end up to be very tasty and beneficial to you. I like tea and this book offers some variations on the cold brew “sun” tea that I happen to enjoy greatly. If you like tea and are open to adding various herbal items to it, this book could very well be up your alley.

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4 Responses to Short Library Book Reviews: Part Two

  1. Catharine Martin says:

    I was waiting for a book like this to appear in your book reviews about tea! Proponents of Eastern meditation–especially authors–find this connection too hard to resist. But their using tea to advance their personal religious agendas is no better than those who try to shove their personal beliefs down other people’s throats. In fact they are worse; they are being deceitful about it.

  2. Catharine Martin says:

    Yes, I’m not a very hard person to read when it comes to certain things… and when you started your subject on tea, I knew this one was bound to show up, sooner or later.

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