One of the most frequent questions I've received over the years is, when can we read the book? I've often commented that, alongside the cultivation and crafting of artisanal tea, I would one day devote myself to a small, fine art press. It's hard to believe the journey has begun!
Theasophie Press is soon to be offering books, prints, and miscellanea pertaining to tea culture. Works-in-progress include original writings, translations from the Chinese literature, historical reproductions, photographs and ephemera.
Our first release will be a translation of Chen Jian’s Chazhe (茶者) poem:
This short work illuminates tea culture from its origins in ancient primary forests to the sublime aesthetic of finely crafted tea that inspires the egress of contemporary artisans into remote mountains in search of the source. A syncretism of Daoist, Buddhist, and Confucian ideals subtly pervades the poem. While the text consists of barely more than two dozen lines, it stands as a significant contribution to the modern tea literature.
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