The Spirit of Tea, is a radical
tea books, touching upon tea's
transcendental nature. While much is
written about tea's healing benefits and
curative properties, tea's mystical
attributes get little attention.
What keeps us coming back to
humanity's favorite beverage after
water? Featuring the six classical
categories of tea, white, yellow,
green, oolong, black (or red in
China) and Pu-erh, Murphy
explores heretofore unknown vistas
controversial aspects of tea's
about tea -new qualities of tea
history and characteristics.
This fascinating, detailed narrative
is informative, philosophical and
Frank Hadley Murphy was born into an
old New England family in
Boston, Massachusetts. A
seminary drop-out, he graduated from
the American Tea Masters
Association's tea mastership program
and is senior student of Tea Master
and Taoist priest, Roy Fong.
Lecturing nationally, most recently
for the Santa Fe Opera in
conjunction with their US premier of
Tan Dun's "Tea: A Mirror of Soul",
Mr. Murphy lives in
Santa Fe, New Mexico where he
owns Jade Mountain Tea Company.
Madison Cawein was born in
Louisville, Kentucky and
Santa Fe, N.M. An acclaimed
American artist, Madison is also an
exceptional Chinese calligrapher.