- 1 Book of Tea
- 2 Tea and Buddhism
- 3 The Spirit of Tea
- 4 English – Japanese for the Tea Room
- 5 Chanoyu: The Urasenke Tradition of Tea
- 6 The Grand Tea Master: A Biography of Hounsai Soshitsu Sen XV
- 7 Wind in the Pines: Classic Writings of the Way of Tea As a Buddhist Path
- 8 Chado: The Way of Tea : A Japanese Tea Master’s Almanac
- 9 The Japanese Way of Tea
- 10 An Introduction to Japanese Tea Ritual
- 11 A Chanoyu Vocabulary: Practical Terms for the Way of Tea
Book of Tea
Tea and Buddhism
by Ryofu Pussel. It is a nice beginners book about tea. Explains about history and chaji.
The Spirit of Tea
by Sen, XV Soshitsu. Very nice book, mostly pictures. This is more of a mood book than a book of hard fact.
English – Japanese for the Tea Room
English for Use in “the Way of Tea” by Tankosha (Editor) This book is made for Japanese Tea teachers that want to learn to teach Tea in English. But it works just as well the other way. It has drawings of most of the items, and almost all the Japanese words one needs for the Tearoom. A very good place to start if one wishes to use Japanese in the Tea room.
Chanoyu: The Urasenke Tradition of Tea
by Soshitsu Sen, Alfred Birnbaum. This book is especially nice for the history of Tea and the line of the Grand Masters for Urasenke. It’s a translation of a larger work in japanese.
The Grand Tea Master: A Biography of Hounsai Soshitsu Sen XV
by Herbert Plutschow. This is a Biography of the previous Grand Master. But it also contains a lot of information about Tea and its history.
Wind in the Pines: Classic Writings of the Way of Tea As a Buddhist Path
This work discusses the origin of Tea and wabi. It is not easy reading but if you have studied Tea for a while or have a deep interest in Tea you might find this book very interesting.
Chado: The Way of Tea : A Japanese Tea Master’s Almanac
by Sanmi Sasaki, Shaun McCabe, Satoko Iwasaki, Sasaki Sanmi. A translation of a Japanese work. This is by many called the bible of Tea people. It has a chapter for every month and discuss monthly events, memorials, sweets, food and flowers for each month.
The Japanese Way of Tea
by Sen Soushitsu XV, translated by V. Dixon Morris. This books present the history of tea from its beginning until Sen Rikyu. This book is very detailed and makes interesting reflections about different aspects of tea an their historical beginning. I would recommend this book for more advanced students, or people with a strong interest in the history of Chado.
An Introduction to Japanese Tea Ritual
by Jennifer L. Anderson. A book, written by a Western tea practitioner and anthropologist, that is described by one reviewer as the first systematic anthropological work done in Chado in the English language. The author holds a Hikitsugi certificate from the Urasenke school.
A Chanoyu Vocabulary: Practical Terms for the Way of Tea
published in 2007 by Tankosha, with foreword by Genshitsu Sen (Soshitsu Sen XV). English translations of selected and edited entries from the approximately 3,000 appearing in Tankosha’s Jitsuyo Chadoyogo Jiten.