Chapter 20. Tea and Philosophy

  1. Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat

Published Online: 6 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305135.ch20

A History of Food

A History of Food

How to Cite

Toussaint-Samat, M. (2008) Tea and Philosophy, in A History of Food, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305135.ch20

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181198

Online ISBN: 9781444305135



  • Chinese texts, referring tea as the elixir of immortality;
  • cup of tea, becoming mirror of soul;
  • tea, becoming passion with English;
  • East India Company;
  • tea-leaves - black tea or green tea;
  • green teas, popular with Japanese and Arabs;
  • teas of Assam or Darjeeling, best Indian teas