« The Book of Tea » Okakura Kakuzô
In the book, Kakuzo introduces the term Teaism and how tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. Kazuko addressed The Book of Tea to a Western audience and wrote it in English, not Japanese. The fact that it was originally written in English instead of being translated makes this a great English Tea classics. He had been taught at a young age to speak English and was proficient at communicating his thoughts to the Western mind. In his book, he discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of tea and Japanese life.