The Story of Tea: A Cultural History and Drinking Guide by Mary Lou Heiss, Robert J. Heiss

By Mary Lou Heiss, Robert J. Heiss

Even if it's a fragile eco-friendly tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a posh brew of paintings and undefined, culture and revolution, East and West. during this sweeping travel during the international of tea, veteran tea investors Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea's impression around the globe and supply an entire reference for selecting, ingesting, and having fun with this beverage.THE tale OF TEA starts off with a trip alongside the tea path, from the luxurious forests of China, the place tea cultivation first flourished, to the Buddhist temples of Japan, to the enormous tea gardens of India, and past.

Offering an insider'­s view of all elements of tea exchange, the Heisses research Camellia sinensis, the tea bush, and convey how refined changes in territory and creation give a contribution to the variety of colour, taste, and caliber in brewed tea. They profile greater than thirty crucial tea varietals, offer a close advisor to tasting and brewing, and survey the customs and crafts linked to tea. Sharing the newest examine, they speak about tea's health and wellbeing advantages and advancements in natural construction and reasonable alternate practices. ultimately, they current ten candy and savory recipes, together with Savory chinese language Marbled Eggs and eco-friendly Tea Pot de Creme, and assets for buying wonderful tea.

Vividly illustrated all through, the tale OF TEA is an engrossing tribute to the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf that has sustained and encouraged humans for greater than thousand years.

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The further recognition that the very experience from which women were trying to theorize had been constructed under conditions of oppression led to a situation where women, as the objects of their own consciousness-raising endeavor, became for themselves "the objects of a hermeneutics of suspicion" (Gallagher, 43). From the beginning, then, radical feminism understood the split caused by oppression to be not merely an abstract one between exploiter and exploited, but also an embodied one that existed within women.

Unlike Marxism, however, radical feminists argued that this desire to transcend bodily being was (at least in Western society) particularly male. Feminists critiqued liberal humanism's disconnection of selfhood from the body, not because it justified oppressive economic conditions by compensating with the rational mind, but because in disconnecting selfhood from the gendered body, it had led to women's exclusion from a definition of full personhood while at the same time it had allowed gender exploitation to be dismissed as unimportant because it was connected to the body.

The particularity of this strategy, however, cannot necessarily be translated in a way that can accommodate how members of another group ground their sense of place and resistance within a different set of historical and cultural conditions. Queer theory's strategy seems less appropriate to, for example, African-American identity, given the way in which the category of race has been constructed and upheld in the United States. 24 In other words, although a deconstructive logic can and ought to be deployed against the category of race to repudiate the notion of a "racial essence," deconstructing race as a fiction remains a precarious strategy when this category continues to be deployed materially within the political economy to uphold a racial division of labor and to maintain African-Americans as a political-economic caste.

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