This is an inspirational collection of photographs and meditations dedicated to the families living in tea gardens in India and Sri Lanka. Norwood Pratt calls this book "pure refreshment for the soul." Shelley Richardson/writer & Bruce Richardson/photos.
Looking Deeply into Tea
Thoughts and Prayers
By Shelley Richardson
Photography by Bruce Richardson
Shelley Richardson has combined her sensitive writing skills with the beautiful photography of Bruce Richardson to produce a moving and powerful tribute to the tea workers and tea gardens of Sri Lanka and India.
The 35 color photographs show you the faces of people who labor each day to produce our cup of tea. You will never drink a cup of tea again without thinking of them.
Publishe by Benjamin Press and available wholesale at 800.765.2139
Hardcover with jacket.
"Pure refreshment for the heart." - Norwood Pratt, author of New Tea Lover's Treasury
"Shelley and Bruce gently make us aware of the people who faithfully tend the tea gardens..." - China Galland, author of Longing for Darkness
"This is a powerful book. It manages to change the outlook of the day and bring a calming and serene effect. It is simply beautiful." - Cheryl Lewis, BellaOnline
"This book acknowledges our debt to the contributions of others to our pleasures. Savor the photographs..." - Spirituality & Health magazine
"This small but powerful volume is a delight. The photographs are both beautiful and inspirational and the sayings thought- provoking. Pull up a cozy chair, sip a rich, aromatic cup of tea and ponder the beautiful and diverse planet on which we live." - Amazon reviewer
6/10/2016 11:25 AM
Bought this as a gift; was told it was very successful as such.
6/10/2016 11:24 AM
Wonderful look into a deeper meaning of tea and what it means to others. Gorgeous photography helps lend emotion to the words. This is a lovely book.
Take Tea and REALLY See!
6/10/2016 11:23 AM
This small but powerful volume is a delight. The photographs are both beautiful and inspirational and the sayings thought- provoking. Pull up a cozy chair, sip a rich, aromatic cup of tea and ponder the beautiful and diverse planet on which we live.
This was a gift from a dear friend. This was one book I couldn't lend, so I am going pay it forward and buy copies for my friends.
Looking deeply into yourself
6/10/2016 11:22 AM
The Richardson's book, with photos by Shelley's husband, Bruce, is a deeply moving experience. The photos are so beautiful, revealing the faces and lives of those who pick our tea. And Shelley's poems accompany them perfectly, a deep meditative subject for reflection. I found this book by relating a story about Thich Nhat Hanh to the salesperson at my neighborhood tea shop. Thich had said that when we pray at the time of a meal, we should give a prayer of thanks to all those who have made it possible to have this food before us. I did this exercise with my grandsons recently, and counted at least 49 people from the beginning to the bowl of cereal and glass of juice they were eating! Deep! The salesperson walked me over to the book section and shared this book with me, which is the fulfillment of Thich's advice for the morning cup of tea, one page a day! Over and over again.
I gave this book as a gift to three of my tea devotees for the holidays, and they have expressed such deep gratitude - affected as I was. Have you noticed that I have used the word "deep" several times?! Yes, this book is steeped in deep! Enjoy!