What’s in the book?
Tea-spiration aims to create a quiet movement where one can experience devotions, comfort, inspiration and the simple joys of life. Tea drinkers know that tea, the wonderful drink, can help them slow down and savour life’s moments.
In her debut book, founder The Cup of Life, Lu Ann Pannunzio uplifts and inspires readers in a way that does more than just telling them a story about tea and its history. Similar to life, tea is about the little things. Each page of Tea-spiration is filled with different feelings and moments (big or small) that tea provides us that not everyone may notice to take time and enjoy. The inspirational aspect flows naturally showing readers that sometimes all you really need is a cup, water and some leaves to create your own wonderful tea experience.
So, take pleasure in this tea lovers book, along with that special cup of tea, and stop and appreciate the simple joys of life!
Tea-spiration begins with an introduction explaining why I wrote the book and where the idea came from. It is then divided into 4 parts that you can enjoy during a single tea session, resting at the end of each part with your tea. The book wraps up with an overview of special tea moments had during your own tea time and features 24 quotes for 24 hours of inspiration.
happy steeping, sipping & reading,
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Praises for the book:
Emily Slonina, author of Anywhere Anytime Any Body Yoga, using yoga in everyday life:
"In Tea-spiration it is evident that Lu Ann Pannunzio approaches the topic of tea drinking as a state of meditation; a mindful practice that encourages leaving behind hectic daily living.
Without technical information on the makings of tea, it will make a great gift for any tea lover as well as inspire novice tea drinkers to sit down with a cup of tea. This book reminds me of the poem by Hamamoto Soshun: “Chanoyu should be made with the heart, not with the hand. Make it without making it, in the stillness of your mind”.
As a practicing yogi I see the parallels in tea drinking and the yogic path. I look forward to having a copy of my own to support me as I refresh my mind and hydrate my body during contemplative moments in my daily living."
Alexis Siemons, Tea Consultant and Writer, Teaspoons & Petals:
“Lu Ann Pannunzio’s Tea-spiration is a beautifully written book that reminds us all to be present and mindful of every steeped moment. She lets us in on her tea rituals and memories, while encouraging us to have the freedom to take a step back and shape our own tea experiences. Her kind and knowledgeable tone of voice makes you feel as though you are a friend chatting with her over a cup of tea in her kitchen. This is a must-read for tea beginners to experienced sippers, as it grounds one in the meditative and sensory ritual of tea. Lu Ann gently guides you to craft personal steeping rituals and discover tea’s deeper meaning in your own life.”
Bonnie Eng, Thirsty for Tea blog:
“Forget what you’ve been told about tea, all those dos and don’ts. Tea-spiration takes the practice of appreciating tea back to basics. Lu Ann offers practical tips on how to get the most out of a cup of tea, and shows us how any tea drinker is already a tea expert.”
Li Gong, Ph.D., Founder of Encha Organic Matcha:
“Reading Tea-spiration brought me the same feeling as sipping a fresh cup of tea, soothing and mind-opening. The nonjudgmental notion Lu Ann poured into her writing is the true offering of tea that is often overlooked in our busy everyday life.”
Gail Gastelu, Owner/Publisher, The Tea House Times:
"Where will your next cup of tea take you? A trip down memory lane? Or, swept away to another region of the world? When was the last time you truly experienced something through all five senses? The heart of this book is that of a tea lover. Allow yourself to experience tea as described within and you just may find “Tea-spiration” to live a more meaningful life thanks to this healthful, delicious beverage (tea) and our affini-tea for it.”
Jane Pettigrew, Tea Historian and Tea Educator:
“A thoughtful and refreshing look at how we should think of tea, prepare it, drink it, and allow it to change our lives. It is a helpful, down-to-earth guide for anyone who has never really stopped to think about the significance of tea, about the enjoyment to be had from every single cup, and about the benefits that tea can bring to everyday life.”
Read more about the idea behind Tea-spiration:
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