Slow Down and Savor Life's Moments
The tea lovers 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 savor life's moments.
Unique gift for women. In her debut book, Lu Ann Pannunzio uplifts and inspires readers in a way that does more than just telling them a story about tea and its history. As in life, tea is about the little things we need to experience (devotions, inspiration, reflection, comfort). Each page of Tea-spiration is filled with feelings and moments (big or small) that tea enhances; simple joys that not everyone may notice or take the time to savor. Sometimes all you really need is a cup, water and some leaves to create your own wonderful cup of 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!
About the author
Lu Ann Pannunzio is a tea enthusiast and writer based in Ontario, Canada. When not drinking tea, Lu Ann finds other ways to incorporate the beverage into her life. On a mission to show the world just how versatile and inspirational the beverage of tea truly is she shares her steeps, tea infused recipes and crafts on her blog, The Cup of Life (www.theteacupoflife.com).
"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."
- Li Gong, Ph.D., Founder of Encha Organic Matcha
“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.”
- Bonnie Eng, Thirsty for Tea blog
"As a tea drinker myself I do appreciate the idea of using my time drinking tea as a way to center myself and take in the world. What Tea-spiration does is turn the process into a meditative exercise where every element is important from the empty cup to cleaning and caring for your tea wares. Her love for tea steeps through the book and through her writing you will find yourself unwinding as though you were sipping on a nice chamomile. Whether you are typically a tea drinker or not, Tea-spiration is a relaxing read that will help you center yourself." - Nerdy Girl Express
"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. 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." -Namaste, Emily Slonina, author of Anywhere Anytime Any Body Yoga, using yoga in everyday life.
“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.”
- Gail Gastelu, Owner/Publisher, The Tea House Times
"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 knowledge 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.”
- Alexis Siemons, Tea Consultant and Writer, Teaspoons & Petals
“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.”
-Emily Slonina, author of Anywhere Anytime Any Body Yoga
“Where will your next cup of tea take you? A trip down memory lane? Or, swept away to another region of the world? 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.”
- Gail Gastelu, Publisher, The Tea House Times