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After all, it was southern China which raised tea to its higher importance; it was Lao Tzu and Bodhidharma, the Taoist and the Zennist, who allied it with contemplation and inspiration, who made its drinking a sacrament, its effects a refined poetic joy.

-- Notebooks Category 12: Reflections > Chapter 6: The Profane and The Profound > # 153

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