It was accurate both concerning history and tea. I loved all of the descriptions of tea houses, ceremonies and tools. Everything is described so vividly and in such detail you almost believe that you almost believe this family did exist at one point in time. My one qualm is that there are few adult scenes that seemed a bit too contrived and out of place from the rest of the story. Otherwise, this might have been a wonderful book to share with a budding tea lover. Nevertheless, it was a great read and I would definitely recommend if have an interest in tea and Japanese culture.
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