Cheat sheet of bibliographic references

References in the Chicago style format (notes and bibliography) for the texts we read. [I have added some additional info in [ ] to help you identify the text, but that does not go into the note or bibliography.]


  • Note that for footnotes you will need to adjust the format!
  • Note that in a bibliography you put all items in one list in alphabetical order of the surname of the author, you do not separate them out like I do here. (This is just for your convenience’s sake, since formatting for articles, books and videos/URLs is slightly different.)
    • (If there is no known author, you can use the title of the piece for the alphabetical order.)
Articles in journals and magazines:
  • Chen, Tsu-lung. “Note on Wang Fu’s Cha Chiu Lun,” Sinologica 6 (1961): 271–87.
    • [Note: this is the base text for ” The Debate between Mr. Tea and Mr. Alcohol”]
  • Lu, Yu. “Classic of Tea. Global Tea Hut 44 (September 2015): 31-64.
  • Orwell, George. “A Nice Cup of Tea”. The Evening Standard, 12 January, 1946.
Chapters from books with an editor.
  • Hall, John Whitney. “On the Future History of Tea”. In Tea in Japan: Essays on the History of Chanoyu, edited by Paul Varley and Kumakura Isao, 243-254. Honolulu: Univ. of Hawai’i Press, 1989.
  • McNeil, William H. “The Historical Significance of the Way of Tea.” In Tea in Japan: Essays on the History of Chanoyu, edited by Paul Varley and Kumakura Isao, 255-263. Honolulu: Univ. of Hawai’i Press, 1989.
  • “The Western Intrusion into China”. In Sources of Chinese Tradition, Vol. 2: From 1600 through the Twentieth Century, edited by Wm. Theodore De Bary and Richard John Lufrano, 199-205. 2nd ed. Introduction to Asian Civilization. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.
    • [contained Lin Zexu’s letter to Queen Victoria]

(we read extracts but with single author books you always refer to the whole book. In the footnote: give the EXACT page number(s) where you found the information)

  • Benn, James A. Tea in China : A Religious and Cultural History. Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2015.
    • [This contains the section on “The Divine Husbandman invents tea”.]
  • Towler, Solala. Cha Dao : The Way of Tea, Tea As a Way of Life. London: Singing Dragon, 2010.
    • [This contains the chapter “A Brief History of Tea”.]
  • Okakura, Kakuzō. The Book of Tea. Auckland, N.Z.: Floating Press, 2009.
    • [Contains “The Cup of Humanity” and “The Tea-room”]
  • Pauli, Simon. A Treatise on Tobacco, Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate. Translated by Dr. James. London: T. Osborne, 1746. Eighteenth Century Online Collection,
    • [Contains the 17th century negative review of tea, as unsuitable for Europeans]
  • Sadler, A. L. Cha-No-Yu : The Japanese Tea Ceremony. Rutland, Vt.: C.E. Tuttle, 1977. First published 1933 by J.L Thompson & Co.
    • [This contains the poetry and rules for tea from Sen Rikyu.]
  • Standage, Tom. A History of the World in 6 Glasses. New York: Bloomsbury 2005.
  • Surak, Kristin. Making Tea, Making Japan : Cultural Nationalism in Practice. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2013.
    • [We read a section from Chapter 2: “Creating Tea: The National Transformation of a Cultural Practice”]
  • Wilkinson, Endymion. Chinese History: A New Manual. Fifth Edition. Endymion Wilkinson, c/o Harvard University. 2018.
    • [This contains the section on tea in the chapter “Food and Drink”.]
  •  Young, Alfred F. The Shoemaker and the Tea Party : Memory and the American Revolution. History (booknotes). Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press, 1999.
  • Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, William Almack: Journal, MS Add.9529
    • [can be abbreviated the second time you refer to it to Almack Journal]
TV shows:
  • Warner, Adam, dir. This World. Season 11, episode 1, “The Tea Trail With Simon Reeve”. BBC 2014.
  • Cooper Tea Company. “The Heart of Tea Manufacturing”. Accessed Oct. 9. 2018.
  • Farmer Leaf. “Artisanal Black Tea Processing”. Accessed Oct. 9. 2018.
  • Discovery and Science Channel. “How it’s Made: Tea”. Accessed. Oct. 9.