Our Tea Philosophy (which is not everyone’s!) is to identify quality as a Tea that Is transformative Comes from trees that are as old as possible Comes from trees that are as clean (wild) as possible Is processed and aged properly (long and dry) Is affordable 1 Transformative First and foremost, I will look for […]
Tea as Space
In short: my Tea practice allows me to forget the stories about myself. And I find it very satisfying because the constant thinking of “I’m like this” or “I need to solve that” is exhausting. What I believe is true, is true. If I believe life will be a struggle, it will be. If I […]
The best teas I’ve had the opportunity to sample thus far in my tea journey. Looking forward to our next session and trying some more amazing teas.
Sheng (raw) Puerh, Shou (cooked) Puerh and Aged Puerh
Sheng (raw) Puerh is the traditional way of processing Puerh, and traditionally it was aged at least 10-20 years before drinking. This is still the type of Tea I focus on as it’s the best for Meditation purposes, it promotes absorption, it really transmits the forest spirit of the trees and is a balanced tonic […]
What Tea To Use For Meditation
A few things to consider before starting Tea Ceremony and Meditation: 1) If you are new to Tea: Puerh is very good to start with, it is easily accessible. Try Sheng Puerh, Aged Puerh and Shou Puerh, experience the differences and which one you like. I suggest selecting at least one Tea with very strong […]
Breathe… have some Tea
Like muddy water clears when you stop agitating it, letting the mud drop to the bottom on its own. Keep on thinking about the problem will only make it more confused, more urgent, more desperate. And you probably experienced that making a decision in a confused state of mind will often make you choose a […]
What is a Tea Ceremony?
It’s very difficult to describe what happens in a Tea Ceremony because it’s such a unique experience but here are words from some previous participants: “For the first time, meditation stopped being something painful and dreadful, and became something I genuinely enjoyed! I never felt more comfortable and at ease than sharing a cup of […]
This is us with Metta (our pet-therapy-in-training pup, her name means “Loving Kindness”/”Universal Love”, the chief virtue of Buddhism). There’s also Vajra (cat, his name is a symbol of Vajrayana Buddhism), and many friends and volunteer that help us and you’ll see often. Paolo I discovered Buddhist Meditation back in 2013, or perhaps it discovered […]
Tea is balance – it brings a degree of presence and mindfulness in the whole of my life. More and more, I find myself very still without particularly trying. Tea is a lover I never have seen the real depths of fully, I never can, the more I see the more She lets me know […]
Eric and Ela (Israel)
The silence and the tea were powerful and together they concentrated our view inwards and focused our minds.