£15.00 – £130.00
2004 Beginner’s Mind (formerly known as “Everyday Enlightenment”)
“This Tea should be called Ordinary Enlightenment, while drinking it everything was so simple – no thoughts, no nothing” as a dear friend said after we drank it in Tea Ceremony.
This might have been the very first Tea I drank (that reduced me to speechless stillness and instant love with Tea) and I want to pass its teaching and lineage on to you. Enjoy!
Currently on sale to celebrate the end of lockdown and re-opening of the Tea Temple and start of online community!
Optionally with a hardcover copy of “Zen mind, Beginner’s mind” by Zen master Shunryu Suzuki. As this book is sold out we’ve only been able to source “Used, like new” copies. I heartily recommend the book as inspiration for your pre and post tea sessions, and to keep your Beginner’s mind alive.
A classic Changtai cake from 2004 containing wild old tree material from Yiwu, this is probably the best priced cake for meditation that Changtai has to offer in this period.
Well aged flavour (minor astringency and bitterness only) with a very powerful Qi at great price, with space to evolve even more when stored over the years, great both to drink now and to age.
400g cake (the actual weight will be a bit less because tea dries up over time).
Formerly known as “Everyday Enlightenment”.
Just continue in your calm, ordinary practice and your character will be built up.
If your mind is always busy, there will be no time to build, and you will not be successful, particularly if you work too hard on it.
Our unexciting way of practice may appear to be very negative. This is not so. It is a wise and effective way to work on ourselves.
In fact, this is the sudden way, because when your practice is calm and ordinary, everyday life itself is enlightenment.
— Shunryu Suzuki (from “Zen mind, Beginner’s mind”)
25g Bag, 400g Cake, 400g Cake + Book, tong (7 cakes)