Tea unlocks quietude, presence, clarity and completion. — Wu De
An invitation to drink tea and just be.
A tea ceremony experience.
A reminder of the need for sacredness, ritual, and true rest in our lives.
I am currently on a pilgrimage around Ireland and Scotland until the end of 2023.
If you would like me to serve tea to you during my travels, please invite me. It would be a great joy to meet you!
What if I told you that if you simply mix starlight, solitude, silence and softness, you may just learn everything you’ve ever needed to know about everything you hadn’t known? — Victoria Erickson
What is a tea ceremony?
Tea ceremony is an ancient practice of deep listening, stillness, and mindfulness.
We will be sitting together and drinking tea in silence as a collective meditation.
Tea is about reclaiming your aliveness.
A tea ceremony is a space to immerse yourself in the ‘is-ness’ (as Ram Dass calls it) of present-moment awareness.
A moment to realign your mind and spirit.
A deepening into yourself; a homecoming.
So simple and profound, the magic of tea is best experienced rather than explained. Although I will say: tea has a remarkable way of revealing the Truth with a capital T.
What tea will we be drinking?
We’ll be drinking living tea that is organic, wild, and sustainably produced from ancient, old-growth trees in Yunnan, China and Taiwan.
This isn’t your average cup of tea and might be different from what you are used to!
The tea leaf is considered a medicinal plant. Healing and adaptogenic, tea allows us to receive in whatever way we may need.
If you’re curious to know more tea, you can read —
A Life With Tea, a glimpse into my tea life and how being heartbroken in New York in my Saturn Return and synchronicity led me to my teacher and lineage.
Bowls of Soul in Big Sur, a published travel piece about meeting my teacher Wu De at Esalen, deepening my relationship with tea and learning the ancient practice of tea ceremony.
What I Talk About When I Talk About Tea, the story behind why I’ve always felt a strong pull to tea, a brief history of tea as medicine, and how I ended up with a daily tea practice.
A Story of Three Chaxi, a magazine spread I wrote on the practice of creating a ‘tea stage’ and the story behind three of my tea ceremonies.
Global Tea Hut, I am part of a lineage that practices Cha Dao (the Way of Tea) by way of instruction from Zen monk and teacher Wu De. Global Tea Hut is a monthly magazine and tea subscription and a global community of tea lovers, learn more here.
Silence, Garance Dore’s account of going to her first tea ceremony and I love the line: “It was just about being together and sharing a moment.”
The Sacred Sunday series is serving tea in Walyalup / Fremantle. Currently on hold as I travel in Ireland and Scotland until the end of 2023.
Small + intimate
Space is limited (5 per sit)
BY RSVP ONLY
All are welcome at this tea gathering.
TEA LIST: If you’re interested in joining future ceremonies, add your name and I’ll put you on the list.
Get in touch with me to discuss a tea ceremony for retreats and gatherings.
Drinking a bowl of tea just happened to tell me an unchanging truth, which is nothing in this world is unchanging. — Master Tsai Yizhe