Bowl Tea Ceremony
with Kristina Clark, hosted by GGrippo
Friday, December 2nd, 7:30 pm
Friday December 9th, 7:30 pm
Friday December 16th, 7:30 pm
Friday December 23rd, 7:30 pm
Tea meditation offers the chance to re-connect with your self, others and All through the medicine of Tea and Silence. Sit with us in person in our private tea room to listen to the pulse of the Universe that resonates within you. This tradition, formulated from ancient Chinese rituals of Tea aims to make Tea accessible and universal, including everybody that feels a resonance with the Way of Tea. Reserve a spot to experience the calm-alertness effects of Tea drinking in meditation along new and old friends.
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What is tea?
Fundamentals of tea appreciation
with Joe Librandi-Cowan
Tuesday, November 22nd, 6:30 pm
Tuesday, December 6th, 6:30 pm
All tea comes from the same plant – Camellia Sinensis (cam-MEE-lee-ah sin-EN-sis). The tea plant is an evergreen (sometimes kept as a bush, sometimes a wild tree). Its leaves and buds are picked, processed, and then brewed into tea. Tea originated in China - It is thought that tea cultivation dates back to around 6000 years ago when the plant was used as a vegetable or medicine and not necessarily as a beverage. As tea is grown in multiple countries, the styles and overall taste profiles of individual teas vary regionally. Many cultures and countries have grown tea for centuries and each of these tea growing regions have specific cultural practices around the brewing of tea that have been cultivated throughout history.
Join us to learn the essential theory and practical vocabulary of tea culture: tea types, classic processes, traditional brewing methods and appreciation. We will provide a printed reference guide for each guest where you can go back to keep up your practice.
This experience is offered by tea artist Joe Librandi-Cowan, who drinks, enjoys, writes about and photographs tea for a living.
Time with Tea: seating for Tea is enjoyed best with Time, make a reservation for a private tea-room experience
for one or two hours, one party at the time, and enjoy any tea from our menu in traditional Gong-Fu practice.
This is a self-guided experience, one of our experts will start the session for you, explaining the basic steps for tea brewing and then allow you and your guests to continue enjoying and appreciating Tea on your own.
Private Chadao Tea Ceremony: quietly reconnect with yourself, others and All in this a guided, reflective and interactive experience with Tea.
Being present while making and receiving Tea in a ritualistic offering is a simple yet powerful way to attain a calm state of body and mind.
Start the practice of silent Tea meditation and join the Way of Tea -Chadao.
Private Tea Tasting: share Tea’s rich history, beauty, taste and practice. Experience both ancient and
contemporary tea culture while tasting our finest teas from artisan makers around the world.
One of our experts will guide you through the traditional Gong-fu Cha method of tea preparation and show you how to appreciate
Tea in a practical session.
Silent Tea Meditation: This experience is engaging and extremely relaxing, being present while tea
is made and served allows for each guest to connect with themselves and share a deep feeling of belonging.
Our weekly session is now offered both remote and in-person, we gather every Wednesday at 9:30 AM EST.
This recurrent session is inclusive, donation-based and no previous experience is necessary.
Please email us to request the Zoom credentials for joining remotely.