Category: mindfulness

Tea connects people.

Tea Connects People Our philosophy is that every cup of tea is a connection between people. This philosophy extends from start to finish when it comes to a drinking a cup of tea. For us tea is sacred. It is ritual. It is art. It is spirit. We seek to manifest visibly the ritual of […]

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How to judge tea like a Zen Master!

How to judge tea If you have discovered the marvelous drink known as tea, you have joined a great tradition thousands of years old. Drinking tea is like stepping into a great ocean. The tea world is vast. It is a challenge to know how to explore tea well. It is also a challenge to […]

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Quan yin appears everywhere to benefit

The origin of Tie Guan Yin

The Tea from Guan Yin In Fujian Anxi province in China during the time of the Qing dynasty, there lived a simple man named Wei Yin. He came from a tea farming family, but had great interest in the Goddess of Mercy. On his way to work in the tea plantations, he would pass a […]

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The art of tea helps cultivate wisdom

Tea and a cup of Zen

Zen A cup of tea. Meditative absorption. Becoming a cultured human being. Zen comes from the word 禪 (dʑjen), which is a Chinese version of the word Dhyana. The English can be wrestled with, over tea, but rather than be boring let’s call it “meditative absorption free of subject and object.” You know, being in […]

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The art of tea is a method of self cultivation

The art of tea and becoming a cultured human

The art of tea and self reflection One of the practices of the art of tea is self reflection. If we are human we have a capacity for self reflection. Self reflection is a corner stone of being a healthy human. The greater your self reflection the more cultured you become. It is unique to […]

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Mindfulness pause practice in your life through the art of tea

Mindfulness Pause Your practice of the mindfulness pause is a way of centering into your being. Modern life will do everything to pull you out of your being. You will be bombarded with advertisements, social media stimulus, and an endless minutia of things which must get done all day long. If you are a parent […]

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Evening Rooibos

Tonight I am drinking Moonstone Rooibos tea. It is very refreshing, flavored with our special chai recipe. Rooibos tea is most satisfying at night, high in Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium it helps with getting a restful sleep. I enjoy it with a little cream. Tonight there is protest against Donald Trumps regime again. I watch […]

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Tea as meditation

Tea is a gateway to meditation. In Buddhism it is taught there are six senses. These six senses are taste, touch, sound, smell, sight, and thought. When we drink tea we are engaging everyone of these senses and they become an enriching springboard to meditation. Meditation is settling into our nature and the richness of […]

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