“Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage.”
Okakura Kakuzō, The Book of Tea
Tea is an experience in the here and now, not easily expressed in words, that has the uncanny ability to clear your mind, open your heart, and settle your soul. Tea Ceremonies are all about slowing down and connecting - with ourselves, each other and our surroundings. Allowing ourselves the added gift of communal noble silence, we‘re faced with our centers, our hearts, the truth of our very being.
Consider that tea is an ancient immersive experience, an original human technology, that helps us modern folk remember who we are beyond our digital tendencies and the attendant stresses that take hold of our consciousness.
“It is a worship of the Imperfect... a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life.” - Okakura Kakuzo, The Book of Tea