Have you ever dreamed of a tea immersive designed specially for you, custom-made to fit your interests and expertise? Well…your wait is over. Sacred Tea has paired with Luxury in the Pearl to offer you a one-of-a-kind luxury tea immersive in the city that has birthed more tea companies than any other in the U.S. Yes, welcome to the Pacific Northwest and Portland, Oregon, home to Tazo, Tao of Tea, Stash, and, of course, T Ching! Portland has dozens of innovative tea shops, offering more than one can absorb in a week.
Sacred Tea is owned and operated by Paul Rosenberg, best known as the Tea Monk. His tea immersive is unlike anything you’ll ever experience or witness. He brings the art of tea to a spiritual level. His tastings will introduce you to rare teas and his peaceful demeanor will soothe your soul. There is one caveat however – it’s hard not to leave feeling tea drunk.
Upon arrival at Paul’s home, you are asked to remove your shoes. This sets the tone for an experience beyond the quotidian. The first thing you notice upon walking into Paul’s tea space is a sense of peace and tranquility. You immediately begin to relax and even speak in hushed tones as you sense a certain reverence for the space. Paul greets you with a kindness and familiarity that engenders a feeling of old friends reuniting after years of separation.
Now begins your immersion into a joyous exploration of teas (and some interesting herbal tisanes, if you so choose), punctuated by Paul’s passion, interesting stories, and treats. All of the tea you taste is prepared with great care and attention to detail, and all are quite marvelous. You will emerge from this inner (or, depending, outer) sanctum with a heady feeling that will stay with you for some time. It is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.
Paul has agreed to customize his offerings to fit your specific needs and level of experience. This is a tremendous opportunity for the beginner as well as for the tea aficionado. Wherever you start from, you can be certain to grow significantly in your knowledge of all things tea after this week-long stay in the City of Roses.
Paul will design a tea experience for you once you decide how many hours of study suits your specific needs. For example, three 90-minute classes on any topic for $350 or a five-session package of three 90-minute classes plus two private two-hour rare tea tasting sessions for $750. All tastings and classes include flowers, tea snacks, music, and rare teas. This special pricing is per couple and is limited to guests staying at Luxury in the Pearl. Please note that two friends who are sharing the condo count as a couple. If you have a friend who also loves tea and perhaps lives far away, this could be a wonderful opportunity to spend time together while deepening your knowledge of tea.
Portland’s Pearl District, where you will stay in your luxury pied-à-terre with concierge, is the vibrant and dynamic epicenter of Portland. Formerly an urban warehouse district, the Pearl was reborn a decade ago and today is home to the very best that Portland has to offer. Once your tea classes are over for the day, you’ll have the pleasure of wandering around the Pearl, which is filled with unique galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. And, when you just feel like retreating to the comfort of your luxury condo, you will have many wonderful premium teas to enjoy, compliments of T Ching. The Luxury in the Pearl web site provides complete information about the condo and the area.
To learn more about this one-of-a-kind tea experience and/or to schedule your visit to Portland, please contact me at [email protected] Upon receipt of your deposit, a private phone consultation with Paul will be necessary to design a specific program for you.