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Exploring the Meaning of Tea 6; Tea is an Act of Kindness

Exploring the Meaning of Tea 6; Tea is an Act of Kindness

There is no mastery in self-service. In this tradition we don’t learn to make tea but to serve tea. True mastery must be in the service of mankind. As we progress, we come to understand that we serve the evolution of consciousness itself, and that the growth and

Exploring the Meaning of Tea 5; Tea is Friendship

Exploring the Meaning of Tea 5; Tea is Friendship

Tea has always been the emblem of civilization and peace. “Through tea make friends” is an old proverb expressing the sentiments we share with tea. Tea isn’t always deep and transcendent; it is sometimes a time/space of calm joy, where we can celebrate old friends and make new ones.

Tea as a Side Business

Tea as a Side Business

Boiling Point, adjacent to JIN The Tea Shop, are two businesses located on Old Town Pasadena’s one-way Green Street.

Tea Fest PDX 2022

Tea Fest PDX 2022

After so many events were canceled due to COVID-19, it was with much anticipation that I attended the 2022 Tea Fest PDX.

Omotenashi in the Japanese Tea Ceremony

Omotenashi in the Japanese Tea Ceremony

When you enter any place as a customer or guest in Japan, you’ll quickly notice that everyone seems to be at your service. It almost makes you feel that you have done them a favor just by visiting!

The Benefits of Buying Organic Tea

The Benefits of Buying Organic Tea

When you buy organic tea you support the organic tea movement. Full stop. What is it that you’re supporting? Your purchase supports organic farmers who have the integrity of the earth in mind.

Tea Blogging Life Cycle

Tea Blogging Life Cycle

Over the last year I’ve questioned why I keep writing. It just gets old, writing similar thoughts over and over…

Are There Seasonal Teas?

Are There Seasonal Teas?

Do your daily tea tastes change with the season?  People ask me about my favorite “tea”. Those of us who are deeply engaged with the world of tea...

On Tea Evangelism

On Tea Evangelism

I wanted to write a short opinion-oriented post for T Ching for once; to get away from the interviews, research, and topic-summary themes.  I talk a...

Make Tea Not War

Make Tea Not War

A few weeks after the winter holiday, I put on a new hooded sweatshirt, grabbed my list and a clean face mask…

How can a tea festival be virtual?

How can a tea festival be virtual?

The 2020 International Virtual Tea Festival (was the Chicago International Tea Festival) can now build on what some of the other tea organizations have done over the last six months, IVTF is offering a weekend tea marketplace along with meetings and webinars and some interactive fun.

Comfort in Ritual – Part 1

Comfort in Ritual – Part 1

Return to T Ching Classics: Back to School Birthday party, baby shower, wedding, Prom, graduation, anniversary . . . so many of life’s landmarks –...

Starting Two New Tea Groups

Starting Two New Tea Groups

Return to: T Ching Classics: Tea Bringing People Together Since this is for T Ching publication -- and my posts have all been 2 or 3 parts this year...

Value of Language – Part 2

Value of Language – Part 2

Continued from Value of Language - Part 1 My friend Rachel Cheng--teacher of the Chinese language programs at both schools--introduced me to Brandi...