You will arrive at the time of your tea-appointment and settle in. I offer comfortable seating on zabuton & zafu cushions on the floor. I can also offer the couch, if sitting on the floor isn't an option for you. We will have our shoes removed in respect for the space. Depending on what tea speaks to me, given the time of day and the season, I will discuss what I intend to serve. We can make adjustments if there are special dietary needs. Keep in mind that most my teas have caffeine, although getting you dosed up on caffeine is not my goal, so I serve tea that is flavourful, yet mild. Some teas will grow with each steep. We will enjoy the first few bowls of tea in silence. This is done so we can focus on the tea as well as on the energy and the sensation the tea brings to our body. Most guests like to focus on their breath while the tea is being steeped. I will keep pouring as long as the "spirit" of tea is present, and we can slowly break silence and start quiet conversations as we progress with our tea. Guests sometimes like to talk about my perspective on a given tea, or want to know more about the ceremony. I'm a student of tea, and am happy to share what I have learnt from my teachers.
I provide a timeless way of drinking tea – the elixir of life. Tea makes a journey from being picked, roasted, rolled, steamed, stored and sometimes fermented, before travelling to us in a packaged form. I have been drinking tea as a mindful practice for over a year now, and I have found that this practice compliments my meditation nicely. I have gladly shared the Tea Ceremony with many guests since I started. My guests each have had a unique experience with tea, and I'm happy to serve as a medium between them and the tea leaves. Come, join me on this tea journey, and experience tea in my cozy little tea-room.
Tea. Mostly whole leaf tea.
We will be in my tea-room for this tea ceremony. It's the first room in the house which is on Shelby Street.
Park on Shelby St. or one of the off-streets. There's plenty of street parking on my block.
Tea Ceremony with Rohit