Upon arrival we will sit and an introduction on tea drinking will be given plus any concerns or questions answered. Once the water is boiled, the first 3 cups of tea will be drunk in silence, then either conversation can occur or we can continue in silence depending on the your preference. Three teas will be selected personally for you. You will see the tea brewed and poured giving the opportunity to smell and experience the subtleties of tea serving. Each cup of tea, being the next pour from the carefully selected leaves, offers a slowly changing palate of flavors. The leaves open more with each cup, releasing its oils and layered tones. After an hour we will close the tea session and say goodbye.
I have been studying, experimenting, and experiencing the art of tea for over 6 years. I lived in China for 2 years and have met various "people of tea" who have shared their love and passion of tea with me. Drinking tea can be more than consuming a beverage, it is a meditation and enlivening experience when done with the right intention. Plus it tastes absolutely divine.
3 different types of high-quality teas
Weather permitting we will meet at Shoreline Park in Santa Barbara where there is a lovely ocean view, beautiful grass, Santa Barbara beauty, and restrooms.
Be prepared to sit outside on the ground while sipping on delectable tea. A cushion will be provided for you. If the weather is a little nippy them a jacket or warmer clothing may be needed!
Santa Barbara Tea Session