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Spring Zen 2021

Colin Hudon

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Spring Zen 2021

Spring Seasonal Tea Club 2021 The kettle whispers and hums through the early morning air as I unwrap a cake of warming, aged shou puerh. Here in Southern Colorado, a snowy early morning squall passed through the mountains. The heavy boughs of the Aspen trees bow towards the earth, reminding us that spring is yet to arrive. For the spring offering, we always include a dark Puerh to bide the time until the pansies, snap dragons, violets and iris officially mark the arrival of the new season. To our tea friends, old and new, we’re overjoyed to share the second...

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The Art of Life in Winter 2020

Colin Hudon

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The Art of Life in Winter 2020

Winter Seasonal Tea Collection 2020 The Art of Life In Winter “I am the wilderness before the dawn.” – Tao Te Ching In the predawn twilight of this morning, I climbed out of bed and placed a kettle on the stove. I awoke early to sip some dark Puerh and write these words. Warming my hands on the flame beneath the kettle while waiting for the house to heat, I sensed that something was different in the air. Glancing out the front bay window of my small home in the mountains of Southern Colorado, I observed a thick blanket of...

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Seasonal Tea Club - Summer 2020

Colin Hudon

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Seasonal Tea Club - Summer 2020

The Art of Life in Summer 2020 As we transition from spring to summer, we find ourselves in a world irrevocably changed. Most years, early summer brings the prospect of increased social engagements, outdoor activities, new projects, graduations and weddings. . And yet, the streets, shops, restaurants, parks, plazas, and airports remain eerily desolate, our natural human inclination to emerge from the colder months curtailed. While human life has been dramatically altered, nature hums along in her natural cycles. The soil grows moist and rich, the days grow longer, the weather is hot, and frequent afternoon rain evaporates the settling...

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