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Diet, The Way of Tea and Living in Harmony

Diet, The Way of Tea and Living in Harmony

We observe in Nature certain fundamental realities and by aligning our lives with these realities, we find harmony between nature and culture.

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Chinese Medicine and Red Tea

Chinese Medicine and Red Tea

Elevation, an Old-Bush Assamica Red Tea from Sun Moon Lake, Nantou, Taiwan, serves perfectly to explore ideas of terroir (as well as social context or social terroir), man’s relationship to the macrocosm and the virtues of red tea.

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Music and Tea

Music and Tea

They compliment one another perfectly, and when the selection of music aptly hems a tea ceremony, a prosaic meditative experience is elevated to a sublime artistic expression.

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History of Tea Podcast

A very nice, well-researched podcast on the history of tea by our friend Steve Temkin: History of Tea

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The Six Values of Cha Tao (The Way of Tea)

The Six Values of Cha Tao (The Way of Tea)

1 Meditation- The cultivation of Stillness, Awareness, Concentration, Wisdom and Presence. Includes Prayer, Offerings, Devotional Acts, the Study of Holy Texts and Masters of Bygone Eras. The intentional attendance to our interior lives. Existing freely in the fullness of our whole being.  2 Virtue- Striving towards the ideal Good that is known through human-heartedness and the quiet voice of the conscience. To Be Good and Virtuous not as one Ought to be, but as one Is in their true Self. Morality based on the purification of the mind and emotions through meditation, self-observation and the insight that All Life is...

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