Experience tea as a relationship.

“To be” is to inter-be. You cannot just be by yourself alone. You have to inter-be with every other thing.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

Being Tea is about practice.

I believe Tea – practicing, learning, sharing and teaching – to be one of humanity’s most powerful connectors.

Tea is so much more than a beverage – it is an ancient culture, a way of life, and a contemplative teacher. Tea touches all of your senses, supporting body, intellect and emotion. A tea practice teaches us to be vulnerable as we sit in the present moment, and witnesses our being listened to.

Tea is a living study and distinctly benefits from relationship-style learning. Tea is also a philosophy, and one that can serve us very well in stressful, intense times. This is how I teach tea, and this is how I listen to Tea.

Hello, my name is Sooz…

I’m an award winning tea educator, working with professionals and enthusiasts alike. My own practice is informed by nearly two decades of immersion in the professional / trade world of tea, from garden to cup, as an educator specializing in experiential learning techniques.

I also offer a unique perspective of being trained in equity-centered trauma-informed education principles. READ ABOUT BEING TEA

Here’s how you can study or work with me.


First of its kind program for tea. Expansive 7 month professional development course, entirely focused on learning how to teach. All online.


The best value in tea education available. More than 150 self-guided courses + new offerings added every month. Livestream classes included!


Experiences tailored just for you. Private groups / organizations or 1:1 sessions. Explore hands-on tea skills and play, or learn about meditation and emotional well-being with tea.

My current offerings available for drop-in:

QUIET TEA SUNDAYS just might become your regular space for restoration. (READ MORE)

TEA & CONTEMPLATION is co-created with my friend / fellow teacher, Adam Grossi. (READ MORE)

SPECIAL EVENTS includes seasonal workshops, series offerings, and guest speakers. (READ MORE)


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