“Suzette added tremendous value by being able to marry the traditional art of brewing tea with the science needed to execute it in a repeatable manner…” MORE
Welcome! Come sit for tea…
“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
CONNECTING PEOPLE & TEA IN TIMES OF NEED
FEELING DISCONNECTED? IT’S OK TO FEEL NOT OK – IT’S A PANDEMIC.
Hey there, tea friend…
Through tea, we can still be connected, even while we must maintain distance for the health and safety of our communities. I’ve been expanding live online offerings, open to anyone needing quiet, sensory supportive connection, including day-long tea retreats, interactive tasting classes, and weekly tea meditation practice. Never underestimate the power of rest for your body, emotions and mind. Come sit for tea…
Why Tea matters
I’ve come to view tea – practicing, learning, sharing and teaching – to be one of humanity’s most powerful connectors.
What do we mean by “practicing tea”? How does one practice a drink? The whole truth is, tea is so much more than a beverage – it is a very ancient culture, a way of life, and a contemplative study. When we tap into this by sitting down and mindfully preparing and drinking tea, we honor our connection to the earth, to nature, to humanity, and to ourselves. However we are that day, all with compassion.
Tea touches all of your senses, supporting body, intellect and emotion. Tea practice teaches us to be vulnerable as we sit in the present moment, and witnesses our being listened to. Tea is a philosophy, and one that can serve us very well in stressful, intense times especially.
Being Tea means removing barriers to understanding
My own practice is informed by nearly two decades of immersion in the professional world of tea, from garden to cup, as a teacher grounded in adult learning principles, with a unique focus on accessibility issues and trauma-informed support. I make tea and practice accessible to teachers and students alike.
Here’s how you can work or study with me!
Weekly live online classes
QUIET TEA SUNDAYS just might become your much-needed weekly reset time. Think of this like restorative yoga, but with tea. The idea is to do much less than we normally do, and give our nervous systems a break. Drop-ins and monthly passes are both offered. Includes recordings!
TEA & CONTEMPLATION is co-created with my Friday teaching partner – artist, writer, yoga teacher Adam Grossi, and has been such a strong touchstone for my own stability this chaotic year. Half tea meditation, half shared discussion and readings of teachings both contemporary and ancient, this is a space for clearing the mental cobwebs.
Check out more live events happening every month here: BEING TEA LIVE EVENTS
My testimonials page shares just some of the stories from individuals who have worked with me over the years.
BEING TEA TESTIMONIALS
“Suzette is, hands down, one of the best teachers I had the chance to work with. I felt like she was always eager to share her knowledge with me and didn’t hold back…” MORE
“Suzette is an amazing resource to the specialty tea industry, to tea enthusiasts and to anyone who wishes to invite tea into their life in a meaningful way…” MORE