“Suzette worked as an embedded, on-site part of our research team as we were investigating tea brewing. She 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, as well as being able to taste the difference between a correct brew and an “almost-correct” brew.” MORE
All good work in tea is inspired by education
My work is about connecting curiosity with physically embodied knowledge – beyond bookwork – so you can work and play with tea naturally, confidently, just as you are. Being Tea does this through professional skills development, sensory-rich workshops, tea meditation training, and private project consulting for tea programs.
Nice to meet you! I’m Suzette (“Sooz”), and Being Tea is my education-focused small company. I’ve been a professional tea trainer for over 15 years, and even received recognition with a World Tea Award for Best Tea Educator in 2018. Teaching and developing pathways for accessible tea education is what I do for a living. This year, I’m also working on certification as a psychologically-sensitive yoga teacher, integrating tea and meditation with yoga. Learn more about my experience in tea and how I can help you!
- Brewing Technology
- Festivals & Events
- Tea Meditation
- Private Trainings
“Suzette is, hands down, one of the best teachers I had the chance to work with. I worked under her mentorship for over a year and she trained me in tea cupping, tea buying and quality control. I felt like she was always eager to share her knowledge with me and didn’t hold back. I am forever grateful to Suzette for turning my passion into a profession.” MORE
“What is most impressive is how she thoughtfully synthesizes all of that experience into the considerable expertise she provides her clients and students. 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
Did you know Being Tea has membership for monthly online classes?
Includes functional tea skills like cupping, professional tutoring, tea meditation and mindfulness training. Fresh NEW classes every single month. PLUS, customized plans available for businesses and private groups, too.
Memberships for individuals start at just $5/month! LEARN MORE
How you can work with Being Tea
Ongoing support for your business, through online workshops and customized topics! Your staff can participate in any of the regularly offered group classes each month, plus we can collaborate on private workshops just for you.
I’ve worked on location with folks everywhere from Seattle to Miami, New York to Austin, Nashville to the Bay Area. Internationally, too, including Berlin, Krakow, Ankara, Seoul. When you book Being Tea for a visit, the time is yours however you need.
Planning a conference, festival or special event? Being Tea workshops are available for booking nearly anywhere, and I’m trying more cities on my regular circuit every year.
Through tea, we learn how to listen to the body’s cues and better modulate our responses to stimuli – positive or negative – in a soothed, non-reactive manner.
Looking to build a wellbeing program for your employees? Tea meditation and yoga are powerful stress reducers and balancing skills that anyone, in any body, can learn.