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

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? Well, tea is so much more than a beverage – it is an ancient culture, a way of life, and a contemplative teacher. Tea is a living study. When we tap into this by sitting down and mindfully preparing and drinking tea, we honor our own connection to nature, to humanity, and to ourselves.

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 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.

Being Tea is about removing barriers to connection

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 trained in experiential learning principles, with a unique focus on equitable access and trauma-informed support. I’m a full time teacher, and I work with professionals and enthusiasts alike. ABOUT BEING TEA.

ALL of Being Tea’s programing is available online!

Being Tea Class Membership

CLASS MEMBERSHIP: The best value in tea education available. More than 100 self-guided courses available, plus new offerings added every month. Livestream classes included, too! LEARN MORE

TEACHER TRAINING: A first of its kind program: Teacher Training, for Tea! Expansive 7 month professional development course for taking your tea study or business to a deeper level. All online! LEARN MORE

CUSTOM WORKSHOPS: With extensive tea retail and wholesale experience, Being Tea is proud to offer accessible tea education and experiences for businesses of all sizes. LEARN MORE

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QUIET TEA SUNDAYS just might become your much-needed weekly reset time. LEARN MORE


TEA & CONTEMPLATION is co-created with my Friday teaching partner – artist, writer, yoga teacher Adam Grossi. LEARN MORE


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