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
Hello, my name is Sooz…
Being Tea is a different kind of learning space for a different kind of learner. Everything I offer is online (I also teach in person, in non-pandemic times), and developed for welcoming folks who have felt intimidated elsewhere learning tea, or that they somehow just don’t belong.
All of my classes are trauma-informed, inclusive, and rooted in psychologically-sensitive pedagogy. This is very different from academic, didactic, dogmatic style teaching that enforces “sameness” on everyone.
I’m an award-winning tea educator, working with professionals and tea lovers alike. My own practice is informed by nearly two decades of immersion in the professional / trade world of tea, from garden to cup, as a teacher specializing in experiential learning techniques.
Being Tea is about creating a personal practice
I believe Tea – 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.
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.
ONLINE CLASS MEMBERSHIP
The best value in tea education available. More than 150 self-guided courses + new offerings added every month. Livestream classes included!
PRIVATE TASTINGS & MEDITATION
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.
Online offerings available for anytime 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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