“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
This is “Being” 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
I’ve come to view Tea – the practice of it, drinking, learning, sharing and teaching of it – to be one of humanity’s most powerful connectors. An agent for both self-discovery and community, Tea teaches us to be vulnerable as we sit in the present moment, and witnesses our being listened to.
What Tea does for you
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
– Brene Brown
Tea touches all of your senses, supporting body, intellect and emotion. Very few other avenues of study can claim that. The actions of preparing and sitting with Tea mirror who you are inside, in that moment. As a medium for an active, personal practice, tea gives agency to participate in your own well-being and find growth in your journey.
Work with Being Tea
Being Tea means removing barriers to understanding. I make tea and practice accessible to teachers and students alike through on-site workshops, group and private sessions, and self-driven online learning.
My own practice is informed by 17 years 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-sensitive support. Discover how Being Tea can help curate a practice that resonates for you.
“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 offers new classes every month online?
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
Inspiration for what we can do together!
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.