Become a Being Tea member!

Tea education that sees, supports, and believes in YOU.

Join a uniquely student-centered online learning space, offering self-guided, holistic, and financially accessible education for your daily life in tea.

“Any tea lover who isn’t a member already is seriously missing out!”
– Emily, member since Feb 2019

The Being Tea difference:
Experience tea as a relationship, not a transaction.

If you’ve ever felt awkward, that you didn’t belong, or that you asked “silly questions” in the places where you’ve tried to learn about tea, you’re not alone.

Being Tea is a different kind of learning space for a different kind of learner.

When you take classes through Being Tea, you’re practicing with a real person. My classes are unscripted and unedited, just me teaching and doing our exercises in real time, so you can practice right along with me at your own pace.

Think of Being Tea like you would a beloved yoga studio, but for tea! Come see what our membership program can offer you…


Welcome to the Being Tea studio!

How the program works:

The Being Tea membership program provides both self-guided and interactive options for tea learning. You can watch our full-length recorded tea classes (60-75 min) anytime, or participate in live Zoom classes with me every week on a wide range of subjects.

Topics are organized into viewing libraries, with more than 150 classes currently available. Offerings include:

Tea Skills classes explore (read more)

deeper sensory development, such as functional brewing techniques, professional cupping skills, classical teaware introductions, exploring tea categories, and building tea tasting vocabulary.

In the Tea Meditation series (read more)

we practice mindfulness training with tea, such as techniques for preparing tea in meditation, seasonal energetics of teas, breathwork (pranayama) with tea, restorative practices for reducing stress, and tea meditation journaling.

Quiet Tea Sundays (read more)

is a weekly restorative space for practicing guided tea meditation, working with monthly seasonal themes and incorporating techniques such as pranayama, yoga nidra, journaling, and gongfu cha.

Being Tea Connections (read more)

is a brand NEW offering, inviting special guest teachers and speakers into the Being Tea space to highlight the numerous ways tea connects to the world around us, from an interdisciplinary and intercommunity viewpoint.

Also new, Barista Series (read more)

is a tailored offering ideal for folks who work with tea professionally in a service setting. Includes baristas, specialty coffee workers, tea house staff, and anyone who wants to learn about tea from the lens of service and professional engagement.


Your Being Tea membership includes:

– Opportunities for live, interactive classes every week!

– Unlimited access all 5 libraries of recorded, view anytime classes, listed above.

– New recordings added to libraries every month, so you never miss anything!

– These classes are created exclusively for members, and not open for public.

– FREE or discounted tickets to other Being Tea non-member events.

Being Tea offers tiered pricing to balance financial accessibility and program support.

All of the levels below have the same benefits. Simply choose the rate that best matches your financial and educational needs. You can also change your level at any time. *For price comparison: Typical rates for classes I teach to the public average $10 – $30 per class; professional classes, including ones that you’ll experience here in the program, are higher.

REDUCED RATE

$10 / month

The “community” rate for tea loving folks with limited means. This level is offered through Being Tea’s commitment to financially accessible education. Includes all live classes and recordings.


STANDARD RATE

$20 / month

My “fair exchange” value rate – what it takes for me to produce this program. If you enjoy about one live session or recording weekly, this equals about $5 per class. Plus, you get all previous recordings, too!


SUSTAINING RATE

$40 / month

Pay for yourself while supporting someone else on our Reduced level. If you enjoy about one live session or recording weekly, this equals about $10 per class. Plus, you get all previous recordings, too!



“Your approach is so accessible to all tea connoisseurs and it was informative for me as a drinker and a tea producer.”
– Alicia, member since Dec 2020

Curious? Take a sample class right now:

Or check out the amazing feedback from our members!


Truly like no other tea education program.


Being Tea membership a living, breathing learning space, created in 2017.
We have years of tea classes here for you! I’m also always adding new elements to what we do, as I’m always learning and connecting more myself.


This program is NOT a certificate course or academic school – intentionally.
This is to allow tea explorers to engage with completely on their own terms. That might be creative playtime as a devoted hobby, or mental health support as a personal well-being practice, or as supplemental professional education.


All of my classes are trauma-informed and rooted in psychologically-sensitive pedagogy.
This framework values inclusive and flexible structure over any sort of rigid form. You are your own guide for what tea becomes in your life. You are always enough here.


There is no pass / fail here, no testing, no performance based metrics.
Instead, you’ll develop an enduring, personalized relationship with tea that nourishes you as a whole human – intellectual, emotional, mental and spiritual.

“Tea with your meditation classes seems to be the one practice that brings me back to the place I need to be.”
– Fiona, member since Aug 2020


Ready to sign up? Let’s go!

REDUCED RATE

$10 / month


STANDARD RATE

$20 / month


SUSTAINING RATE

$40 / month


Looking for customized membership?


I also offer tailored levels for businesses and corporate employee wellness programs.

Contact me below, share a little about what your needs are, and we can chat!