Being Tea membership…

Creative, connected tea education, from the comfort of your own home or office.

Come join a uniquely human-centered membership program, offering financially accessible, sensory supportive, self-empowered education for your daily life in tea!

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

“I always learn something, and you’ve become quite an anchor of my tea experience.”
– Diane G., member since July 2018

Welcome to the Being Tea studio!

Sooz teaching in Being Tea studio

Here’s how the program works…

The Being Tea membership program provides both self-guided and interactive options for tea learning. Take full-length recorded tea classes (60-75 min) anytime or participate in live classes offered every week on a wide range of interconnected subjects.

Topics are organized into viewing libraries, with more than 100 classes currently available. Offerings include:

Tea Skills classes explore ->>

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 ->>

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.

Our popular Quiet Tea Sundays ->>

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 ->>

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 ->>

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.


Get started today! Practitioner of Tea level


PRACTITIONER OF TEA. Our most popular offering, this level is for folks who want to develop and nurture their regular tea practice, with an interdisciplinary approach.

Benefits include:
– Live, interactive classes every week!
– Unlimited access all 5 libraries listed above.
– Classes are created exclusively for members, not open for public tickets (except for special events).
– New recordings added to libraries every month, so you never miss anything!
– FREE or discounted tickets to other Being Tea non-member events.
For comparison: Typical rates for standard classes I teach to the public average $10 – $20 per class; professional classes are higher.

Being Tea also offers flexible tiered pricing to balance student accessibility and program growth support.

Choose the level below that best matches your financial and educational needs. You know your own situation best – the reference points here are just examples. You can also change your membership level at any time.

REDUCED RATE

$10 / month

Consider Reduced Rate if… (read more)

You think you’ll likely take 1-2 classes a month.

Your income is stable but without much room for extra spending

You’re not supported by additional family resources or income

You’re managing higher debt/student loans

You have a disability or chronic condition that limits your income

Your race, ethnicity, or gender impacts your income


STANDARD RATE

$28 / month

Consider Standard Rate if… (read more)

You’re likely to attend weekly live classes (3-4 per month) and take library classes occasionally.

Your income is stable and average for your field

You have a bachelor’s degree

You have health insurance and access to supportive care like yoga membership

You’re able to spend more freely from time to time

You’re able-bodied and your race, ethnicity or gender do not impact your income​


SUSTAINING RATE

$56 / month

Consider Sustaining Rate if… (read more)

You’re likely to take more than 4 live classes per month and use the libraries regularly.

Classes here are part of your professional education

Your income is higher and your career is growing/moving forward

You’re able to give to charity and/or support small businesses regularly

You can take annual vacation, or reduce working hours

You’re able to go out to eat/drink weekly


Save with annual membership + gifting options!


Also available: Student of Tea

STUDENT OF TEA. Our limited access level for lighter needs. Videos only, in the Tea Skills and Tea Meditation libraries, with 1-2 new selections released monthly. $5 /month


Glowing Being Tea member reviews

This was the best class I have taken. You did a great job of helping me reorient my brain when tasting tea. It was great to really dig into each specific parts of tasting, and really understand what I am looking for when tasting tea.”

“This was such a cool tea class, and I really liked being able to follow along with exactly the teas you’re tasting because it really helped to crystallize the distinctions of different tactile experiences for me! It was really helpful to hear that these experiences of mine were real and can be valid ways of describing the tea.”

What I experienced today even just through the screen is the feeling that I am looking for, to feel the nature and enjoy the absolute peace of mind and the pleasure of life. Thank you very much for this.”

The courses are exceptionally instructive.  I’ve learned a great deal from the sessions I’ve watched. You have a wonderful sense of pace and timing.  It was fun to do cupping workshops with you at the NW Tea Festival a few years ago, but the videos are helpful for many aspects of tea brewing.  I’m delighted that you decided to make your vast experience and teaching skills available to the public.” 

“So cool, I honestly really enjoyed watching. Looking forward to the part two and more Sooz!

“I enjoyed the in-depth preview of class, and style in which it was going to be taught. I also liked how you constantly encouraged experimentation to better understand. Enough guidelines to ensure your tea will taste good, but left enough room for the listener to play around.” 

“I definitely think it’s 100% worth it for a business to sign up for a team membership.  It’s been so nice for them to learn things and have tea experiences that come from a different perspective. Regardless of their level, they have really enjoyed these classes and I have really enjoyed them having access to someone who can teach them in a hands-on way.”

Take a sample class right now:


The Being Tea difference:
Education as relationship vs transaction

When you take classes with Being Tea, you’re practicing with a real person.

Members can ask questions anytime and receive real answers. Our classes are me just directly teaching naturally, no editing, to emphasize how we show up with our tea in very human, unfiltered, unstaged ways.

Classes are developed with LOTS of flexibility for the student, too, including equipment and tea selection. Live classes are fully interactive.


New classes all month long, every year!


Being Tea membership a living, breathing program. I’m always adding new elements to what we do here.

This program is intentionally not a certification course. This is to allow tea explorers to engage with tea on their own terms for well-being support, as a devoted hobby or as supplemental professional education.

This makes for inclusive, self-guided education without the implied goal or financial pressure of testing and performance based metrics.


Ready to sign up? Let’s go!

REDUCED RATE

$10 / month


STANDARD RATE

$28 / month


SUSTAINING RATE

$56 / 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!