Online Training for Businesses

Ongoing support for your business, through online workshops and customized topics, is available with Being Tea. Under my monthly membership service hosted on Patreon, I offer private Business Tier options catered to your needs.

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 make special consideration for small businesses in terms of pricing, as my mission is to make quality tea education accessible for everyone who needs it.

New classes are released every month, by the way, plus members receive access to the 2018’s “beta year” class archive.

Contact me for questions and details; pricing is based on business size and number of employees who need access.

On Location Training & Projects

One of the things I love most about my work is being with clients in their own native environment – outside the classroom, with their equipment and space and unique considerations. This is where the real work of making tea come to life happens for businesses involved in tea!

I’ve worked on location with folks everywhere from Seattle to Miami, New York to Austin, Nashville to the Bay Area. Even internationally, including Berlin (photo in header), Krakow, Ankara, Seoul.

When you book Being Tea for a visit, the time is yours to use however you need. Often, we’ll do several workshops together. I also include open time for problem solving for you, program development, coaching and research. You could book just a few days, or even several weeks or months. I’ve literally lived on location for clients, so it’s completely up to whatever your unique tea project requires.

Two key components of my on location work include SENSORY SKILLS WORKSHOPS and TRAIN THE TRAINER.

Got questions? Wondering how this all works? Get in touch and let’s chat!

Conferences & Festivals

Planning a conference, festival or special event? Being Tea workshops are available for booking nearly anywhere in the world. Traveling is a deeply connected part of my work, and this very much includes conferences and festivals.

Regular events in the U.S. where you can take workshops with me include the Northwest Tea Festival (supporter of Being Tea for 12 years!), World Tea Expo and the Midwest Tea Festival. Most popularly requested topics include professional cupping workshops, tea brewing labs, matcha preparation, cold brew and tea beverages, and tea meditation.

I’m trying more cities on my regular circuit every year – get in touch if you’d like to learn about workshops available for your event!

Private Tutoring

Did you know I also offer private tutoring? This is ideal for folks enrolled in a certification program who would like some personal coaching for filling in gaps, or who just want to study a part of their program more deeply.

In my experience and based on feedback I’ve heard many times over the years, certification programs often go deep on details, but thin on time in any single area. Cupping and brewing mechanics are usually the lightest areas for time, so working with a tutor can be tremendously helpful to tie some of those loose ends together.

I’ve also tutored industry newcomers, new sales or customer service staff members, and tea enthusiasts. Think of me as your personal tea coach!

Sessions may be ongoing or focused into a limited term series, such as 4-8 weeks. Generally sessions are online, but depending on availability and location, we could also work in person. Got questions about how to get started, or if your needs would be a good fit? Reach out to me anytime and let’s chat about your needs.