What is Being Tea, what am I offering here?
First of all, I am not your tea master. I am not a tea school, an academy, or a certification. This is not curriculum that will take years to complete. There are no standardized tests or framed diplomas. I have no interest to develop any of these – they already exist and there are organizations who do a great job at this. If you want those things, that’s also completely fine, too!
Because Being Tea is a complementary approach, mutually inclusive, to getting the most out of academic learning. It’s about being… not collecting, completing and certifying.
Being Tea is a philosophy and a promise. It’s not a cute name (although I do have a very cute mascot) – it’s just what I do every day. Being Tea is the belief behind how I teach: Knowledge is most meaningful when it is transparent and can be personally utilized and felt. Tea doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it has become. The various costs of admission – time, access, financial, status quo, cultural, intellectual – are tired tropes that have become unwelcome barriers.
Being Tea specializes in teaching for actualization, not theoretical – what can be made real, what can be tasted and personally understood. What can be turned into action and daily practice. Through starting with sensory-focused teaching, we develop a more tangible understanding of tea that allows for building intellectual layers with stronger stability and relevancy. In my experience, this is the stuff that is often very thin on time in most formalized programs, and the experience that tea professionals and enthusiasts crave the most.
Recognize your business on this list? You could benefit from working with Being Tea:
- Coffee roasters and professional baristas
- Yoga, counseling and alternative medicine
- Corporate wellness
- Sales teams
- Hospitality, culinary and beverage management
- Brewing technology development
- Trade shows, expos and consumer festivals
Learn more about Being Tea’s personal inspiration and my own background in tea and other disciplines here. You can also drop me a note and get in touch with me directly.