Actualize (verb): to make real or actual; turn into action or fact.
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 groups who do a great job with them. If you want those things… that’s also completely fine!
Because Being Tea is complementary, not mutually exclusive, 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; 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. 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 – 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.
I travel extensively throughout the year to work on location with clients; I also offer live e-training for situations where onsite work is not possible. I’m particularly interested in how tea shapes projects of all sizes, across all borders. As such, my clients have included everyone from global corporations to neighborhood start-ups.
Recognize your business on this list? You could benefit from working with Being Tea:
Hospitality, culinary and beverage management
Coffee roasters and professional baristas
Brewing technology development
Yoga, counseling and alternative medicine
Trade shows, expos and consumer festivals
The flagship programs of Being Tea include Sensory Skills Workshops, Train the Trainer and Tea Mindfulness Therapy. These programs create access to hands-on, practical knowledge, through customized private instruction, for growing your business or personal connection with tea.
Being Tea also offers a range of supporting services outside of these programs, including:
On-location staff training
Professional Cupping (technical tasting) training
Menu consult & supplier assistance
Quality Control training
Product quality assessment
Tea beverage program development
Small group & private training
Conference, industry trade & festival workshops or lectures
Available for single visit, short term & extended term projects
Learn more about Being Tea’s professional experience and inspiration here.