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Premium Tea  |  Cha Dao

 

Welcome! I am happy to announce the opening of our new tea shop in fall, 2022.  It is located at One Bridge Street, near the Hudson River in Irvington NY. The shop will feature a curated selection of premium loose leaf tea. 

You will also be able to reserve a session for the mindfulness tea practice known as Cha Dao or The Way of Tea. 

Like a hidden gem, this tiny boutique is hard to find, but worth looking for. I look forward to seeing you soon!

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What is Cha Dao?

Experience the art and practice of Cha Dao.  In one-to-one or small group sessions, join me to explore tea as a path to well being and access the deep, healing benefits of the tea meditation known as Leaves in a Bowl.

"I had the absolute pleasure of joining Andrea Riesenfeld of @leavesinabowl for a 3-part Cha Dao tea meditation this week. Andrea is a wealth of knowledge and through this ancient practice showed me how to be present while connecting to myself and my surroundings."

@truenorthfork

As a practice, Cha Dao or 'The Way of Tea' is one path to cultivating stillness, clarity and healing. Drinking tea has long been a part of  Daoist and Buddhist life in China and is relevant here today as we navigate ways to care for ourselves in this challenging time. 

Tea connects us to nature and reminds us how we, too, are nature. When we drink tea mindfully, we become aware of how the elements come together - earth, fire and water. We can recognize tea as plant medicine for both body and spirit. Tea helps us feel calm and alert at the same time, which is our natural state of being. 

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