A cup of tea is a cup of peace... the whole world seen in a single cup.
- Soshitsu Sen XV
We look forward to welcoming you when the Teashop opens!
Walking in the door, you know you have come to the right place. Warm, welcoming, and unexpectedly, a haven, a moment to pause and relax. If you are new to fine, loose leaf tea, it's an easy introduction. If tea is already in your life, you can try something new. Come in anytime for a complimentary taste.
If you are looking for an experience that can be healing, restorative, even life-changing, perhaps a bowl of tea in ceremony.
I am a tea sommelier who sees tea as something to treasure, to be consumed with appreciation and intention. Tea has rightfully been compared to wine, and I'm always amazed by the immense diversity of terroir and tradition in the world of tea.
Some of the collection is curated for bowl tea. Some just for taste and aroma. Some for afternoon tea, as there is nothing quite like the benefit of a fine afternoon tea.
Along with this comes a dedication to sustainability, and how and where the tea is grown.
The shop name, Leaves in a Bowl, is a reminder of the first ways tea was consumed in ancient China. The tea ceremony we practice today originated with a Zen and tea teacher in Taiwan, combining this ancient way of drinking tea with elements from different traditions and brewing styles. At its heart, it is a ceremony of connecting to tea, to nature and ultimately to yourself.
Bowl tea is offered two ways:
A 15 minute mindfulness session of tea
A series of private lessons teaching the Leaves in a Bowl ceremony
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