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Tea

As my tea journey has unfolded, I’ve encountered a variety of teas that are truly supportive to the meditation process. These teas are clean and chemical free. Some are old-growth, with deep roots that draw up precious minerals from the earth, creating the possibility for profound grounding and centering. Some are “wild,” raised in plantations where the tea trees grow free from human interference. This natural, wild upbringing allows the tea to manifest its full potential.

All our tea is sourced exclusively from Eastern Leaves. The five teas below have been chosen specifically for use in Leaves in a Bowl meditation. You’ll find my personal description of the energetic qualities inherent in each tea. In a Guided Tea Practice, you will have the opportunity to experience them for yourself.

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WILD FOREST DIANHONG RED TEA

Spring 2021

Yunnan Province, Nannuo Mountain

Naturally aged in bamboo chests

Sun dried

Red-gold infusion

Comforting, heart-opening

Rich yet gentle

Perfect tea to begin your tea practice

SHUIXIAN BANYAN YANCHA

Spring 2021

Fujian Province, Wuyi Mountains

Delicate rock tea

Lightly roasted

Floral aroma

Elevates the spirit: a Shen tonic

Energizing 

After several bowls, you may feel like dancing

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WILD FOREST AGED SHENG PU 2017

Spring 2017

 

Yunnan Province, Nannuo Mountain 

 

Natural fermentation 

Vitality of the dry leaf

Beautiful brown-silver leaves & buds

Visual experience of the leaves opens the heart

Relaxing aroma drops the shoulders

Uplifting

 

DAJINZHEN

Spring 2021

 

Yunnan Province, Fengqing 

 

Extraordinary dry leaf, large buds

Lovely aroma

Full body, beautiful texture 

Softening, overall feeling of well being  

Releases the neck and shoulders

Brings pleasure to the mind, body and spirit 

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DAHONGPAO ZHENGYAN YANCHA

 

Spring 2019

Fujian Province, Wuyi Mountains

Comes from the Qidan cultivar derived from one of the six "Mother Trees" of Dahongpao

Intense flavor

Floral aroma

Strong roasted note 

 

Can feel the energy in the dry leaf and the aroma

Brings energy to the abdomen and up the spine

Empowering, strong energy