My passion is for mindful, meditative living. The art of tea, especially matcha, with it roots in the Zen tradition, is a wonderful vehicle for the practice of moving, breathing and living with intention. Through writing and workshops, I wish to share this experience with others.
- Meditation & Matcha Gatherings
Want to bring an enlightened twist to your next party or gathering? Spend an hour or two learning the meditative art of matcha preparation. You and your guests will be introduced to the tools of the practice (both traditional and modern), the preparation methods, and various grades of matcha.
Finally, drinking your matcha to encourage a mindful, alpha state, you will be lead through a guided meditation on sensation and breath, just as the monks did when the Zen master, Eisai (栄西), first introduced his disciples to this powerful elixir.
- Matcha Tasting Experience
Not all matcha is created equal. As reflected in price, you can pay as little as $25 per gram or as much as $210 for the same amount. And yes, the flavor profile will be radically different. This depends on every step in the process of getting the matcha to you - from the soil, to the shading, to the cultivation, to the harvesting, and even the storage.
During this immersive experience you will experience and meditate on a few different matcha blends for comparison, as you learn the process involved in making quality matcha.