Where: Private Residence in W2, London, overlooking Hyde Park
When: 11 May at 11am
Cost: Donation (~£15-35)
This week's Thursday Tea Ceremony is taking place in a beautiful private space overlooking Hyde Park.
If there are more than six people, there will be a meditative Tea Ceremony with one or two tea from wild ancient tea trees. If less than six people, then we could do a Gong Fu Tea Ceremony with one or two exceptional High Mountain Oolongs.
Global Tea Hut had a whole issue (June 2016) of their magazine dedicated to the differences between Gong Fu and Bowl Tea ways of brewing tea. A few people voiced their feelings and I found some of them to be a really beautiful comparison: Gong Fu tea is about mastery, while Bowl Tea is about Mistery. Gong Fu tea is about harnesing your skills, your senses, your sensitivity to the subtelties of the tastes, aromas and energies. While Bowl tea is about equanimity, about being and presence with tea. Gong Fu tea is like an artist, musician or a dancer creating a masterpience using they skills developed over years. While Bowl Tea is like a shamanic ritual that takes you on a journey with yourself.
It is donation based and there is an RSVP/wait list in place, so you are encouraged to receive your space by making a suggested contribution. The seating is done at the table. After tea we will share some healthy snacks.
I am looking forward to sharing a bowl of tea with you all!