Beginning to Understand Wabi-Sabi (侘 寂)

Wabi-sabi(侘 寂)…. a concept from Japan and brought about from Zen, is a wonderful way to incorporate happiness, and appreciation into your life. I am passionate about wabi-sabi. It has genuinely been a life changing philosophy and lifestyle that has greatly impacted my way of everyday living. The Western world is obsessed with “stuff” and…… Continue reading Beginning to Understand Wabi-Sabi (侘 寂)

Bancha, and the Treasure (a lovely kyobancha session)

Our main goal is to get people drinking good tea. There is so much misinformation about tea. For fellow Chajin it can be disheartening knowing that so many people aren’t drinking the good stuff. So, the Hidden Leaf offers some leaves that are the real deal! At first, we wanted to be a tea provider…… Continue reading Bancha, and the Treasure (a lovely kyobancha session)

A Morning with Liu Xiang and a Jian Shui

Welcome to the journal!! Kodama here… this is my, and our first post and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share tea (and many other topics) knowledge and experiences with you all. Nothing is more beautiful than having a tea drunk filled session with one you love. Doesn’t hurt to have some wonderful new shou puerh