Why do I drink tea?

I will be honest, I don’t drink tea everyday. Some weeks I do, and sometimes I fall out of the habit. But that’s okay. If you are a tea lover like myself, this is bound to happen because, well, life, but it’s important that I keep drinking tea as much as possible. Why? As a Chajin, I value tea…… Continue reading Why do I drink tea?

Liu An; Harvest Moon Tea + the Importance of Learning the Process

There is so much magic within tea. There is so much more to it than its flavors and aromas. There is history, processing, location, and varietal. Becoming more intimate about tea rather than just deciphering what kind it is can lead to so much more appreciation and love for these Leaves. Today my session began with Liu…… Continue reading Liu An; Harvest Moon Tea + the Importance of Learning the Process

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