journey to the hut; part II. Cleanliness as ritual

I’ve been drinking tea for a really long time now. It’s crazy to think that to most people, it’s just a caffeinated hot drink, but to me, and fellow Chajin it’s a way of life. As Wu De says, “how you do tea, is how you do everything”. This couldn’t be more true. As I’ve…… Continue reading journey to the hut; part II. Cleanliness as ritual

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?

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)