Hello tea friends,

My name is Erick. In Asia I was fortunate to be able to study first hand with some of the leading lights of Chinese tea. Chief among them was Master He of Taiwan, for whom I translated a book on Cha Dao  (茶道) -- the Way of Tea. It is a mystical process whereby enlightened consciousness is sought through the drinking of tea.

Fine tea, in particular aged Pu Erh, is extremely effective in expanding consciousness. It is tremendously beneficial for the body as well -- more than any other variety -- but in this context we are approaching our tea as a meditation aid/vehicle. My goal for the group, is to bring something of this ancient mystical practice to the West, and to offer an opportunity to share in a tradition that stretches back thousands of years.The process of tea brewing, at its best, is highly transformative and highly beneficial to those who are able to wrap their heads around it.

Erick Smithe

6 Mountains Tea

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  • 5 days ago · 4:00 PM

    6 Mountains tea open house

    15 members | 5.00

    Come to our open house, sample vintage and rare Pu Erh teas and enjoy the authentic experience of traditional Chinese tea with Erick Smithe.
  • March 15 · 11:00 AM

    Palate tea -- local tea industry event

    15 members

    Organized by Lars -- friend in tea. It looks good. Am going myself. Check out the link for ticket to the event. Many of the prominent local houses are represented. Event... Learn more
  • January 31 · 1:30 PM

    Tea Meditation

    15 members | 5.00

    Taste rare and exotic teas in a spiritually charged environment. The goal of the process is to find spiritual clarity and peace, through tea -- Chinese tea. The charge... Learn more
  • October 4, 2014 · 2:00 PM

    Tea Meditation Session

    7 members | 4.50

    Drink vintage Pu Erh tea. Drink in the energy of fine tea, and meditate on the flavors, aroma and sensations associated with fine Chinese tea. Our focus will be on... Learn more
  • September 13, 2014 · 2:00 PM

    Pu Erh tea Session -- floor sit.

    4 members | 4.50

    Drink vintage Pu Erh tea. Imbibe the energy of fine tea, and learn for yourself why Pu Erh is known as the king of teas. My tea master used to say that the Way of Tea... Learn more
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