What exactly is gongfu cha? Come find out. We'll have a tutorial on how to brew gong fu cha - from setting up the teaware to sipping the tea.
In addition, Maria Molfino - who has been partnering with the tea house for her Masters project at Stanford - will talk about what her recent research and has revealed about how gongfu cha facilitates emotional and conversational intimacy. She will dig into the specific ingredients, such as ritual and sensory stimulation, that make gongfu cha such a potent social facilitator.
About Maria Molfino
Maria has a BA in psychology from McGill University and a Masters degree in learning, design, and technology from Stanford University. She is foremost a creator and communicator, combinging words, images, and materials to make the most compelling user experiences that both digital and physical. Her latest product is maketea (see http://make-tea.squarespace.com), a physical tea kit and digital guide that teaches couples gongfu cha in hopes of deepening emotional intimacy and maintaining relationship health.