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Oakland, CA
It looks like summer is the time for tea, chocolate and ice cream.  Not only do we have our tea and chocolate meetup coming up July 28th (see more below), but Briksha will have raw vegan chocolate, chai tea and ice cream at a pot luck in Oakland on July 21st via another rawfood meetup.  Ronnie Landis will also be there to talk about his latest book.  Donation for this event is $20. For more information about exact location visit this LINK­


In case you missed the announcement of our next meetup, Tea and Chocolate, here it is!

RSVP HERE for this meetup.

I’ve been talking about Jing City Tea ever since I tried it a couple of years ago and found it gave me a kind of energy that was different than I had ever experienced before. I talked about how my brother kicked his coffee habit with it. I’ve wanted to share the tea with the meetup for equally long. It took me a long time to get the ingredients but I finally did. We visited the tonic bar in LA headed by Truth Calkin who came up with the tea after studying Chinese medicine with Ron Teegarden (an MD who found these medicines healed his chronic fatigue), who learned it from a visiting Chinese master. He says the tonic works on your core and starts creating reserves of Jing, whereas stimulants and stress deplete this. Jing is one of the three treasures that the Chinese believe make up your life. Jing “is the essence, the primal essence . . . the energy that is inherited ancestrally through your mother’s and father's lines,” says Truth. He said he started to give people who came to the tonic bar Jing City Tea no matter their complaints. This meetup will give you a chance to try the tea and learn about the Chinese tonic herbs that are in it. It will also be an introduction to the 3 treasures, one of which is Jing, which have underpinned Chinese medicine practices for centuries. If nothing else it will expand your awareness of this aspect of superfoods.

While we drink our tea, Ronnie Landis will be introducing us to Jing City Tea. He will also give a chocolate demo and answer your questions. Ronnie Landis just hosted David Wolfe and has an interest in following in Truth’s footsteps at a tonic bar in LA. Truth has moved on and Ronnie just may be serving Jing City tea in LA.

We’ll get some samples of chocolate of course, and recipes of the tea. Also, this tea has a cumulative effect, and if you are interested in trying the tea for a little while, I will have small bags of the herbs “at cost” to me (without cost of shipping). I should have enough so that people can try it a couple of times a day for 14 weeks or 1 time a day for a month. I haven’t figured out the price yet but it will be reasonable. If you’re interested in this aspect before the meetup let me know (e-mail me at

If you want to try the tea- arrive on an empty stomach. This is important.


Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

6 p.m-7 p.m. Jing City Tea talk

Break: 15-20 min

7:15-8:30 Chocolate Demo and Q & A

9 p.m. Meetup ends


$7.50 if you want to try the tea (optional)
$ 8.50 to cover chocolate ingredients and venue fee.

Pay $9.00 without the tea
$16 total

People who have purchased meetup memberships get $5 off the price of this meetup- So they would pay $11 for this meetup*

There is a limit of 20 for this event so RSVP now HERE­.

*About Meetup Memberships
If you would like to purchase a membership, you will be able to waive these venue fees (ranging from 5-7.50 per meetup) for an entire year. Go ahead and pay the lower price and then give me cash or check at the meetup. As a thank you gift you will receive a Hippocrates laminated folder on some aspect of the raw food lifestyle worth $8.95. People find them very useful. I have ordered more of them and now have ones on food combining, superfoods, rawfood pantry, detoxification or cleansing, dehydration, juicing, raw food lifestyle, wheatgrass juice and green drinks.
Here’s a link to see what you will be getting and to make your choice on which one you might want. Access the charts HERE­

email me if you're interested in purchasing a meetup membership.

*About Ronnie Landis

Ronnie is an author, public speaker, researcher, and his specialty is nutrition and peak performance. He speaks about raw, living foods, super foods, herbalism, and a practical approach to designing an ideal lifestyle. Ronnie focuses his work on helping people from all walks of life gain greater clarity and mastery over their lives by digging into the deep mystery of nutrition and the profound effect it has on our every day life. The great stressors in our world today threaten not only our well being, but inhibit us from exploring the vast potential and undiscovered possibilities we have available to us. Each one of us can activate accelerated results in any area of our lives by adopting tried and true health practices combined with the technological innovations of our day.

Ronnie is also looking to take his experience and understanding to help expand tonic/super food/juice bars in California!

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