Sign Up For News & Updates (only the important ones)

Follow Us

Icon made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com

Jacob's Story

Close your eyes.

Take one deep inhale.

And slowly exhale...

How did it feel?

The first time I consciously took a breath like this I remembered it feeling amazing. I was astounded that a simple shift of focus could make me feel such way, like a blissful massage after a long trek ( even if it was for a few seconds). I also knew that massages only feel good because there are some deeper underlying issues, in this case with the mind.

Fast forward four years to 2016 and I am drinking my first cup of aged Puer with a small group of tea enthusiasts, in a peaceful little tea-house, in the middle of the ultra-fast-paced Guangzhou. I was attempting to meditate while drinking and I found it too difficult to shake off all the noise in my mind after a busy day. As I continued sipping I noticed a sudden sea-change, the storm in mind had suddenly calmed and it was after a couple more similar instances that I'd started suspecting the tea I was drinking. This was the beginning of my fascination with Puer. 

Mindfulness and tea are the perfect companions for one another; slowing down to appreciate tea and through tea we slow down. 

April's Story

During the years I was working in advertisement, I was constantly busy. I was spearheading towards goals, goals that if achieved, I believed would make me happy. But now I know, happiness is not something to be found.

I'd met Jacob in Guangzhou in 2016 and he'd invited me to a tea session and something unexpected happened; I fell in love... with tea. The warmth of the tea flowed through my body and left me feeling calm and soft. I started to become aware of my body through appreciating the subtle changes in taste, smell, and feel. My senses and awareness were awakened and a sense of peacefulness washed over me. At this moment, I'd realised that happiness is not something attained but a state of comfort and ease in the moment. 

Drinking tea at this tea house had shown me how inclusive and diverse tea-drinking is, anyone can just sit down and enjoy a cup together or you can have it privately with friends and family, or on your own.

I will continue to learn from tea and share tea with others in my life time, hopefully you will like it :)

0