The way of tea is ever unfolding with the seasons, every turn revealing new vistas, new areas to explore, winding around forests and lakes, passing through mist and fog.

The tempo of tea pulses to the beat of human life, to the land, the sky and the seasons.

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Quiet time with high mountain oolong and tea journal, my favorite moment of the day.

Una Chung

It’s definitely a way that I feel I’m actively invoking magic in my life.

Alexandria Barnes

Dude, life in abundance. Thank you.

David Prichard

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Yun, Qi and Seasonality—our tea selection

Tea carries the essence of the place where it grew, the high mountain, the cliff or the lake. It is called charm, or yun, because it is difficult to put your finger on, but you know it’s there. When a tea carries the essence of it’s home, it carries you there with each sip. It fills your body up with the elements of earth and sky.

The way that the tea makes you feel, the energy it carries and conveys to the drinker, is the qi of tea—sometimes expansive, sometimes centering, strong, bold, subtle, or concealed. The weather, the timing of the harvest, the skill and effort of those crafting the tea, a lot comes together to make the tea in our cup. Bringing out the best that each tea is capable of offering is the craft of making tea. Brewing it and feeling the tea’s qi is how we can appreciate that craft. 

Tea has its own timing, as do the seasons, matching the tea properly to evoke, balance or support each season is the nuance of Daoist tea appreciation. Tea is never stagnate. Our selection comes and goes with cycles of the seasons, harmonizing with the moment we find ourselves in, celebrating each part of the year and each phase of life.

Creating spaces

Our tray or tea boat creates gravity. It is a centerpiece in a space newly arising. Our cups extend their orbits to the far reaches of the universe. Each teapot is our tool, our vehicle, and our wand to play with the time and physics of that new space. 

Arranging spaces with enriching teaware is where the magic of tea appreciation becomes clearly apparent. Each piece has it’s own character. A teapot quickly becomes a friend to journey and grow with.

Daoist Lifestyle Tea works with potters who know that each piece is alive, and finds high quality pieces that spark the imagination, to enrich tea through form and function, beauty and practicality.

Enrichments

  • Volcano gaiwan
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    $55.00
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    $55.00
  • Light blue gaiwan
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    $55.00
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    $55.00
  • Artifact pot
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    $160.00
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    $160.00
  • Pear shaped teapot
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    $135.00
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    $135.00
  • Travel set
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    $70.00
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    $70.00
  • Tea Boat
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    $55.00
  • Gourd Shaped Stoneware Tea Canister
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    $55.00
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    $55.00
  • Small Reduction Glaze Teapot
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    $125.00
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    $125.00

Tiempo

How we use our time is an important choice. What do we prioritize, focus on, bring into being? But, tea, in my experience, actually makes more time and space than it takes. For instance, you may feel too busy to find time for tea. However, if you start drinking tea, I guarantee 100% you'll become less busy. Slowing down time and creating space could be a matter of simplicity, contentment or abundance. On the otherhand, it could be more literal than all that. 

How do you measure time? Hours, episodes, accomplishments, likes? When you measure in steeps and pots, a new time is born. If you energize that time through the ritual of tea, there is all kinds of space for creativity, deepening connection, feeling oneself, keeping good company, or just being.

When, through tea, you connect to the seasons, time becomes cyclical and life takes on a sense of carefree health and relaxed activity. To be spring, summer, fall and winter is to approach timelessness. With tea on hand, you can find this time wherever you go. Thus with a new relationship to the flow of life, you might find that tea has made space for itself in your world, and actually made a space for you to move about and be yourself. Then, sharing that space with another is as easy as making a pot of tea.

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