Sunday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony
Jun
17
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony

“The Way of Tea,” or Cha Dao, is a tradition from ancient Chinese lineage that has been rooted in Daoism for many thousands of years. The elevation of tea drinking into a Way, or a Dao, transforms this simple practice into a moving meditation. As a living art form, the five elements meet in perfect harmony and lead the way for a deeper connection to self, to nature, and to community. Tea as ceremony encourages the unfurling of an awakened calm that lends itself to both presence and stillness of mind. $10–$20 donation is suggested but not required. All are welcome, regardless of financial contribution.

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Saturday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Saturday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony

“The Way of Tea,” or Cha Dao, is a tradition from ancient Chinese lineage that has been rooted in Daoism for many thousands of years. The elevation of tea drinking into a Way, or a Dao, transforms this simple practice into a moving meditation. As a living art form, the five elements meet in perfect harmony and lead the way for a deeper connection to self, to nature, and to community. Tea as ceremony encourages the unfurling of an awakened calm that lends itself to both presence and stillness of mind. $10–$20 donation is suggested but not required. All are welcome, regardless of financial contribution.

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Tea & Live Music | Jordan Dodson & Charlotte Mundy
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Tea & Live Music | Jordan Dodson & Charlotte Mundy

The genre-blurring combination of Charlotte Mundy’s "celestial" voice (The New York Times) and Jordan Dodson‘s warm virtuosity offers varied perspectives of love, from the rapturous embrace to the excruciating memory. Running a gamut of styles Charlotte and Jordan take listeners into both the thorniest and most sacred corners of ecstatic love.

 

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History in a Bowl of Tea
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

History in a Bowl of Tea

Join us for our second tea talk and interactive workshop series, “History in a Bowl of Tea: Tea in the Song Period,” as we explore the unique history, art, and craft of tea culture during the Song period (960-1279). Learn how today’s matcha craze has its origins in the tenth century as scholars, monks, and emperors alike celebrated the flavors of powdered tea in poetry and prose, paintings and elegant tea gatherings. Examine antique teawares from the Song period and learn about the diversity of ceramics that marked this time as a “golden age” for tea. This tea talk and interactive workshop will include a step-by-step demonstration of the grinding of Song period-style powdered tea followed by a diancha tea tasting, conducted using historically accurate reproduced powdered tea recipe served using antique and period-appropriate teawares, giving the audience a rare opportunity to experience and drink tea as would have been done millennia ago!

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Tea & Live Classics| Jordan Dodson solo
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Tea & Live Classics| Jordan Dodson solo

Performance Today describes classical guitarist Jordan Dodson as “one of the top young guitarists of his generation.” A winner of the Astral Artists 2013 National Auditions, he is an active soloist and chamber musician based in New York and Philadelphia. Repertoire includes music by Johann Sebastian Bach, John Dowland, Golfam Khayam, Nicole Murphy, and original compositions.

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Morning Tea Meditation
May
20
11:00 AM11:00

Morning Tea Meditation

There’s an old Zen saying that states “Tea and Zen are of one taste”. Join us every Sunday morning as we explore the subtle connection between tea and mindful practices through a guided meditation and a tea gathering led my local tea and Zen practitioner Scott Norton. Sit as quietude is paired with the faint sound of the boiling kettle, the soft aroma of incense, and the exquisite taste of tea. Every Sunday tea meditation will feature a different tea tradition, ranging from Japanese chanoyu, Chinese gong fu cha, or the Korean Buddhist tea meditation, as well as a 40 minute guided meditation. The meditation session begins promptly at 11am with the ringing of the bell so please come early to prepare. A $20 fee helps to pay for tea, incense, and the continuation of mediation practice at Floating Mountain Tea House.

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Tea & Live Jazz| VITA KAY & LEANDRO PELLEGRINO
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Tea & Live Jazz| VITA KAY & LEANDRO PELLEGRINO

Vita grew up in a Soviet republic of Kazakhstan studying classical piano. She later sang in a variety of choirs, from classical to gospel, in Russia & UK. She got introduced to Jazz, Bossa Nova and traditional Indian call & response devotional singing (kirtan) in London, where she met some fabulous musicians.
She divides her time between London, NYC, The Berkshires & Greek island of Corfu performing jazz & bossa nova as well as leading kirtan.

Leandro Pellegrino is an internationally acclaimed guitarist who has been steadily developing his reputation as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Leandro studied music composition and Jazz improvisations in during his teenage years. After earning his Bachelor degree, Leandro auditioned for the prestigious Berklee College of Music and was awarded a full-ride scholarship to pursue his studies in Jazz and improvised music. He was also the first South American guitarist to ever win the Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition.
He has gained an impressive reputation among his peers and had the chance to work with many of the greatest Jazz musicians in activity. He has already performed with Dave Liebman, Danilo Perez, Manu Katché, John Pattittuci, Bob Cranshaw, Terri Lyne Carrington, Romero Lubambo, Eric Harland, Donny McCaslin, Gerald Clayton, Erik Truffaz, among others. He is also part of the Grammy award-winner album “Beautiful Life” by the exceptional jazz singer Dianne Reeves..

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Sunday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony

“The Way of Tea,” or Cha Dao, is a tradition from ancient Chinese lineage that has been rooted in Daoism for many thousands of years. The elevation of tea drinking into a Way, or a Dao, transforms this simple practice into a moving meditation. As a living art form, the five elements meet in perfect harmony and lead the way for a deeper connection to self, to nature, and to community. Tea as ceremony encourages the unfurling of an awakened calm that lends itself to both presence and stillness of mind. $10–$20 donation is suggested but not required. All are welcome, regardless of financial contribution.

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Saturday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Saturday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony

“The Way of Tea,” or Cha Dao, is a tradition from ancient Chinese lineage that has been rooted in Daoism for many thousands of years. The elevation of tea drinking into a Way, or a Dao, transforms this simple practice into a moving meditation. As a living art form, the five elements meet in perfect harmony and lead the way for a deeper connection to self, to nature, and to community. Tea as ceremony encourages the unfurling of an awakened calm that lends itself to both presence and stillness of mind. $10–$20 donation is suggested but not required. All are welcome, regardless of financial contribution.

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Tea & Live Music | BASSIC VIBES
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Tea & Live Music | BASSIC VIBES

The duo BASSIC VIBES is mostly playing compositions of Erich Fischer.
His pieces originate from the stylistically manyfold and diversified world of jazz.

The music of this „chamber-jazz-duo“ has been arranged in an original and interesting way. Both of the two musicians are playing on their instruments melodies, chords, and improvisations. The plucked and bowed strings of the double bass, combined with the beaten and bowed bars of the vibraphone, result in charming and beautiful colors of sounds. All these peculiarities of BASSIC VIBES are presenting „good vibes“ to the audience.

In springtime 2016 the first CD of Bassic Vibes «autumn waltz» was published
by the well known Swiss jazz label unit records. All the twelve pieces are original
compositions from Erich Fischer.

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History in a Bowl of Tea
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

History in a Bowl of Tea

Tea is a drink like no other. With over 6000 years of history, tea has been both a traditional folk medicine and an everyday beverage, an elixir for emperors, and an aid to monks in meditation. In "History in a Bowl of Tea", we will trace tea from its mythic origins through to the many forms it’s taken over the ages up to what we recognize tea to be today. Through a lecture and interactive tasting workshop, we will learn about period-specific production styles and taste the many variations tea has taken, from the boiled tea of the Han dynasty, to the early literati forms of the Tang and later Song periods, followed by the steeped teas prepared in the style of the Ming and Qing. Each tasting will be conducted using antique and period-appropriate teawares, giving the audience a rare opportunity to experience and drink tea as would have been done millennia ago!

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All About Puerh & Hei Cha
Mar
28
6:30 AM06:30

All About Puerh & Hei Cha

In the second installment of tea talks and tastings at Floating Mountain Tea House, “All About Puer and Heicha” will explore the diverse and complex flavors and production styles that are China’s aged, fermented, and fully oxidized teas. With a history that spans 6000 years, puer and heicha have been both medicine and currency, imperial elixir and everyday beverage, and have shaped cultures from Tibet to Hong Kong, Russia and America. Join local tea scholar and tea practitioner Scott Norton as he brews these unique teas, exploring their origins, focusing on brewing techniques, uncovering the differences between “raw” and “cooked” puer, and much more. Space is limited, reserve your seat in advance.

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Saturday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Saturday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony

“The Way of Tea,” or Cha Dao, is a tradition from ancient Chinese lineage that has been rooted in Daoism for many thousands of years. The elevation of tea drinking into a Way, or a Dao, transforms this simple practice into a moving meditation. As a living art form, the five elements meet in perfect harmony and lead the way for a deeper connection to self, to nature, and to community. Tea as ceremony encourages the unfurling of an awakened calm that lends itself to both presence and stillness of mind. $10–$20 donation is suggested but not required. All are welcome, regardless of financial contribution.

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Tea & Movie Night
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Tea & Movie Night

In The Tea Explorer, Jeff Fuchs shares his passion for tea and its history by taking viewers on a fascinating journey along the ancient tea horse road. Through his epic journey, Fuchs unlocks the largely unwritten history tucked away in the memories of the aging traders and inhabitants along the trade route.

Exclusive screening at Floating Mountain - Tea house + Gallery on March 22nd, at 7PM, presented by Museum of Tea. Stay after for a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Click here to see trailer:  http://90thparallel.ca/portfolio/the-tea-explorer/

Come early if you would like to settle with a pot of tea from the Floating Mountain Tea List to enjoy during screening.

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Artist Talk: Silver Art by Chuxin Zhang "Seek the soul"
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Talk: Silver Art by Chuxin Zhang "Seek the soul"

Silver Art by Chuxin Zhang "Seek the soul" invites you to a journey of self-realization. From "Think outside the box" to "Bodhi (Awaken)", each piece has a spiritual message. 

Beautifully composed, all pieces are hand-made in pure silver. "I mix several materials in my sculpture, including clay, wood, found metals and silver clay." - Chuxin says. "I feel that working in a single medium is restrictive, and each element brings its association and meaning to work."

Graduated from Xi'an Languages Universities of China in 2004, Chuxin followed her passion for an art and continued studying calligraphy in China and later on, in Silver and Clay Art School in Singapore. 

Don't miss an opportunity to meet Chuxin and learn more about her art and vision during Artist Talk on March 15th at Floating Mountain. 

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All About Wulong
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

All About Wulong

Come by Floating Mountain on Wednesday evening, March 14th, for an in-depth talk and tasting of China’s most renown and rare wulong teas! Local tea scholar and tea practitioner Scott Norton will be serving up all sorts of amazing wulong varieties and styles, directly sourced from the tea mountains of Chaozhou, Wuyishan, and Anxi. The talk will be accompanied by traditional forms of tea brewing, focusing on different approaches and methods to unlock the distinctive and diverse array of flavors unique to the semi-oxidized teas of China.

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Sunday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony
Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony

“The Way of Tea,” or Cha Dao, is a tradition from ancient Chinese lineage that has been rooted in Daoism for many thousands of years. The elevation of tea drinking into a Way, or a Dao, transforms this simple practice into a moving meditation. As a living art form, the five elements meet in perfect harmony and lead the way for a deeper connection to self, to nature, and to community. Tea as ceremony encourages the unfurling of an awakened calm that lends itself to both presence and stillness of mind. $10–$20 donation is suggested but not required. All are welcome, regardless of financial contribution.

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Saturday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Saturday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony

“The Way of Tea,” or Cha Dao, is a tradition from ancient Chinese lineage that has been rooted in Daoism for many thousands of years. The elevation of tea drinking into a Way, or a Dao, transforms this simple practice into a moving meditation. As a living art form, the five elements meet in perfect harmony and lead the way for a deeper connection to self, to nature, and to community. Tea as ceremony encourages the unfurling of an awakened calm that lends itself to both presence and stillness of mind. $10–$20 donation is suggested but not required. All are welcome, regardless of financial contribution.

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Sunday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony
Feb
18
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony

“The Way of Tea,” or Cha Dao, is a tradition from ancient Chinese lineage that has been rooted in Daoism for many thousands of years. The elevation of tea drinking into a Way, or a Dao, transforms this simple practice into a moving meditation. As a living art form, the five elements meet in perfect harmony and lead the way for a deeper connection to self, to nature, and to community. Tea as ceremony encourages the unfurling of an awakened calm that lends itself to both presence and stillness of mind. $10–$20 donation is suggested but not required. All are welcome, regardless of financial contribution.

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Saturday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony
Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Saturday Cha Dao Tea Ceremony

“The Way of Tea,” or Cha Dao, is a tradition from ancient Chinese lineage that has been rooted in Daoism for many thousands of years. The elevation of tea drinking into a Way, or a Dao, transforms this simple practice into a moving meditation. As a living art form, the five elements meet in perfect harmony and lead the way for a deeper connection to self, to nature, and to community. Tea as ceremony encourages the unfurling of an awakened calm that lends itself to both presence and stillness of mind. $10–$20 donation is suggested but not required. All are welcome, regardless of financial contribution.

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Cha Dao Tea Ceremony
Feb
3
11:00 AM11:00

Cha Dao Tea Ceremony

“The Way of Tea,” or Cha Dao, is a tradition from ancient Chinese lineage that has been rooted in Daoism for many thousands of years. The elevation of tea drinking into a Way, or a Dao, transforms this simple practice into a moving meditation. As a living art form, the five elements meet in perfect harmony and lead the way for a deeper connection to self, to nature, and to community. Tea as ceremony encourages the unfurling of an awakened calm that lends itself to both presence and stillness of mind. $10–$20 donation is suggested but not required. All are welcome, regardless of financial contribution.

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Remote Vessels: Wood-Fired Wares of Auguste Elder
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Remote Vessels: Wood-Fired Wares of Auguste Elder

Opening reception at Floating Mountain on January 25th, 6-8PM.

About Artist: Auguste Elder graduated from The University of the Arts, and New York University, and has studied pottery independently in Philadelphia, Paris, and New York City. He has been a visiting artist at Salem Art Works (SAW) since 2015, where he focuses primarily on wood-firing vessels and urns inspired by Japanese and Etruscan wares. His pottery is in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library and The American Buddhist Study Center, and has also appeared in Ceramics Monthly. Elder teaches art to high school students full time at The Calhoun School in Manhattan, NY, and pottery at Clayhouse in Brooklyn, NY.

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Cha Dao Tea Ceremony
Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

Cha Dao Tea Ceremony

“The Way of Tea,” or Cha Dao, is a tradition from ancient Chinese lineage that has been rooted in Daoism for many thousands of years. The elevation of tea drinking into a Way, or a Dao, transforms this simple practice into a moving meditation. As a living art form, the five elements meet in perfect harmony and lead the way for a deeper connection to self, to nature, and to community. Tea as ceremony encourages the unfurling of an awakened calm that lends itself to both presence and stillness of mind. $10–$20 donation is suggested but not required. All are welcome, regardless of financial contribution.

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Tea & Live Jazz: Holiday Swing with Svetlana Shmulyian
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Tea & Live Jazz: Holiday Swing with Svetlana Shmulyian

"Prepare to swing and be moved" (JazzLives) as Svetlana and her band sprinkles her magic in this rare intimate show featuring beloved holiday swing classics as well as some of Svetlana's originals and jazz covers - and feel your pulse quicken and your heart thaw out from the winter blues! Hot delicious boiling white tea is to be served unlimitedly through the night to keep you warm and happy! (Full tea list also available for purchase)

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Tea & Live Jazz: Beat Kaestli
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Tea & Live Jazz: Beat Kaestli

Join us for an intimate evening of tea and live jazz with Beat Kaestli. We promise to keep you warm with the beautiful tunes and unlimited tea throughout the night!

Brazil meets Jazz - A Tribute to Cole Porter and Tom Jobim. Inspired by Porter and Jobim mutual admiration, Kaestli put together a tribute dedicated to these two exceptional composers. Songs like “Love for Sale”, “Just one of those things”, How Insensitive”, “ So in Love" and “Agua de Beber” receive a unique treatment by this multicultural band and their diverse musical perspectives breath new life in these well-known standards.

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Tea & Live Music | YY Sisters
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Tea & Live Music | YY Sisters

YY Sisters aim to preserve the traditional folk music of ancient peoples by bringing new perspective and reverence to age old music. The repertoire includes works by composers as diverse as Armenian 5th century historian Movses Khorenaci to English medieval carols and early American music. 

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Tea & Live Jazz | Lucine Yeghiazaryan
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Tea & Live Jazz | Lucine Yeghiazaryan

Lucine Yeghiazaryan is back at Floating Mountain for a beautiful evening of Música popular Brasiliera, which is a later branch of bossa nova that become popular in the 60s and 70s through some of the most popular musicians of that era like Elis Regina, Chico Buerque, Milton Nascimento, Toninho Horta and Gilberto Gil.
Complimentary tea is served through the night. 

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T: Exploration And Experience Of The Tea Bowl. Handcrafted ceramic and glass works by Alana Wilson and Romy Northover | Cha Dao Tea Ceremony
Nov
4
4:00 PM16:00

T: Exploration And Experience Of The Tea Bowl. Handcrafted ceramic and glass works by Alana Wilson and Romy Northover | Cha Dao Tea Ceremony

“The Way of Tea,” or Cha Dao, is a tradition from ancient Chinese lineage that has been rooted in Daoism for many thousands of years. The elevation of tea drinking into a Way, or a Dao, transforms this simple practice into a moving meditation. As a living art form, the five elements meet in perfect harmony and lead the way for a deeper connection to self, to nature, and to community. Tea as ceremony encourages the unfurling of an awakened calm that lends itself to both presence and stillness of mind.

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T: Exploration And Experience Of The Tea Bowl. Handcrafted ceramic and glass works by Alana Wilson and Romy Northover | Cha Dao Tea Ceremony
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

T: Exploration And Experience Of The Tea Bowl. Handcrafted ceramic and glass works by Alana Wilson and Romy Northover | Cha Dao Tea Ceremony

“The Way of Tea,” or Cha Dao, is a tradition from ancient Chinese lineage that has been rooted in Daoism for many thousands of years. The elevation of tea drinking into a Way, or a Dao, transforms this simple practice into a moving meditation. As a living art form, the five elements meet in perfect harmony and lead the way for a deeper connection to self, to nature, and to community. Tea as ceremony encourages the unfurling of an awakened calm that lends itself to both presence and stillness of mind.
 

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