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THE ART OF SERVING TEA

Mondays, Starting October 2nd, 2023

at 12:00 PM

239 West 72nd Street, 2ND FLOOR

New York, NY, 10023

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PRACTICE THE ART OF TEA AT FLOATING MOUNTAIN

At "The Art of Serving Tea," practice takes center stage. From day one, our students dive into the art of serving tea, where hands-on experience is key. I'll be there to guide you, providing insights, principles, and tricks along the way, but the emphasis remains on your active participation. With small, intimate groups, every student gets ample opportunities to practice during each workshop. It's through your dedicated practice that you'll truly master the art of serving tea.

TEA SERVING BASICS

Essential knowledge of the tea brewing principles.

"Essential Knowledge of Tea Brewing Principles" provides a foundational understanding of the art of tea service. This workshop offers a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles of tea brewing, focusing on key aspects such as water, times, ratios, teaware, and tea space. Participants will gain valuable insights into the techniques and considerations contributing to the perfect cup of tea, whether a delicate green tea or a robust dark brew. Join us to master the essentials of tea preparation and elevate your tea-serving skills to a new level of expertise.

TEA CEREMONY

Working with the energy of the tea ceremony.

In the realm of the tea ceremony, we delve into the exquisite art of working with the energy that surrounds this ancient practice. Beyond the meticulous preparation and precise rituals, there exists a profound connection between the tea, the practitioner, and the moment. In our workshops, we explore the harmonious synergy between mindfulness and tea ceremony, learning to channel and resonate with the energy of this centuries-old tradition. Through focused intention, serene movements, and a deep understanding of the tea's essence, we unlock the transformative power of the ceremony, allowing it to transport us to a place of tranquility, connection, and spiritual alignment. 

GONG FU

Mastery of the tea brewing. Aiming for perfection

"Gong Fu Mastery" is a journey towards the pinnacle of tea brewing perfection. Rooted in the Chinese Gong Fu Cha tradition, this workshop is an immersive exploration of precision, patience, and dedication. Participants will learn the art of brewing tea with meticulous attention to detail, from the precise measurements of tea leaves to the controlled water temperature and the intricacies of teapot handling. The goal is nothing less than achieving tea brewing excellence, where each infusion reveals layers of flavor, aroma, and nuance. Join us on this path towards Gong Fu Mastery, where every cup is a step closer to the perfection of the tea experience.

WORKSHOPS PRICE AND SCHEDULE

Tea Seving Basics

In-Person:$825 (ten classes)

Wednesdays at 12 PM, 

starting October 4th

BREAKS: Oct. 25th and Nov. 22nd

(all are welcome)

The concept of the tea space;

The types of serving;

The choice of the vessel;

Measures and other variables;

Break

 How to serve Pu'er;

To wash or not to wash;

All about steepings;

Break

Green and white tea specifics;

Wulong and red tea specifics;

Boiling tea and other options;

Open Date - Practical experience to serve the public.

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Tea Ceremony

In-Person:$925 (ten classes)

Enrollment Closed

(prerequisite - Tea Serving Basics) 

Five levels of tea appreciation;

Yin and Yang of the tea space;

Five elements in tea service;

The importance of the form;

Break

The breath of serving tea;

The center of the tea ceremony;

Rotation and movements;

Break

Incense and music;

Chabana - flower arrangement;

Seasonality in tea space;

Open Date - Practical experience to serve the ceremony.

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Gong Fu

In-Person:$1,025 (ten classes)

Mondays at 10 AM,

starting October 2nd

BREAKS: Oct. 30th and Nov. 27th

(prerequisite - The Tea Ceremony)

The essence of Gong Fu;

The attributes of Gong Fu;

The principles of Gong Fu;

Tea leaves for Gong Fu;

Break

Preparation of the teaware;

Loading the pot;

Pouring the water;

Break

Brewing the tea;

Filling the cups;

Drinking Gong Fu;

Open Date  - Practical experience in serving the Gong Fu Tea Ceremony.

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