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INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

THE ART OF SERVING TEA

Mondays

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

The Art of Serving Tea is all about practice.

The students are serving tea from day one.  I observe, adjust, point, highlight the principles and show the tricks. Still, the main focus is the hands-on practice of serving.

 The groups are small, to ensure everybody has an opportunity to practice every workshop. I will be there to guide you, but significant work is on you! 

WHAT WILL WE LEARN?

TECHNICALITY

Dive into the technicality of serving tea to the public.

The concept of the tea space;

The types of serving;

The choice of the vessel;

Measures and other variables;

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 How to serve Pu'er;

To wash or not to wash;

All about steepings;

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Green and white tea specifics;

Wulong and red tea specifics;

Boiling tea and other options;

Open Date - Practical experience to serve the public.

Once this module is complete, you can apply for a three-month of tea serving internship

at Floating Mountain.

 

THE ART

The spiritual aspect of serving tea - how to make it an art.

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

Chabana - flower arrangement;

Incense and music;

Seasonality in tea space;

Open Date - Practical experience to serve the ceremony.

 

Once this module is complete, you can apply for a three-month ceremonial tea-serving internship at Floating Mountain.  
 

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SOUNDS GOOD, BUT... 

Is it expensive? 

It is really not expensive! The workshops are focused on the building the skills necessary to create unforgettable life-changing experience for other people. With this skill one is always in demand. Consider this as an investment you can return within 10 sessions at the lower/average  price range for the tea ceremony. It is totally worth it.

 

What if I can't commit to the whole module?

I have a Japanese scroll int he teahouse, saying 一期一会 - (it͡ɕi. ɡo it͡ɕi. e) - which translates as every encounted in only once in a life time. I don't record the workshops, but once you are enrolled, you can attend the missed workshop when it is scheduled the next time. 

Am I ready? 

It is for you to decide. There is a Chinese proverb, I would like to share.

- When is the best time to plant a tree?

- The best time was 40 years ago. The second best is now! 

SEE WHAT PEOPLE SAY ON GOOGLE

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COST RISK FREE*

 

MODULE ONE

 

$825

* I will provide a full refund if you do not like what you see after the first workshop.

 

MODULE TWO

$925

* I will provide a full refund if you do not like what you see after the first workshop.


 

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