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I have immersed myself in

the world of Tea

The plant, its terrains, variations, history, rituals, craft, and accompanying accoutrements are a passion, profession and a path of happiness.

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a gift from my teacher

A Jar of Chai Spices

My obsessive love of tea began when I was very small and was given baby bottles full of black tea with plenty of milk and sugar.

My exposure to in-house tea blends occurred when a yoga teacher I loved served her special chai to her students after a class in her lovely home. She gifted all of us with a small jar of the simple ingredients so we could make the soothing and uplifting concoction ourselves back home.

Cinnamon sticks, a piece of ginger, some cardamom pods, black peppercorns and some loose black tea in a clear vessel was a lightbulb moment and the nudge I needed to spark my imagination. I began tasting every chai I could get my hands on, then I’d play and experiment with ingredients and ratios to satisfy my evolving palate.

(Turns out I am an easy cinnamon, heavy cardamom, extra nutmeg, star anise, Assam, and milk on the stovetop kind of person!)

You can taste her impeccability.

The moment I met Dana and tasted her blends, my gut said LEAP.

xx Moon

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an orchestra of senses

tea is music

As I grew up I dove deeper into the world of Tea. From books to online tea courses, travel to tea estates in India and ambitiously purchasing and planting tea cuttings from a nursery in Alta Dena, California in my own backyard, my interest and joy has only deepened and widened.

Tea is mouth music that changes with every imaginable variable - the seasons, the region, the bees, how it’s harvested and when, the scenting or flavoring, the hands and hearts and minds that pick and twist the leaves, the water that is used for brewing, the kettle, the tea pot, the clay, the cup, the lip, the size, the amount, the intention, the location, the sound, the brew time, the brew technique, the milk or sweetener you add or you don’t, the steep order, the time of day, what you ate earlier or will consume with it, and on and on… Endless play, endless expressions, endless freedom, bottomless pleasure.

 

making tea together

With love in every cup

Dana’s taste buds make me weep with happiness. She is collaborative, professional, imaginative, full of integrity, fun, artful and kind. I am grateful for the chance to be a part of her whole. As I look to the future I hope to travel with Dana and buy directly from sustainable Tea farms with ethical and organic practices around the world. I hope you love our tea. I am very proud of what we bring to you. There is love in every cup.  

xx Moon

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