Private Tea Sittings
Tastings & Tea Ceremony
To sit in an authentically traditional space, and drink the highest level Teas out of antique wares in an accessible yet fully PRIVATE TEA ROOM is truly rare. Tea Service is by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
To preserve the ‘timeless’ moment that Tea offers, a Private sitting allows for uninterrupted focus, and a private exchange, where each one is also responsible for oneself. It thus can inspire equanimity. These sittings can be done as a "tea tasting" presentation or more formal, with the focus more on ceremony and spiritual elements.
In all cases, these are uninterrupted experiences that are cell phone and gadget free, with no unannounced drop in’s or phone calls. We get to enjoy the resonance of the space with ease and comfort, without distractions.
Pricing listed is ‘per person’.
6 Guest maximum unless otherwise stated or arranged.
THE TEA SERVICE LIST
I Entry Level Tasting
2 person minimum • $25
45min – 1 hour
2 person minimum • $40
III Tea Lover
2 to 4 Guests • $67
VI Serious Student
2 to 4 guests• $91
2 to 4 guests• $130
2.5 hrs, incense, light snack
VI Learned Practitioner
2 to 4 guests • $300
3 hrs • 3 course meal
VII Old Tea Monk
One person • free
subject to qualification
Quality and rarity of tea advance each level. All tea wares used are fine antiques, also which advance to more refined and rarer items accordingly.
**PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT CATERING TO YOUR LOCATION/EVENT. This is a very unique offering that can add an outstanding element to your event or celebration.
All Water used are personally hand-drawn Mountain Spring Water from local Sierra Nevada sources by MJ; this may also include Mt. Shasta water drawn from the Spring at the headwaters, when available.
Teas served are taken from the Jade Summit selections, as well as MJ’s own Private Tea Collection, which he has built over 15 years of sourcing, travel, and personal connections. In the more advanced sittings, only Private Teas from this collection would be accessed. Some of these Teas are the rarest of rare, and, in many cases, no longer available and/or sourced from other private collections and auctions.
For higher level sittings, vegetarian Japanese Cuisine will be prepared and served. (Hiroko, MJ’s Japanese wife, is a Certified Chef, and a practitioner of “SHOJIN RIORI” (Japanese Monk Food Preparation)