Private Tea Sittings


Tea Ceremony & Tastings


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Tea Room (Spring) Jade Valley


MJ Greenmountain has been studying the various Arts of Tea for 20 years, and engaging in Tea as a Way for just as long.  His sittings offer a rare glimpse into the world of "tea scholars" and traditional practitioners, where attention to important details are adhered to, and a sense of depth and authenticity pervade the tea space.  His sharings are heart-centered and filled with stories, poems, bits of tea history.  They're inspired, meditative experiences.  He conducts these sittings as a ceremony, yet also offers a more informal "tea tasting" format as well, inclusive of some basic education.

 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.   It is an intentional space, and not necessarily a "party" space.

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.


I  Entry Level Tasting 
2 person minimum • $25
45min+  (2 kinds of tea)

II   Initiate 
2 person minimum • $40  
1 hour+    (2-3 kinds of tea)

III  Tea Lover 
2 to 4 Guests • $67
1.5 hours+  (3 kinds of Tea)

VI   Serious Student 
2 to 4 guests• $91  
2 hours+ (3-4 kinds of tea)

V    Advanced  
2 to 4 guests• $130
2.5 hrs+ incense, light snack  (4 kinds of tea)

VI   Learned Practitioner
2 to 4 guests • $300
3 hrs • 3 course meal (4 kinds of tea)                                              Pure Aloeswood incense                                                           live master musician

VII  Old Tea Monk
One person • free
subject to qualification

Service Range: 

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.  GROUP RATES are available for events and special occasions.  GIFT CERTIFICATES also available for Tea ceremony at our location or for a catered session.  Please inquire for pricing.

 MJ pouring Puerh Tea

MJ pouring Puerh Tea

**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)