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Summer Tea Retreat 2018

Setting Sun Teahut
Event organized by Setting Sun Teahut

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Come to the Teahut and enjoy 5 full days of living the tea life in the hills.

We will practice tea skills ranging from the Japanese tea ceremony- Chanoyu, to Chinese Gongfu. In learning the skills we will taste a huge range of teas and develop our tea practices. Not only will each day be filled with tea, but also fresh meals made with our garden ingredients will keep us nourished (and able to drink more tea). We will prepare simple, fresh meals each day using hyper-local ingredients when possible. This Retreat is designed to not only build your experience with tea but also to connect you with the rural living lifestyle that make us not so different than our friends in the tea lands. Using the Traditional styled Japanese teahut as our base and primary “Classroom” We will discuss and practice the art of tea, and its histories.

Every Day we explore different aspects of tea culture. We will discuss everything from tea processing to teapot production. And there may even be some juggling!

Setting Sun Teahut sits on 21 acres (most of which is in the woods and makes for great exploring/foraging)

The hut is right next to our large garden where we will be picking fresh veggies as part of our lunch.

Throughout the week, Everyone will brew and serve tea, prepare food and most importantly DRINK LOTS OF TEA! The goal is to expand your knowledge and experience of tea culture. Come with an open mind and lets share some tea!

Some of these things are weather dependent and will be adjusted day of (all have lovely alternatives in case the sky is mean)

Stuff we do:

Cha Xi – Aesthetic tea ceremony, Designing a tea space

Gongfu – Chinese Tea Ceremony, practical skills of tea preperation

Garden – Planting, Picking, Eating

Cook – Fresh spoils from foraging

Chanoyu – Japanese Tea Ceremony

Herbs/plant identification – In garden and woods

Hike –nearby 3000+ft SpruceMt. with fire tower for 360 degree view of VT and NH!

Charcoal – Make and use for boiling water

Farmers Market - Serving and talking tea with customers in a public environment