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Sprout

Trace the origins of tea’s growing popularity abroad since the 17th century.

What You'll do

We’ll sail to Europe to uncover the roots of tea’s globalization and its lasting impact on tea culture. Then, we return to China to explore mysticism and intuition in tea crafting.

Lastly, we travel to Fujian to revisit an accident in Tong Mu Guan that gave rise to the clandestine propagation of camellia sinensis throughout the world.

How It Works

1. Book Session
Choose a date and time
2. Take Delivery
Kits arrive before your session
3. Join Online
Sessions are hosted live on Zoom

Tasting Menu

Lapsang Souchong 2020
White Peony No. 91

Your Hosts

Rong
Co-founder, Shifting Senses
"Curiosity is the beginning of understanding." says Rong Gao of her approach to tea. Born in China, she spent her formative years in her family teahouse, or as she puts it: "Tea is in my roots."

Weaving inherited cultural wisdom with her interests in anthropology, history, traditional medicine, economics and spirituality, Rong leads our Destination Tastings experiences, using intimate, first-person storytelling to illuminate and bring context to the breadth and complexity of Chinese culture over tea.
Levi
Co-founder, Shifting Senses
"When I get quiet enough to listen, tea can tell me so much about who I am. It connects me to the past, and the stories it carries hold a mirror to the present."

An inveterate coffee drinker turned lao cha gui, Levi searches to locate commonalities between seemingly disparate concepts and tea one sip at a time.

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Upcoming Sessions

Fri, Aug 2
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM (Eastern Time)

$1,200.00

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$1,200.00

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