Immersions in the Ancestral Home of Tea
Locate, explore, understand and deepen the connection with your roots with tea.
Immerse yourself in tea's storied lineage with pairings from China's historic regions and experience first-hand how GONGFU practice enriches and expands your relationship with self, others, the natural environment and the world.
Tea is a record of time and space, of our Earth’s history.
Born from the soil of a place, nurtured and revered by its people, tea is a living embodiment of XIANG TU (a village or hometown).
XIANG TU ZHI QING describes the innate longing for the familiarity and sense of belonging to where we come from.
Meet Your Guide
Weaving inherited cultural wisdom with her interests in anthropology, history, traditional medicine, economics and spirituality, Rong Gao leads Destination Tastings experiences with intimate, first-person storytelling that illuminates and brings context to the breadth and complexity of Chinese culture over tea.