The Master’s
Tea House

The virtual Master's Tea House by Grass People Tree is the extended arm of the original Master's Tea House in Guizhou, China, historically known as "The Temple of Awakening" 大觉精舍. Throughout centuries, knowledge, tradition and culture has been passed down over many sips of tea, we would like you to take part in sharing further this essence of the Tea House, from our home region to yours.

In Chinese there are three parts to the word “tea”, “茶”: “Grass” sits at the top; “Tree” forms the bottom; and “people” sit in between.

The word originated with our ancestors 2,200 years ago, of the understanding that tea narrates the moment when “all (three elements) become one”. Hundreds of tribes who have called the inaccessible mountains of Guizhou home before us, their craft of tea is a heartfelt tribute to the nature they breathe with. Far from a commodity, tea has always been part of nature, a celebration of diversity and a reflection of humanity.

When we consider the three essences of tea, we find the following guiding principles in creating a tea culture that respects tea’s home in Guizhou:

Grass

Foundation/Root

The foundation or root, 草 asks us to discover the traditions, fundamentals, and cultural truths that are ancient wisdom. How do we know a tea without knowing its root? We aim to uncover and reveal this insight.

Master’s Teahouse Experiences with this icon *木 are designed with this essence in mind.
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People

Self & Others

Turning both inward and to others, 人 asks us to rediscover our roots, listen to our body and intuition. Culture is passed down, evolving through storytelling and we continue this tradition.

Master’s Teahouse Experiences with this icon *木 are designed with this essence in mind.
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Tree

Community

Just as the roots of trees 木 are deeply intertwined together in growth, we as a community flourish. Open discussions, cultural experiences, and excursions into the heart of wild tea trees in Guizhou are a few of the experiences we extend to you in the spirit of this essence.

Master’s Teahouse Experiences with this icon *木 are designed with this essence in mind.
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UPCOMING EVENT
Saturday, April 17, 2021

Know Yourself 知己 - Conversation that Transforms April

How do you do what you do without knowing yourself? Are you ready to honour who you are including your deepest fear? In this intimate class Rui facilitates the space for you to explore, reflect and acquire tools for the alignment of who you truly are and where you want to be.

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Event Calendar 2021

January 16, 2021

The Root of Tea

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January 19, 2021

Wing Tsun Kung Fu at the Tea House (Yin Class)

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January 23, 2021

An Introduction to Holistic Health 養生

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January 30, 2021

Living Tea Experience: Spring Special

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February 3, 2021

Slang with us! Expressions of blessings for the Year of Ox.

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February 6, 2021

How to Identify Good Tea

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February 12, 2021

Happy Niu (Ox) Year! GPT CNY PARTY!

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February 20, 2021

An Introduction to Holistic Health Spring Special 春季養生

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February 22, 2021

Wing Tsun Kung Fu at the Tea House (Yin Class)

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February 26, 2021

Cook with us! New Year Dumplings!

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February 27, 2021

Living Tea Experience: Spring Special Feb

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March 6, 2021

Know Yourself 知己 - Conversation that Transforms

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March 13, 2021

Beyond Tasting - Bird King Da Hong Pao Community Event

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March 20, 2021

Chinese Tea: Differentiating the Traditional & Modern

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March 27, 2021

The Root of Tea

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March 28, 2021

Stories that Transform

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April 10, 2021

Living Tea Experience

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April 17, 2021

Know Yourself 知己 - Conversation that Transforms April

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April 24, 2021

Decolonisation Workshop: Language of tea for facilitators

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May 22, 2021

Living Tea Experience

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TEA HOUSES

FACILITATING CONVERSATION & CONNECTION

We believe that sharing plays a vital role in closing the gap between the perceived differences and the mutual experience of humanity. And we believe that a Tea House can do just that.

Our mission is to encourage much-needed conversation and connection in-depth and breadth within individuals, between individuals and for their local community. We do this by partnering with friends across London and by transforming their space into the Tea House: an open, safe and inspiring environment that reflects their vision and empowers their community to come together, be themselves and do great things.

CLICK HERE TO SEE locations of teahouses