The Master’s
Tea House

Back in Guizhou, I spend my days at the Master's Tea House, absorbing the wisdom of nature, our ancestors and the masters of today; Here in London, I reflect on their teaching and ask myself: what is the meaning of where I come from in response to where we all are right now?

The answer for me is to expand the true spirit of the Tea House beyond its physicality into a multi-dimensional space where knowledge, culture and tradition are shared and celebrated. By coming together, what we think and do can stay more in tune with life as it is, reflect the nature of humanity and embody meaningful progression both independently and collectively.

A day spent at the Tea House is an experience that transforms you, something will have changed within you when you leave.

Welcome to the Tea House.


Rui

Tea Houses

The Master’s Tea House  

The 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, it was built in 1924 with the purpose of "meeting of the minds",  throughout decades it is locally recognised as "The practice ground of rites for tea people": "茶人道场",

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.

Come and hang at the Tea House:

Yue Float

Trafalgar House, Juniper Dr, Battersea, London SW18 1GY

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Buzzbar

32 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6PG

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Da Jue Jing She

86 Dian Tai Jie. Guiyang. Guizhou, China. 550002

If you would like to create a Tea House for your business/community, please get in touch here.

Experience our tea, celebrate culture & diversity worldwide with Friends of GPT:

West China Tea
(Austin, TX, U.S.)
Tea House

Stackhouse Village
(Ashiville, NC, U.S.)
Tea House. Taoist teaching & healing.

Tea Stream
(L.A. CA, U.S.)
Tea House

Casa De Cha
(New South Wales, Australia)
Tea Experience & Education

Serendipi The
(Paris, France)
Tea Experience & Education

Homeforawhile
(Pretoria, South Africa)
Tea Experience & Education

On The Pathless Path (Following the van, South Africa)
Unstuck. Connect. Transform.  

Fivelements Habitat (Hong Kong)
Holistic health & wellness. Healing.


White Oak Wellness (Silverton, OR, U.S.)
TCM. Holistic Health. Tea.

Steap'd Tea
(Chicago, U.S)
Tea Experience. Culture. Education.

Diwān Maison de Thé (Rennes, France)
Tea House.

education

On-going Master Class

The Master’s Tea House Education Series is run by Rui Liu, founder of Grass People Tree. It is supported by the shared knowledge of Master Lin, The Master’s Tea House and the indigenous tribes of Miao, Buyi, Gelao, Yi and Tujia in Guizhou, China.

All on-going classes are free for people under 22s or with no income. Get in touch here.

“Rui is incredible. So wise, so deep and so humble. Her way of teaching is exactly how I feel the true teaching should be - a fluid, alive, open-ended, breathing space where feeling and intuitive approach to Tea (and life) is at its core. “
- Lera from T-Lovers
“Rui's guidance opened my eyes to a deeper understanding of a culture's practice in tea craftsmanship, in addition to experiencing tea with a heightened sense of intuition. You'll never look at tea the same way again.”
“Rui’s class was a truly reinforcing experience on so many levels. Thank you for sharing space, and for bringing all of us together. I will be utilizing what I learned in this course for years to come.”
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May 23, 2021 4:00 PM
Decolonisation Workshop: Language of tea for facilitators Session 2

As a person who shares or facilitate tea in an intentional manner, the key to challenge the influences of colonisation in tea is to facilitate a safe, fluid and welcoming space for the participant(s) to experience tea themselves, and to encourage them to explore freely and express their experiences that are meaningful to them.

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May 22, 2021 6:00 PM
Living Tea Experience

Discover tea that is alive and how it makes you feel. See, smell, touch and taste the 2500 year tea culture and celebrate with us the vibrant indigenous traditions. Different from tea picked from plantation and made by machinery, Living Tea is a traditional tea-making philosophy that follows the rhythm of nature and embodies tea as a living being. Through ancient tea ritual and storytelling, this experience celebrates our ancestral insights of holistic health, culture diversity and environmental harmony.

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April 17, 2021 6:00 PM
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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April 10, 2021 6:00 PM
Living Tea Experience

Discover tea that is alive and how it makes you feel. See, smell, touch and taste the 2500 year tea culture and celebrate with us the vibrant indigenous traditions. Different from tea picked from plantation and made by machinery, Living Tea is a traditional tea-making philosophy that follows the rhythm of nature and embodies tea as a living being. Through ancient tea ritual and storytelling, this experience celebrates our ancestral insights of holistic health, culture diversity and environmental harmony.

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£38 Per Person

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February 27, 2021 6:00 PM
Living Tea Experience: Spring Special Feb

Discover tea that is alive and how it makes you feel. See, smell, touch and taste the 2500 year tea culture and celebrate with us the vibrant indigenous traditions. Different from tea picked from plantation and made by machinery, Living Tea is a traditional tea-making philosophy that follows the rhythm of nature and embodies tea as a living being. Through ancient tea ritual and storytelling, this experience celebrates our ancestral insights of holistic health, culture diversity and environmental harmony.

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May 1, 2021 6:00 PM
Seasonal Wellness: A Holistic Guide to Spring 春季養生

What are the benefits for you to live in tune with nature? Furthermore, what tools do you use to cultivate awareness of both the internal and external environments? We believe strongly in the preventative and holistic approach to health as opposed to treating illness when it comes. This means tuning in to listen to our intuition to adapt to our unique, ever-changing needs. Applying the ancestral knowledge based on <The Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic> | 黃帝內經, this 75-minute workshop will empower you with practical tools to live in tandem specifically with the Spring season. You will be provided with an ancient system of knowledge to help you make more well-informed decision on what to eat & drink, how to enhance your energy and what emotions to look out for and why.

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£35

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January 30, 2021 6:00 PM
Living Tea Experience: Spring Special

Discover tea that is alive and how it makes you feel. See, smell, touch and taste the 2500 year tea culture and celebrate with us the vibrant indigenous traditions. Different from tea picked from plantation and made by machinery, Living Tea is a traditional tea-making philosophy that follows the rhythm of nature and embodies tea as a living being. Through ancient tea ritual and storytelling, this experience celebrates our ancestral insights of holistic health, culture diversity and environmental harmony.

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December 12, 2020 5:00 PM
Living Tea Experience: Winter Special Dec 12th

Discover tea that is alive and how it makes you feel. See, smell, touch and taste the 2500 year tea culture and celebrate with us the vibrant indigenous traditions. Different from tea picked from plantation and made by machinery, Living Tea is a traditional tea-making philosophy that follows the rhythm of nature and embodies tea as a living being. Through ancient tea ritual and storytelling, this experience celebrates our ancestral insights of holistic health, culture diversity and environmental harmony.

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Living Tea Experience (Group booking)

Discover tea that is alive and how it makes you feel. See, smell, touch and taste the 2500 year tea culture and celebrate with us the vibrant indigenous traditions. Different from tea picked from plantation and made by machinery, Living Tea is a traditional tea-making philosophy that follows the rhythm of nature and embodies tea as a living being. Through ancient tea ritual and storytelling, this experience celebrates our ancestral insights of holistic health, culture diversity and environmental harmony.

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Inner Wisdom & Power - Intuition Learning

How can we help others or ask the world for change if we do not take the responsibility of owning the innate wisdom and power that we have within ourselves? If we are unaware of such wisdom as human being by nature, how can we ever claim that we have made any well-informed decision? The fun series focuses on the experiential learning of Wing Tsun (Kung Fu), Calligraphy and Tea Ritual, challenging yourself to unlearn what you've learnt, to actualise the inner wisdom and power of responding instead of defending, and to put into practice for your intellect to tune in with your intuition harmoniously. ‍

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Holistic Health Through Wild, Ancient and Indigenous Tea

How do we listen to our body and nurture it with what it intuitively asks for, instead of feeding it with what we think it needs? Holistic health or "Yang Sheng": “the cultivation/maintenance of one’s life” focuses on the prevention of illness and living a balanced lifestyle in tune with nature. The cultivation starts with getting to know yourself better so you can respond holistically to the ever-changing nature of life. In this course, you will learn how to “diagnose” yourself on a daily basis and to access the knowledge base in identifying the nature of everything you eat and drink.

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Living Tea

How do we claim to know tea without knowing its root? Due to industrialisation and colonisation, tea as we know it today predominately originates from the 19th century. Throughout 2500 years, our ancestors have passed down the philosophy and craft of "Living Tea" sharing with us the wisdom of recognising humans as part of nature and only responding to the harmony with nature. The true history of tea has been hidden from us, we invite inquisitive minds from all walks of life to explore the dense culture and tradition of tea, and to challenge the way we perceive tea today.

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A Master Class with…

Traditionally, knowledge and wisdom are passed down by verbal and intuition teaching. Their application has become the culture and the craft that reflect and respond to the soul of its local region. "A Master Class With" series is our way to honour authenticity and celebrate the diversity of craftsmanship, culture and storytelling across all fields around the globe.

Learn from the Master and from the original source. By applying their knowledge and perspectives to your life, we hope you will find the wisdom and mastery within yourself. And by passing down knowledge in this ancient way, we hope our traditions and the legacy of humanity will sustain for generations to come.

August 29, 2020 5:00 PM
A Masterclass with China Moses: Finding Your Voice

China's story could begin with being the daughter of the legendary jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater and director GilbertMoses, or it could be unravelled through her jazz albums and her experience of fronting MCM, MTV France, JazzFM and MadeinChina. In this Masterclass, China will share with us her knowledge, insight and wisdom in finding her voice to express authenticity and to celebrate the richness and abundance of life. Sign up to learn the skills and unique perspectives that empower you to speak the truth of your own narratives. (90 mins class with Q&A)

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A Tea With...

At the Master’s Tea House in Guizhou, people from all walks of life gather together at the tea table to exchange ideas, celebrate life and elevate consciousness. "A Tea With" series invites “ the finest craftsman” of his/her field for a conversation to expand, inspire and transform your mind.

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Past events

February 26, 2021 5:00 PM
Cook with us! New Year Dumplings!

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October 24, 2020 6:00 PM
Protecting Our Roots - Live Broadcast for Climate Action Day

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October 29, 2020 6:00 PM
My Cup of Tea - Inside Knowledge and Experience Sharing Slow Mellow Yellow

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October 17, 2020 6:00 PM
Cook with us! Guizhou Noodles!

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February 3, 2021 5:00 PM
Slang with us! Expressions of blessings for the Year of Ox.

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August 14, 2020 7:00 PM
Stop Being Sustainable Ep 02

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July 24, 2020 6:00 PM
A Tea with Rui on Authentic Self

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TEA EXPERIENCES

Journey through ancient tea ceremonys, experiencing our wild and almost inaccessible teas.

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