tea for
workspaces

You don't have to be a tea drinker for the benefits of tea,
we believe that tea is a gesture of kindness,
an invite for conversation, closeness and new experience,
and that it is a universal language.

“Come to my house and have some tea” is the most commonly used greeting back in the mountains of Guizhou where I grew up. To me, tea is an invitation for an open dialogue, a space for togetherness and union, it can be as casual as an informal invitation for gathering, as informative as a lecture, as useful as a medicine, or it can bring profound meanings philosophically and spiritually. Through tea, my perceptions are constantly challenged in order to embrace change and connect with my intuition, guiding me on the journey of learning about myself, others and life.

The more I have learnt about tea, the more I find to discover. The opportunity to keep on learning is never-ending. I have created these workshops to share my learnings over the years and I hope the gesture of tea will connect you with yourself and others around you, and that the benefits and wisdom of tea will be of assistance for you and for your journey beyond.

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Choose from the following workshops:

Wild & Ancient
Tea Experience

Untold stories of tea and its 2,500 years of history. We share everything we know about the endangered ancient craft of tea-making, from indigenous tea rituals to brewing secrets. See why wild tea is a wonderful medium for making connections.

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TEA FOR WELL-BEING AND MINDFULNESS

Using tea as a vehicle, we share the ancient Eastern philosophy of “knowing yourself” and  “staying relaxed” to help individuals in organisations to find calmness, joy and space and to achieve optimum mental health and work performance.

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SYNERGY AT WORKSPACE THROUGH TEA
& WING TSUN

Tea and kung fu go hand-in-hand throughout Chinese history.Partnering with the Wing Tsun Master Sifu Julian Hitch, we bring insight from the Eastern philosophies and wisdom and share the secret of “winning
not fighting”.

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CHINESE ETIQUETTE FOR BUSINESS

In China, doing business is never just about the business itself.  Having worked across Asia as entrepreneur,  ambassador and consultant and is now a resident in London for 11 years, Rui is the expert in bridging the gap and helping you gain insight into the subtlety of business etiquette and mentality between two cultures.

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Wild & Ancient
Tea Experience

We share the untold stories of tea that has been unknown to the rest of the world and its 2,500 years of history. We share everything we know about the endangered ancient craft of tea-making, from indigenous tea rituals to the secret of a brew that never bitters. We share the physical and mental health benefits of wild tea compared to plantation farmed tea.  We share our stories, our passion and our love for nature and craftsmanship, we believe tea to be a wonderful medium for making a connection

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WHAT'S INVOLVED:

A typical Tea Experience covers but not limited to:
- 4 teas from  400 - 1,500 years old wild trees
- Ancient Tea Ritual through 5 senses
- Health benefits of wild, ancient & indigenous tea
- Your personal tea choice diagnose
- Practical tips on applying tea to suit your individuality

80 mins. Maximum of 15 People. (For larger groups please get in touch)

£520 + 12.5% service

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“Many thanks to Rui for transporting us from our office in Bristol to the tranquil mountains of Guizhou with her stories and sublime wild teas. The ceremony was so relaxing, refreshing and informative that the team still talk about it often, we now rebrew all of our teas!”

Tristan Hogg - Managing Director / Co-Founder, pieminister limited

Tea for well-being and mindfulness

Using tea as a vehicle, we share the ancient Eastern philosophy of “knowing yourself” and  “staying relaxed” to help individuals in organisations to find calmness, joy and space and to achieve optimum mental health and work performance.

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WHAT'S INVOLVED:

A typical well-being  workshop covers but not limited to:
- 5-organs nourishment exercise
- Your individualistic Yin & Yang Diagnose
- 4 teas to suit your individual needs
- Destress through senses
- Physical, mental and spiritual benefits of wild tea
- Practical application for longevity

80 mins. Maximum of 15 People. (For larger groups please get in touch)

£680 + 12.5% service

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“Rui’s expert knowledge of and passion for wild tea of her homeland Guizhou has always brought light and great energy to everyone at our events. Whether it is the health benefits of the teas, the etiquette and philosophy of the Far East, or the ancient art of tea-making itself - there is just always something extraordinary to learn. Highly recommend.”

Paul Armstrong - Writer for Forbes. Digital Strategist. Advisor. NED.


Synergy at workspace through Tea & Wing Tsun

Tea and kung fu go hand-in-hand throughout Chinese history, such synergy is reflected in the application of staying relaxed, remaining present, knowing yourself and trusting your intuition. Partnering with the Wing Tsun Master Sifu Julian Hitch, we bring insight from the Eastern philosophies and wisdom and share the secret of “winning not fighting”.

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WHAT'S INVOLVED:

A typical Synergy workshop covers but not limited to:
- Flow activation exercise  (Qi/Chi Gong)
- Presence through senses (3 Teas)
- Four Gates: understand yourself and others (Wing Tsun)
- Awareness and Resilience (Tea). Motivation and Discipline. (Wing Tsun)
- Humility, Kindness and Harmony  (Tea)

Length: 90mins. Maximum of 20 people

£780 + 12.5% service

We understand that each organisation has its unique characteristics and flow, please get in touch we will tailor the workshop to suit your needs.

Planning an away day for your team? Let us help and facilitate your growth at the Kwoon in the midst of the forest in South London.  

“We have had Rui’s Synergy Workshop regularly and the philosophy of tea shared by Rui has transformed the way we think about our business, both internally and externally. It has helped in so many levels in bringing calmness, creating harmony and improving productivity for our team. We now use tea as a language to create space for communication and solution, while getting all the nutrients from the extraordinary wild teas! Now we always have a tea brewing for strategy meetings with our clients - it really helps the ideas flowing while feeling relaxed.

Anna Downey - CEO / Co-Founder Buzzbar


Chinese Etiquette for business

“The secret of winning lies in the profound understanding between yourself and others.” (Lao Tsu) In China, doing business is never just about the business itself. Having worked across Asia as entrepreneur, ambassador and consultant and is now a resident in London for 11 years, Rui is the expert in bridging the gap and helping you gain insight into the subtlety of business etiquette and mentality between two cultures.

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WHAT'S INVOLVED:

- Destination Guidance: achieving your goals
- A friend in need: Finding you the right help locally and nationally
- Social etiquettes from formal dinner to tea table
- Negotiation and navigation in conversation between the East and the West
- Regional culture and etiquettes
- Non-verbal language and basic Mandarin

Length: 70 mins. Maximum of 12 people.
£520 + 12.5% service.

This workshop can be tailored for one-on-one or for a group, please get in touch we will work to your refinement.

“We love having Rui’s tea as part of our office culture, not only are we glad to no longer use tea bags, we love how everyone takes time to brew tea. The loose teas have become a real facilitator for conversations with employees and clients alike. The steady caffeine release means staff are able to generally focus better on tasks. We love the Master's Green, finally a green tea which does not become bitter, even after the 4th brew!”

Matt Fraher - Head of People / Fraher and Findlay



Women Empowerment Through Tea

We hold monthly tea gathering in central London for women to share their stories and to support each other on their journeys. Please check out grasspeopletree.com/tea-experiences on dates, locations and special guests.

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Upcoming Tea Experience dates

Friday
24
July 2020
6:00 pm
Zoom
A Tea with Rui on Authentic Self

A tea with Rui to discuss the journey of finding the authentic self through her incredible life stories, learning and encounters.

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Sunday
2
August 2020
4:00 pm
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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 | 养生 | Yang Sheng: “the cultivation/maintenance of one’s life” is an ancient health guidance that has been deeply ingrained in the every day life for people in China throughout generation. Instead of treating illness as it happens, it focuses on the prevention of illness by enlivening the Qi (energy within you) 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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Sunday
2
August 2020
6:00 pm
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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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Friday
7
August 2020
6:00 pm
Zoom
Inner Wisdom & Power - Intuition Learning

How can we help others or demand change if we do not take the responsibility of owning the innate wisdom and power that we have within ourselves? Without them, how can we ever claim that we have made any well-informed decision? Whilst modern education focuses on the study of data, logic and intellectual analysis, traditional Eastern knowledge has been passed down mostly through non-verbal and intuition based teaching. To better navigate through today's world, the awareness and the balance of the two will enable us to respond wisely and graciously to any given life situation. This course challenges you to unlearn what you've learnt and to put into practice for your intellect to tune in with your intuition.

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Saturday
29
August 2020
5:00 pm
London: TBD
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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