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.

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 dates

Friday
6
December 2019
10:00 am
Republic, 2 Clove Crescent, East India, London, E14 2BE
GPT @ TBD Conference

We are bringing tea to the Tech world! Partnering with TBD and speakers, we will be serving teas for the inspiring and thought provoking conversations, as well as providing a tranquil space for guests to connect and share. Please get in touch for a discount code for the tickets.

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Monday
9
December 2019
12:00 pm
65 Fleet Street London EC4Y 1HT
Tea sharing at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

We will be creating a tea oasis and sharing the extraordinary health benefits of wild & ancient tea with friends at Freshfields. Christmas gifts are also available.

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Saturday
18
January 2020
11:00 am
91 Brick Ln, Spitalfields, London E1 6QR
Wild, ancient & indigenous tea experience at Club Soda Mindful Drinking Festival

Rui will be sharing the untold stories of tea in Guizhou through an ancient tea ritual at the exciting Mindful Drinking Festival. Join us for warming tea vibe, relaxing and informative conversations and the extraordinary health benefits of wild tea for winter nourishement.

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Saturday
18
January 2020
2:00 pm
32 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6PG
Jan Cleanse & Nourish Special - Wild, Indigenous and Ancient Tea Experience

Join Rui for an ancient tea ritual and let the untold stories of tea slowly unfold. This 90mins tea experience shares 6 wild, indigenous and ancient teas that are made in tune with nature, including the green tea that never bitters, the 1500 years old indigenous black tea, the 17 years old Pu'er that was aged using the ancient way. You will also learn the extraordinary health benefits these teas bring and the 2500-years philosophy of tea-making. Join Rui on this journey and you will never think of tea in the same way.

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Saturday
15
February 2020
2:00 pm
32 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6PG
Feb Cleanse & Nourish Special - Wild, Indigenous and Ancient Tea Experience

Join Rui for an ancient tea ritual and let the untold stories of tea slowly unfold. This 90mins tea experience shares 6 wild, indigenous and ancient teas that are made in tune with nature, including the green tea that never bitters, the 1500 years old indigenous black tea, the 17 years old Pu'er that was aged using the ancient way. You will also learn the extraordinary health benefits these teas bring and the 2500-years philosophy of tea-making. Join Rui on this journey and you will never think of tea in the same way.

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15
December 2017
Hackney, E8
Special Tasting with Cocina Supper Club Shoreditch
9
January 2018
Kings Cross / Angel, WC1X
January Detox Special
16
January 2018
Brixton / Herne Hill, SE24
January Detox Special
11
February 2018
HOT YOGA BRIXTON, 372A COLDHARBOUR LANE, LONDON, SW9 8PL
Wild & Ancient Teas with Fierce Grace Brixton - Wellbeing Special
25
February 2018
HOT YOGA BRIXTON, 372A COLDHARBOUR LANE, LONDON, SW98PL
Mindfulness through tea - Fierce Grace Brixton
1
March 2018
Herne Hill, London
Mindfulness through tea
8
March 2018
5 Rue Portefoin, 75003
Grass People Tree À Paris!
4
August 2018
See invitation
Grass People Tree Tea Experience FREE EVENT
19
August 2018
See invitation
Grass People Tree Tea Experience
10
October 2018
Notting Hill W11
WIld & Ancient Teas & Health Benefits
27
October 2018
Brixton
Grass People Tree Tea Ceremony
3
November 2018
Brixton
Connect with everything around you - An Ancient Tea Ritual
9
November 2018
The Arnolfini, Bristol
Grass People Tree at KIN Festival
24
November 2018
Clapton E5
Wild & Ancient Tea Workshop
30
November 2018
105 Sumner St, London SE1 9HZ
GPT Sharing Teas at Sustainable Bankside (Xmas Gifts available)
6
December 2018
14 E Bay Ln, London E15 2GW
Ancient Tea Ceremony At TBD Conference VIP Lunch
16
January 2019
Canary Wharf
Wild & Ancient Teas Detox & Cleanse Special
26
January 2019
Brixton SE24
Wild Ancient Teas - Nourish & Re-balance
2
February 2019
Room 784, IOE, 20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL
Grass People Tree Tea Experience with UCL Tea Society
8
February 2019
Kings Cross N1C
Feb Detox & Cleanse Workshop
23
May 2019
Buzzbar, 32 shoreditch high street, E1 6PG
Wild & Ancient Tea Experience with BUZZBAR
25
May 2019
Buzzbar, 32 shoreditch high street, E1 6PG
Freshest New Batch Tasting - Guizhou Indigenous Wild Tea Special
8
June 2019
32 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6PG
Wild & Ancient Tea Experience (Shoreditch)
20
June 2019
105 Sumner St, London SE1 9HZ
Grass People Tree at Sustainable Workspaces - Let us take care of you
22
June 2019
32 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6PG
Grass People Tree Wild & Ancient Tea Experience
30
June 2019
32 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6PG
Wild & Ancient Teas Health Benefits - let us take care of you!
11
July 2019
Berlin. TBC
Grass People Tree in Berlin
27
July 2019
32 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6PG
Wild & Ancient Teas for Coffee Lovers & Foodies
11
August 2019
33 Eastcastle St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8ET
Wing Tsun and Wild Tea - with Sifu Julian Hitch at the Kwoon for Leon
17
August 2019
32 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6PG
Mid-Summer Health Kick Event @ Buzzbar
25
August 2019
SECRET COUNTRY ESTATE, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
GPT Special at Shambala Festival
28
August 2019
Lisbon & Porto. TBC
Grass People Tree in Lisbon & Porto.
5
September 2019
Eight Members Club. 1 Dysart St, London EC2A 2BX
GPT + Whole Shift Wellness - An Evening Workshop on Holistic Health
14
September 2019
32 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6PG
GPT Wild Tea Experience Special
26
September 2019
Fora - Spitalfields - Folgate St. 35-41 Folgate Street London E1 6BX
GPT + Fora Tech Series - Brolly with Rory Sutherland
27
September 2019
Paris. TBC
Grass People Tree in Paris
28
September 2019
32 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London, E1 6PG
Paulina’s Birthday Tea Special
2
October 2019
UK Tea Academy 25 Lavington Street London SE1 0NZ
Wild, Ancient & Indigenous Tea - The Untold Story of Guizhou, China
12
October 2019
West Norwood London
GPT Tea Experience
17
October 2019
Buzzbar 32 Shoreditch High Street London E1 6PG
Connection, Storytelling & Togetherness by Grass People Tree
19
November 2019
Sea Containers,18 Upper Ground, London SE1 9RQ
GPT at Sea Containers House
19
November 2019
Fora - Borough 180 Borough High Street London SE1 1LB
GPT with Jane Evans & Paul Armstrong at Brolly
21
November 2019
Saint-Gobain Multi Comfort Visitor Centre 95 Great Portland Street London W1W 7NY
GPT for Women Like Me
23
November 2019
Truman Brewery Events Ely's Yard Entrance Dray Walk E1 6QR
GPT @ Silicon Milkroundabout
6
December 2019
Republic, 2 Clove Crescent, East India, London, E14 2BE
GPT @ TBD Conference