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Global Tea Hut

Join a growing global community
and support our free tea center!

Global Tea Hut is an experience. It is an ad-free magazine, with translations of ancient tea texts and modern tea experts, travelogues, articles on tea processing, history and lore as well as the Way of Tea (Cha Dao). And it comes with chemical-free, fair trade tea every month. Global Tea Hut is also a community of tea lovers in over forty countries who are looking to connect, share tea and heart space and learn about tea together. And Global Tea Hut supports a free tea Center, called Tea Sage Hut, which you are welcome to visit, as well as worldwide courses that teach tea brewing and cultivation, all without any financial motivation. Global Tea Hut is a unique opportunity to change the world one bowl at a time…

Global Tea Hut is an experience. It is an ad-free magazine, with translations of ancient tea texts and modern tea experts, travelogues, articles on tea processing, history and lore as well as the Way of Tea. And it comes with chemical-free, fair trade tea every month. Global Tea Hut is also a community of global tea lovers in almost forty countries who are looking to connect, share tea and heart space and learn about tea together. And Global Tea Hut supports free tea centers you yourself can visit, schools that teach tea brewing and cultivation without any financial motivation. Global Tea Hut is a unique opportunity to change the world one bowl at a time…

How Global Tea Hut Works


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Every month, we’ll introduce you to new teas grown without agro-chemicals and farmers working hard at sustainability.

Farmers contribute tea…

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We’ll send you a magazine, gift and rare tea from our center to anywhere in the world. We now share envelopes with more than thirty countries!

You receive an envelope with love every month…

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Learn about tea processing, history, lore and spiritual cultivation together with hundreds of others around the world. Through tea make friends!

Drink tea with people around the world…

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We host hundreds of guests from around the world every year. Room and board, tea and teachings are all free because of your loving support!

Your subscriptions support our free tea center!

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Farmers contribute tea…

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You receive an envelope with love every month…

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Drink tea with people around the world…

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Your subscriptions support our free tea center!


 
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It is difficult to find truly clean, chemical-free shou puerh tea, since it is often made up of left-overs, and usually from various regions. This shou is made from a small batch of better leaves, including old-growth. Usually shou puerh doesn’t have any old-growth tea in it because tea from old trees is very expensive and the piling reduces the quality and essence of the tea, which is a shame. Using such tea would also mean that the sheng and shou versions would have to be sold for the same price, which is very challenging for a producer. Part of why Samadhi is able to contain old-growth tea and still remain affordable is that the leaves are larger, lower-down, thinner and bigger leaves, called “huang pian ().” In our Tea of the Month, these were blended with other kinds of leaves, bringing a nice, balanced flavor. Huang pian are essentially the leaves left on the tree to grow. They are often sorted out of tea, whether puerh or other kinds like oolong, in post-production.

In puerh, huang pian also age faster. The thinness of the leaves means they decompose quickly, like autumn leaves in climates with four seasons, which turn brown and decompose very quickly. In fact, huang pian puerh like our Tea of the Month has flavors reminiscent of our childhood days playing in such leaf piles. It pleasantly reminds us of autumn afternoons as children, frolicking in the raked piles of leaves. Such fragrances and nuances are warming for the soul.

Samadhi is also special because it was only ever owned by one merchant, whom we know and trust. He bought a quantity of it in the late ‘90s, since it was cheap and would age fast due to the huang pian in the blend. Samadhi is rich and bright, with a clarity not usually present in puerh, especially shou. This is also due to the older leaves. The softness and clarity of the liquor also translates to the energy, which is Yin and calming. This is a quiet tea, leaving you and your guests clear, which is often so needed in our busy lives. May it foster a meditative session for all of you!


Subscribe now    and start drinking Samadhi with all of us!

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It is difficult to find truly clean, chemical-free shou puerh tea, since it is often made up of left-overs, and usually from various regions. This shou is made from a small batch of better leaves, including old-growth. Usually shou puerh doesn’t have any old-growth tea in it because tea from old trees is very expensive and the piling reduces the quality and essence of the tea, which is a shame. Using such tea would also mean that the sheng and shou versions would have to be sold for the same price, which is very challenging for a producer. Part of why Samadhi is able to contain old-growth tea and still remain affordable is that the leaves are larger, lower-down, thinner and bigger leaves, called “huang pian ().” In our Tea of the Month, these were blended with other kinds of leaves, bringing a nice, balanced flavor. Huang pian are essentially the leaves left on the tree to grow. They are often sorted out of tea, whether puerh or other kinds like oolong, in post-production.

In puerh, huang pian also age faster. The thinness of the leaves means they decompose quickly, like autumn leaves in climates with four seasons, which turn brown and decompose very quickly. In fact, huang pian puerh like our Tea of the Month has flavors reminiscent of our childhood days playing in such leaf piles. It pleasantly reminds us of autumn afternoons as children, frolicking in the raked piles of leaves. Such fragrances and nuances are warming for the soul.

Samadhi is also special because it was only ever owned by one merchant, whom we know and trust. He bought a quantity of it in the late ‘90s, since it was cheap and would age fast due to the huang pian in the blend. Samadhi is rich and bright, with a clarity not usually present in puerh, especially shou. This is also due to the older leaves. The softness and clarity of the liquor also translates to the energy, which is Yin and calming. This is a quiet tea, leaving you and your guests clear, which is often so needed in our busy lives. May it foster a meditative session for all of you!

Subscribe now
and start drinking
Samadhi with all of us!

 
This month we return to Tea, Zen & Meditation, offering advice for incorporating tea into your meditation, and meditation into your tea practice. We’ll also discuss our retreats we hosted this year. And we’ll be drinking a deep and meditative tea together, to warm the soul and calm the spirit.


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This month we return to Tea, Zen & Meditation, offering advice for incorporating tea into your meditation, and meditation into your tea practice. We’ll also discuss our retreats we hosted this year. And we’ll be drinking a deep and meditative tea together, to warm the soul and calm the spirit.

Subscribe now

and start reading with all of us!