Being Tea

is creating tea skills & meditation classes

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FRIEND OF BEING TEA
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$1
per month
Thank you for being here and supporting independent tea education! Includes access to Being Tea patron-only feed, guest interviews and occasional special edition/seasonal workshops.
STUDENT OF TEA
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$5
per month
Student of Tea members receive: 
  • 2 new recorded classes each month
  • Discounts on live classes happening every month with Being Tea partners and special events
  • Access to my every-growing library of 50+ classes
TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Tea Skills: Brewing mechanics, cupping and comparative tasting, category explorations.
  • Tea Meditation: Mindfulness training and tea education for mental and physical wellbeing.
  • I produce new classes every month, all year long. They are 45-60 min long and appropriate for all levels. 
PRACTITIONER OF TEA
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$10
per month
Practitioner of Tea members receive:
  • 2 new recorded classes each month
  • FREE access to live classes happening every month with Being Tea partners and special events!!
  • Access to my ever-growing library of 50+ classes
TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Tea Skills: Brewing mechanics, cupping and comparative tasting, category explorations.
  • Tea Meditation: Mindfulness training and tea education for mental and physical wellbeing.
  • I produce new classes every month, all year long. They are 45-60 min long and appropriate for all levels.

77

patrons

$1,182

per month

About



Hello there! I’m Suzette Hammond and since 2003, I’ve been working as a professional tea trainer, educator, and taster. After spending more than a decade developing and managing training programs for leading tea companies, I created my own company - Being Tea - to offer educational opportunities to a wider audience. My work in this area has been recognized with a World Tea Award for Best Tea Educator. 

Being Tea is my endeavor to offer education that's accessible, affordable, and geared toward everyday life and enjoyment. I truly believe that magic happens when we touch tea, rooted in the connection to our sensory self, and that we are better for it.
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This service (hosted here on Patreon) is a membership program for continuous online tea education. I create fresh, new classes every single month for members, plus offer continuing access to class archives. 

  UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS PROGRAM  

1) All members receive classes in BOTH tea skills and tea meditation. Skills classes include topics like comparative tasting and brewing experiments, while meditation classes include exploration of tea for mental well being and mindfulness. Tea is not just a product to consume, it's a millennia-old living culture and health-supporting practice. 

2) This program is very purposely NOT a certification system. This is to allow tea explorers to engage with tea as more of a life path, hobby, or supplemental professional education, without the implied goal or financial pressure of testing. 

3) You're learning from a REAL human being! Members can ask questions anytime and receive real answers. The classes are me just directly teaching, no editing. Classes are developed with a seasonal mentality in mind, to emphasize our very human connection to environment and tea. 


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Teaching and developing pathways for tea education is what I do for a living.This work takes funding and continuous support: Tea equipment, tea, software, hosting services, marketing, plus research time and testing, etc. 

As the community grows, I'll have runway to develop new membership levels and even offer tea scholarships. I also want to be able to offer students supporting tools and gear for study. Consistent membership support makes it possible to offer affordable, creative educational content for people to enjoy all year-round.
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  GOT QUESTIONS?  

Reach out to me with questions at [email protected] Or, if you’d like to see what this is all about right now, go get yourself some tea, start the water heating, and take my complementary Welcome to Tea course.

  Thanks for visiting! I hope to see you in class soon!


  © 2020 Suzette Hammond ("Being Tea") All rights reserved. All images, copy, and product descriptions are the property of Being Tea.
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$1,181.94 of $2,000 per month
Wow, you guys must really want me to stick around! Thank you! At this level of funding, I can start creating Being Tea equipment kits for students who need supplies. This would include teaware as well as study teas. 
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