Being Tea is creating LIVE tea class experiences
23

patrons

$216
per month


Hello, nice to meet you! I’m Suzette Hammond, and for 15 years, I’ve traveled extensively as a professional tea trainer, taster and consultant. Having spent over a decade developing and managing training programs for leading tea companies, I created Being Tea as an independent, education-focused endeavor for enthusiasts and professionals alike. 

At a deeper level, I believe people are looking to connect their natural curiosity with physically embodied knowledge to work and play with tea, confidently. It’s about the connection to our sensory self, and the magic that happens when we touch tea. My passion in tea is shepherding these connections, and Being Tea is my way to create avenues of such engaged learning.
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For years, I’ve had students in workshops at studios, festivals or conferences ask, “Where can I go to do this more?” So, here we are! This is an online studio program where you can take classes, anywhere you are! Patreon is the platform host and works as a monthly membership.

The unique difference with this tea program is that we’re building community-centered and supportive ongoing education - brand-free, no plugs. Instead of just a passive video library, these are live interactive classes, with monthly Q&A sessions, interviews and mentorship from a real, accessible human being.
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 HOW THE PROGRAM LEVELS WORK 
The program levels will enable you to learn about tea intuitively, in a way that can be practiced and integrated daily. This includes tea not only as an intellectual study, but also exploring tea as a mode of mindfulness. The structure here is based on learning models of transitioning from novice to expert, with particular attention to going from novice to apprentice candidate. This is how I learned tea, through apprenticeship and working on the job, seeing connections.

Every program operates on a 3-month seasonal series theme – you can check out the current series calendar here on the homepage! (section Featured Tags -> Class Calendar)

*ALL NEW MEMBERS at $5+ receive a 30 min one-on-one intro session with me!*  
We'll talk about your tea goals and interests, plus do some tea equipment and program orientation.
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$1 month = SUPPORTING MEMBER
Thank you for being here and supporting independent education!
* Receive my monthly educational newsletter, Tea it Better *
* Rotating features: cupping tutorials, seasonal insights, mindfulness lessons, tea skills *
* Access to Patron-only feed! Class news + behind-the-scenes peeks *
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$5 month =  NOVICE
The foundations of getting started in tea!
* Access to 2 challenging, beginner-friendly programs: Tea Skills and Tea Meditation *
Live group classes, 60 min, 2 classes per month *
Approachable for all levels! *
Also includes monthly newsletter and special guest interviews *
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$10 month = INTERMEDIATE
Choose from two tracks: Professional Series or Wellbeing Series
Live group classes, 60 min. 1 class each level per month *
Professional Series = Cupping skills, tasting vocabulary, Brew Lab
Wellbeing Series = Advanced tea meditation and mindfulness study
Also includes ALL benefits of the $5 level! *
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$25 month = STUDY GROUP
Continued study sessions focused specifically on each month’s classes
60 min live group Q&A session Includes “continuing ed” homework *
* Dive deeper into the class material and development thought process *
 Study group members get their name in the “Thank You!” credits for each group class! *
Also includes ALL benefits of lower group levels! *
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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT LEVELS  
 
$75 month =  TEA COACHING
Personal coaching = private 60 min call/video/web chat, 1-2 x month *
Wondering if I could help with your specific situation? Just reach out to me before signing up *
Includes ALL group level benefits to support your tea education! *
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$100 month =  PRIVATE TUTORING
One custom 75 min class per month, built around your learning goals *
Available for ongoing development or limited intensive series *
Includes ALL group level benefits to support your tea education! *
---


$300 month =  PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
One custom 2.5 hour class per month, designed for skills building + feedback *
Includes customized homework exercises *
Available for ongoing development or limited intensive series *
Includes ALL group level benefits to support your tea education! *
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Teaching and developing pathways for tea education is what I do for a living, completely. This, as one might say, is my “day job.” I am, however, self-employed and building every single part of this online program takes funding.

As the community grows, I'll have runway to develop new membership levels, to offer supporting tools/gear, and to improve the technical side like a/v equipment, time zone specific offerings, interactivity, etc. My angle is always to inspire you with the depth and approach of the content, not flashy editing or filtering. So your support actually helps create even better programming!
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GOT QUESTIONS? 
"Do I need anything special to join in?" "Can I watch classes later?"
Check out my FAQ guide for answers! And if you’d like to see what this is all about, go get yourself some tea, start the water heating, and try my complementary Welcome to Tea course.

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


  © 2018 Suzette Hammond ("Being Tea") All rights reserved. All images, copy, and product descriptions are the property of Being Tea.
Tiers
Supporting Member
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you for supporting independent education! As a Supporting Member, you’ll receive my monthly educational newsletter, Tea it Better. Plus, access to Patron-only feed! Class news + behind-the-scenes peeks.
Novice: Beginner classroom
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
Includes access to 2 challenging, beginner-friendly programs: Tea Skills & Tea Meditation


  • Live group classes, 60 min each. 2 classes per month!
  • Exclusive live participation : Only members participate and interact with me in the live classes.
  • Early recording access : Members get access to class recordings weeks before they post to Being Tea’s You Tube channel.
  • Includes special monthly live interviews with tea community and industry guests, exclusive for members!
  • Also includes monthly member newsletter. 
Intermediate: Professional Series
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Get extra tea development, with livestream group classes for professionals and professional-aspiring. 

 

  • Monthly interactive livestream group class, 60+ min, and includes a bit of Q&A. Course calendar published monthly. 
  • Specific focus on developing comparative cupping (professional tasting) skills, tea vocabulary, as well as Brew Lab topics applicable to baristas and beverage professionals. 
  • Includes access to all $5 tier perks, too! - Tea Skills and Tea Meditation live classes (2 per month), monthly guest interviews, and monthly newsletter.
Intermediate: Wellbeing Series
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Perfect for those drawn to a more contemplative practice. Tea calms the busy, choppy mind. It grounds the body and connects us to our senses. 


  • Monthly interactive meditation group class, 60+ min, and includes a bit of Q&A. Course calendar published monthly.
  • These in depth lessons are based on my Tea Mindfulness Therapy studio program, accessible for all levels of tea and meditation familiarity.
  • Includes access to all $5 tier perks, too! - Tea Skills and Tea Meditation live classes (2 per month), monthly guest interviews, and monthly newsletter.
Study Group
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Expand your learning through Q&A study sessions focused on each month’s classes! Review the exercises from class and dive deeper into the material with your peers and me.


  • 60 min live group session.
  • Includes additional “continuing ed” homework assignments.
  • Extra bonus: Study group members get their name in the “Thank you!” credits for each group class!
  • Includes access to all $5 - $10 tier perks, too! - Tea Skills and Tea Meditation live classes (2 per month), Professional Series and Wellbeing Series (2 classes per month), plus monthly guest interviews, and monthly newsletter.
Tea Coaching
$75 or more per month 1 of 2 patrons
Your Tea Story: Need a little help with a project, or some deeper industry insight? Being Tea can be your coach!


  • Personal coaching services for your tea business or project (60 min call/video/web chat, 1-2 x monthly). 
  • Got questions about the types of projects I typically handle? Just send me a note before signing up!
  • Includes ALL group level benefits ($5 - $25 tiers) to help support your tea education
  • Fine print: This tier will be limited to offer the best support. If it’s full right now, please sign up for any lower monthly tier – I’ll be posting to all members when new consulting/coaching spots are released. 
Private Tea Tutoring
$100 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
What would YOU like to learn if you had a private tea tutor? We’ll work together on topic options, based on what you want to learn and the equipment you have. 


  • One 75 min customized, private class per month.
  • Includes ALL group level benefits ($5 - $25 tiers) to help support your tea education.
  • Available for ongoing development or limited intensive series. 
  • Fine print: This tier will be limited to offer the best support. If it’s full right now, please sign up for any lower monthly tier – I’ll be posting to all members when new spots are available! 
Private Professional Training
$300 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Are you working in tea currently, or just starting out? This level provides deeper topics, rooted in professional skills development for industry members and newcomers. 


  • One custom 2.5 hour class per month, designed for skills building and feedback.
  • Includes customized homework exercises. 
  • Includes ALL group level benefits ($5 - $25 tiers) to help support your tea education!
  • Available for ongoing development or limited intensive series. 
  • Fine print: This tier will be limited to offer the best support. If it’s full right now, please sign up for any lower monthly tier – I’ll be posting to all members when new spots are available! 
Goals
$216 of $1,000 per month
First things first: I want to invest in better equipment to improve the video quality. It's pretty good right now, but as a former video production worker (in my life before tea), I totally realize it could be better. My strategy right now is to win hearts with the quality of the content, while I save up to improve the quality of the broadcast!
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Hello, nice to meet you! I’m Suzette Hammond, and for 15 years, I’ve traveled extensively as a professional tea trainer, taster and consultant. Having spent over a decade developing and managing training programs for leading tea companies, I created Being Tea as an independent, education-focused endeavor for enthusiasts and professionals alike. 

At a deeper level, I believe people are looking to connect their natural curiosity with physically embodied knowledge to work and play with tea, confidently. It’s about the connection to our sensory self, and the magic that happens when we touch tea. My passion in tea is shepherding these connections, and Being Tea is my way to create avenues of such engaged learning.
---


For years, I’ve had students in workshops at studios, festivals or conferences ask, “Where can I go to do this more?” So, here we are! This is an online studio program where you can take classes, anywhere you are! Patreon is the platform host and works as a monthly membership.

The unique difference with this tea program is that we’re building community-centered and supportive ongoing education - brand-free, no plugs. Instead of just a passive video library, these are live interactive classes, with monthly Q&A sessions, interviews and mentorship from a real, accessible human being.
---

 HOW THE PROGRAM LEVELS WORK 
The program levels will enable you to learn about tea intuitively, in a way that can be practiced and integrated daily. This includes tea not only as an intellectual study, but also exploring tea as a mode of mindfulness. The structure here is based on learning models of transitioning from novice to expert, with particular attention to going from novice to apprentice candidate. This is how I learned tea, through apprenticeship and working on the job, seeing connections.

Every program operates on a 3-month seasonal series theme – you can check out the current series calendar here on the homepage! (section Featured Tags -> Class Calendar)

*ALL NEW MEMBERS at $5+ receive a 30 min one-on-one intro session with me!*  
We'll talk about your tea goals and interests, plus do some tea equipment and program orientation.
---


 
$1 month = SUPPORTING MEMBER
Thank you for being here and supporting independent education!
* Receive my monthly educational newsletter, Tea it Better *
* Rotating features: cupping tutorials, seasonal insights, mindfulness lessons, tea skills *
* Access to Patron-only feed! Class news + behind-the-scenes peeks *
---


$5 month =  NOVICE
The foundations of getting started in tea!
* Access to 2 challenging, beginner-friendly programs: Tea Skills and Tea Meditation *
Live group classes, 60 min, 2 classes per month *
Approachable for all levels! *
Also includes monthly newsletter and special guest interviews *
---


$10 month = INTERMEDIATE
Choose from two tracks: Professional Series or Wellbeing Series
Live group classes, 60 min. 1 class each level per month *
Professional Series = Cupping skills, tasting vocabulary, Brew Lab
Wellbeing Series = Advanced tea meditation and mindfulness study
Also includes ALL benefits of the $5 level! *
---


$25 month = STUDY GROUP
Continued study sessions focused specifically on each month’s classes
60 min live group Q&A session Includes “continuing ed” homework *
* Dive deeper into the class material and development thought process *
 Study group members get their name in the “Thank You!” credits for each group class! *
Also includes ALL benefits of lower group levels! *
---

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT LEVELS  
 
$75 month =  TEA COACHING
Personal coaching = private 60 min call/video/web chat, 1-2 x month *
Wondering if I could help with your specific situation? Just reach out to me before signing up *
Includes ALL group level benefits to support your tea education! *
---


$100 month =  PRIVATE TUTORING
One custom 75 min class per month, built around your learning goals *
Available for ongoing development or limited intensive series *
Includes ALL group level benefits to support your tea education! *
---


$300 month =  PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
One custom 2.5 hour class per month, designed for skills building + feedback *
Includes customized homework exercises *
Available for ongoing development or limited intensive series *
Includes ALL group level benefits to support your tea education! *
---



Teaching and developing pathways for tea education is what I do for a living, completely. This, as one might say, is my “day job.” I am, however, self-employed and building every single part of this online program takes funding.

As the community grows, I'll have runway to develop new membership levels, to offer supporting tools/gear, and to improve the technical side like a/v equipment, time zone specific offerings, interactivity, etc. My angle is always to inspire you with the depth and approach of the content, not flashy editing or filtering. So your support actually helps create even better programming!
---
 
GOT QUESTIONS? 
"Do I need anything special to join in?" "Can I watch classes later?"
Check out my FAQ guide for answers! And if you’d like to see what this is all about, go get yourself some tea, start the water heating, and try my complementary Welcome to Tea course.

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


  © 2018 Suzette Hammond ("Being Tea") All rights reserved. All images, copy, and product descriptions are the property of Being Tea.

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Tiers
Supporting Member
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you for supporting independent education! As a Supporting Member, you’ll receive my monthly educational newsletter, Tea it Better. Plus, access to Patron-only feed! Class news + behind-the-scenes peeks.
Novice: Beginner classroom
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
Includes access to 2 challenging, beginner-friendly programs: Tea Skills & Tea Meditation


  • Live group classes, 60 min each. 2 classes per month!
  • Exclusive live participation : Only members participate and interact with me in the live classes.
  • Early recording access : Members get access to class recordings weeks before they post to Being Tea’s You Tube channel.
  • Includes special monthly live interviews with tea community and industry guests, exclusive for members!
  • Also includes monthly member newsletter. 
Intermediate: Professional Series
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Get extra tea development, with livestream group classes for professionals and professional-aspiring. 

 

  • Monthly interactive livestream group class, 60+ min, and includes a bit of Q&A. Course calendar published monthly. 
  • Specific focus on developing comparative cupping (professional tasting) skills, tea vocabulary, as well as Brew Lab topics applicable to baristas and beverage professionals. 
  • Includes access to all $5 tier perks, too! - Tea Skills and Tea Meditation live classes (2 per month), monthly guest interviews, and monthly newsletter.
Intermediate: Wellbeing Series
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Perfect for those drawn to a more contemplative practice. Tea calms the busy, choppy mind. It grounds the body and connects us to our senses. 


  • Monthly interactive meditation group class, 60+ min, and includes a bit of Q&A. Course calendar published monthly.
  • These in depth lessons are based on my Tea Mindfulness Therapy studio program, accessible for all levels of tea and meditation familiarity.
  • Includes access to all $5 tier perks, too! - Tea Skills and Tea Meditation live classes (2 per month), monthly guest interviews, and monthly newsletter.
Study Group
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Expand your learning through Q&A study sessions focused on each month’s classes! Review the exercises from class and dive deeper into the material with your peers and me.


  • 60 min live group session.
  • Includes additional “continuing ed” homework assignments.
  • Extra bonus: Study group members get their name in the “Thank you!” credits for each group class!
  • Includes access to all $5 - $10 tier perks, too! - Tea Skills and Tea Meditation live classes (2 per month), Professional Series and Wellbeing Series (2 classes per month), plus monthly guest interviews, and monthly newsletter.
Tea Coaching
$75 or more per month 1 of 2 patrons
Your Tea Story: Need a little help with a project, or some deeper industry insight? Being Tea can be your coach!


  • Personal coaching services for your tea business or project (60 min call/video/web chat, 1-2 x monthly). 
  • Got questions about the types of projects I typically handle? Just send me a note before signing up!
  • Includes ALL group level benefits ($5 - $25 tiers) to help support your tea education
  • Fine print: This tier will be limited to offer the best support. If it’s full right now, please sign up for any lower monthly tier – I’ll be posting to all members when new consulting/coaching spots are released. 
Private Tea Tutoring
$100 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
What would YOU like to learn if you had a private tea tutor? We’ll work together on topic options, based on what you want to learn and the equipment you have. 


  • One 75 min customized, private class per month.
  • Includes ALL group level benefits ($5 - $25 tiers) to help support your tea education.
  • Available for ongoing development or limited intensive series. 
  • Fine print: This tier will be limited to offer the best support. If it’s full right now, please sign up for any lower monthly tier – I’ll be posting to all members when new spots are available! 
Private Professional Training
$300 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Are you working in tea currently, or just starting out? This level provides deeper topics, rooted in professional skills development for industry members and newcomers. 


  • One custom 2.5 hour class per month, designed for skills building and feedback.
  • Includes customized homework exercises. 
  • Includes ALL group level benefits ($5 - $25 tiers) to help support your tea education!
  • Available for ongoing development or limited intensive series. 
  • Fine print: This tier will be limited to offer the best support. If it’s full right now, please sign up for any lower monthly tier – I’ll be posting to all members when new spots are available!