Being Tea is creating tea skills & meditation classes
23

patrons

$220
per month


Hello, nice to meet you! I’m Suzette Hammond and for over 15 years, I’ve traveled extensively as a professional tea trainer, educator, taster and consultant. Having spent more than a decade developing and managing training programs for leading tea companies, I created my own small company - Being Tea - in 2015 as private education-focused practice, offering training, workshops and tea project consulting.

At a very deep level, I believe people are looking to connect their natural curiosity with physically embodied knowledge to work and play with tea, confidently. It’s rooted in the connection to our sensory self, the magic that happens when we touch tea. My passion in tea is shepherding these connections. Being Tea is my way to create avenues of such engaged learning.
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 Very simply, this service (hosted here on Patreon) is a membership program for online tea classes. Fresh, new classes every single month, plus access to the archives! 

UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS PROGRAM

1) All members receive classes in BOTH tea skills and tea meditation. Skills classes include functional work like cupping skills and brewing experiments, and meditation classes include exploration of tea for mental wellbeing and mindfulness. Practicing in this way restores balance by coming back to the way that tea has traditionally been understood for many centuries.

2) This program is very purposely NOT a certification system. This is to allow tea explorers to engage with tea intuitively, in a way that can be practiced and integrated daily, without the implied goal or financial pressure of testing. This program can, however, be complementary to going deeper with any particular certification program you may be enrolled in.

3) You're learning from a REAL human being! Members can ask questions before and after class, and receive real answers. The classes are me just directly teaching, no editing. I do host classes livestream - so you have the option of attending live, if you like - and recordings are made for everything so you have access anytime. 
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM LEVELS 

I operate the program on a 3-month seasonal series theme – you can check out the current series calendar on the homepage. (section Featured Tags -> Class Calendar) 

Program levels are listed below, very simple, just a few options. To join, just choose which one feels best for your needs. Customized tiers are also available for businesses or private groups - contact me for details, at [email protected].

**ALL NEW MEMBERS at $5+ receive a 30 min one-on-one intro session with me!**  

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$1 tier = SUPPORTING MEMBER
Thank you for being here and supporting independent education!
* Participate in one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year) *
* Access to Patron-only feed, including class news & occasional live interviews *
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$5 tier =  ONE CLASS PER MONTH
* Access to one class each month, 45-60 min, appropriate for all levels *
Member input and voting on topics included!

Also includes access to entire beta year (2018) workshop archive! *
Plus one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year) *
* Members-only special discount on additional online workshops *
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$10 tier = TWO CLASSES PER MONTH
Includes class from $5 level, plus one additional class *
Member input and voting on topics included!

*
Also includes access to entire beta year (2018) workshop archive! *
* Plus one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year) *
* Members-only special discount on additional online workshops *
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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT LEVEL  
 
$75 tier =  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 lower level benefits to support your tea education! *
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$100 tier =  PRIVATE TUTORING
One custom 75 min class per month, built around your learning goals *
Available for ongoing development or limited intensive series *
Includes ALL lower 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. This, as one might say, is my “day job.” I am, however, fully self-employed. Building out an accessible program like this takes funding and continuous support: Tea equipment, classroom tea, software, hosting services, etc. My objective is to create a means for supportive, ongoing education that is truly affordable and accessible to everyone who wants more tea in their life.

As the community grows, I'll have runway to develop new membership levels and offer tea scholarships for nominated individuals or organizations. I also want to be able to offer students supporting tools and gear for study, as well as improve the technical side like AV equipment, time zone specific livestreams, etc. Your support very much helps to create even better programming!
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GOT QUESTIONS? 
"Do I need any special equipment to join?" "How 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!


  © 2019 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 2 patrons

Thank you for being here and supporting independent education! 

  • This level includes one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year).
  • Access to Patron-only feed, including class news & occasional live interviews. 
STUDENT OF TEA
$5 or more per month 9 patrons

Access to one class each month, 45-60 min, appropriate for all levels. 

  • Rotating class topics include Tea Skills, Professional Series, Wellbeing Series, and Tea Meditation.
  • Also includes access to entire beta year (2018) workshop archive! 
  • Plus one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year).
PRACTITIONER OF TEA
$10 or more per month 11 patrons

Includes two classes each month, 45-60 min, appropriate for all levels.

  • Rotating class topics include Tea Skills, Professional Series, Wellbeing Series, and Tea Meditation.
  • Also includes access to entire beta year (2018) workshop archive! 
  • Includes one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year). 
  • Plus, members-only special discount on additional online workshops!
TEA COACHING
$75 or more per month 1 of 2 patrons

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, 1x monthly). 
  • Got questions about the types of projects I typically handle? Just send me a note before signing up!
  • Includes ALL lower level benefits to support your tea education
  • Fine print: If this tier is 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.
  • Available for intensive series (1-4 classes) or ongoing development.
  • Includes lower level benefits (except $75 coaching level) to support your tea education.
  • Fine print: If this tier is full right now, please sign up for any lower monthly tier – I’ll be posting to all members when new spots are available! 
Goals
$220 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 over 15 years, I’ve traveled extensively as a professional tea trainer, educator, taster and consultant. Having spent more than a decade developing and managing training programs for leading tea companies, I created my own small company - Being Tea - in 2015 as private education-focused practice, offering training, workshops and tea project consulting.

At a very deep level, I believe people are looking to connect their natural curiosity with physically embodied knowledge to work and play with tea, confidently. It’s rooted in the connection to our sensory self, the magic that happens when we touch tea. My passion in tea is shepherding these connections. Being Tea is my way to create avenues of such engaged learning.
---
 Very simply, this service (hosted here on Patreon) is a membership program for online tea classes. Fresh, new classes every single month, plus access to the archives! 

UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS PROGRAM

1) All members receive classes in BOTH tea skills and tea meditation. Skills classes include functional work like cupping skills and brewing experiments, and meditation classes include exploration of tea for mental wellbeing and mindfulness. Practicing in this way restores balance by coming back to the way that tea has traditionally been understood for many centuries.

2) This program is very purposely NOT a certification system. This is to allow tea explorers to engage with tea intuitively, in a way that can be practiced and integrated daily, without the implied goal or financial pressure of testing. This program can, however, be complementary to going deeper with any particular certification program you may be enrolled in.

3) You're learning from a REAL human being! Members can ask questions before and after class, and receive real answers. The classes are me just directly teaching, no editing. I do host classes livestream - so you have the option of attending live, if you like - and recordings are made for everything so you have access anytime. 
---

ABOUT THE PROGRAM LEVELS 

I operate the program on a 3-month seasonal series theme – you can check out the current series calendar on the homepage. (section Featured Tags -> Class Calendar) 

Program levels are listed below, very simple, just a few options. To join, just choose which one feels best for your needs. Customized tiers are also available for businesses or private groups - contact me for details, at [email protected].

**ALL NEW MEMBERS at $5+ receive a 30 min one-on-one intro session with me!**  

---


$1 tier = SUPPORTING MEMBER
Thank you for being here and supporting independent education!
* Participate in one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year) *
* Access to Patron-only feed, including class news & occasional live interviews *
---


$5 tier =  ONE CLASS PER MONTH
* Access to one class each month, 45-60 min, appropriate for all levels *
Member input and voting on topics included!

Also includes access to entire beta year (2018) workshop archive! *
Plus one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year) *
* Members-only special discount on additional online workshops *
---


$10 tier = TWO CLASSES PER MONTH
Includes class from $5 level, plus one additional class *
Member input and voting on topics included!

*
Also includes access to entire beta year (2018) workshop archive! *
* Plus one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year) *
* Members-only special discount on additional online workshops *
---

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT LEVEL  
 
$75 tier =  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 lower level benefits to support your tea education! *
---


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



Teaching and developing pathways for tea education is what I do for a living. This, as one might say, is my “day job.” I am, however, fully self-employed. Building out an accessible program like this takes funding and continuous support: Tea equipment, classroom tea, software, hosting services, etc. My objective is to create a means for supportive, ongoing education that is truly affordable and accessible to everyone who wants more tea in their life.

As the community grows, I'll have runway to develop new membership levels and offer tea scholarships for nominated individuals or organizations. I also want to be able to offer students supporting tools and gear for study, as well as improve the technical side like AV equipment, time zone specific livestreams, etc. Your support very much helps to create even better programming!
---
 
GOT QUESTIONS? 
"Do I need any special equipment to join?" "How 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!


  © 2019 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 2 patrons

Thank you for being here and supporting independent education! 

  • This level includes one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year).
  • Access to Patron-only feed, including class news & occasional live interviews. 
STUDENT OF TEA
$5 or more per month 9 patrons

Access to one class each month, 45-60 min, appropriate for all levels. 

  • Rotating class topics include Tea Skills, Professional Series, Wellbeing Series, and Tea Meditation.
  • Also includes access to entire beta year (2018) workshop archive! 
  • Plus one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year).
PRACTITIONER OF TEA
$10 or more per month 11 patrons

Includes two classes each month, 45-60 min, appropriate for all levels.

  • Rotating class topics include Tea Skills, Professional Series, Wellbeing Series, and Tea Meditation.
  • Also includes access to entire beta year (2018) workshop archive! 
  • Includes one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year). 
  • Plus, members-only special discount on additional online workshops!
TEA COACHING
$75 or more per month 1 of 2 patrons

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, 1x monthly). 
  • Got questions about the types of projects I typically handle? Just send me a note before signing up!
  • Includes ALL lower level benefits to support your tea education
  • Fine print: If this tier is 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.
  • Available for intensive series (1-4 classes) or ongoing development.
  • Includes lower level benefits (except $75 coaching level) to support your tea education.
  • Fine print: If this tier is full right now, please sign up for any lower monthly tier – I’ll be posting to all members when new spots are available!