Are you interested in learning how to use your senses to understand information about an herb’s therapeutic qualities? Do you want to speak from your own experience with an herb instead of repeating what you have read or heard other people say? The blind tea tasting takes you beyond an herb’s common and latin names and all the associations we bring to those names. The blind tea tasting gives you an opportunity to see the herb for who it is. Skilled herbalists can determine an herbs quality and sometimes actions by relying on their palate - blind tea tastings help to hone this skill.
It is never the goal to guess which herb we are working with. We are going beyond the name. We will explore scent, mouthfeel, taste, how the herbal infusion feels in our body. I will reveal the herb at the end of the tasting when I compare our intuitive observations about the herb with the herb’s published properties.
I have been missing conducting blind tea tastings in person and I’m thrilled to have finally thought of a way to make this happen in an intimate virtual setting. Register soon, I think the limited spots will fill up quickly! Link in bio.
a note: i’ll choose a safe & gentle herb with a wide therapeutic margin. that said, if you have allergies and sensitivities to common herbs - this class may not be for you. I will have future versions of this class where folks can tune in and observe the practice - but I’m wanting this first one to be extra intimate with a small group of participants. thank you for understanding!
Tea Tasting Club (Membership)
This is the year long tea tasting journey! Each month you will recieve an unmarked herb in the mail that we will explore in depth using our senses in class. We will meet monthly and I will announce the date of the next class at the end of every session. You can expect to receive your herbs in the mail about a week prior to class.
By signing up for the year long journey you are
1. Commiting to your herbal journey! You will be brewing a mystery infusion once a month and entering a virtual space where you will be guided and empowered in trusting your senses to learn and commune with plant allies.
2. Saving on shipping! You'll save about ~$120 in shipping costs by signing up for the yearly membership instead of buying each tea tasting class indivudally.
3. Supporting Suntrap offering this virtual learning opportunity. Thank you!
The blind tea tasting materials (an unmarked herb + brewing instructions) will be shipped out Saturday the 10th via USPS Priority Mail. This will allow plenty of time for you to recieve the package before the class.
As with all packages leaving the Suntrap Shipping Studio, the packaging will be 100% recycled and 100% biodegradable. Yay!