Wanderer's Way of Tea—Accessibility Option
Wanderer's Way of Tea—Accessibility Option
Why an Accessibility Option? Access to money is not the same for all of us, and while the Wanderer's Way of Tea is a premium product, I value sharing this journey with folks in less financially resourced circumstances, to the extent that I can. This price covers the cost of the tea and materials, but not the work that goes into curating and guiding the Seasonal Tea Journey, writing the scroll, and leading the online events. These are my gift to those who are offering greatly in the world in a myriad of ways that go unseen and unpaid.
This option is for people for whom the usual price would pose too much of a burden. This may include, but is not exclusive to: families that have been strategically excluded from the accumulation of generational wealth, retired folks living on a fixed income, and those with substantial debt burdens. Please do not use this option if you are comfortable meeting basic needs and/or have savings, investments, inheritance, etc.
First choose your size and frequency:
Full size: 36 grams of each tea
Half size: 18 grams of each tea
Generally: 4-6 grams of tea is used in the gongfu cha method. 1-2 grams for a casual steep
Remember, each package has two seasonal teas.
Charged and Delivered 4 or 8 times per year.
Choose 8 times per year to receive every tea on the Seasonal Tea Journey
Choose 4 times per year to receive every other seasonal selection.
Every ensemble seasonal tea-package comes with:
- 2 Perfect Teas for the Seasons
- Books, Calendars, Scrolls—Writing to support the journey
- Artistic and Informative Labels
With your first package:
Book of Imprints, Tea journal and calendar
- Easing Into Seasonal Tea Ritual handbook
- Comprehensive guide to reading the labels informative labels on the back of each tea pouch
- Invitations to Online Tea-Appreciation to taste each tea in community
2 Perfect Teas for the Seasons
Each season, we caringly select artisanal treasures to enliven your tea-life and connect you to the particular elemental character of the season. Over time you'll gain familiarity with a wide variety of teas, including teas that you may have a hard time finding outside of Via Tiempo.
All of Via Tiempo's teas are from farmers that care for the long-term well being of the soil, tea-plants, and ecosystem. Most are completely pesticide free, whether they be certified organic, wild grown in forests, or old tree gardens at high elevation.
Books, Calendars, Scrolls—Writing to support the journey
A refreshing tea-letter, in the form of a scroll, introduces each tea in the most delightful way—sharing tea culture, philosophy, and the elemental poetry of the season. Each scroll opens portals of appreciation. Layer by layer, they carry the journey, allowing for a wandering transmission of seasonal tea culture in the spirit of Via Tiempo. Your first delivery is also accompanied by a lovely Easing into Seasonal Tea Ritual handbook, and the Book of Imprints, a Tea-Journal-Calendar that follows both a Taoist 8-element experiential calendar and the traditional 24 season farming calendar of Northern China.
Artistic and Informative Labels
Our seasonal teas will always stay front and center in your tea cabinet, because the artistic labels are so much fun to see looking back at you whenever you open the door. The labels on the back of the pouch share how oxidized the tea is, taste and aroma profiles, steeping guidance, energetic qualities to look for, and more. Also, with your first shipment you'll receive a comprehensive guide to reading those labels.
By the way, the label and pouches are compostable! Drop them in your green bin and feel good about your entire tea experience.
Bonus: Online Community Tea-Appreciation
As a bonus. two online community sessions accompany each seasonal tea package: one tasting that explores the basics of tea-appreciation and another more experimental gathering called Making the Seasonal Tea Ritual Your Own. These sometimes include special guests!
Payments will be charged to your card 7 days before each shipment. 10 days before each shipment you'll get an email inviting you to make any changes necessary. You can pause, cancel, or change subscriptions any time.
If this Journey is a gift for someone else, let me know! You can respond to the confirmation email with a note you'd like to include; and you can preset how many seasons of tea you'd like to send.