Although drinking tea in a traditional manner may appear a solemn activity to some, drinking high-grade Chinese tea, and oolong in particular, is a joyous and lighthearted act.
The spirit of tea drinking is a spirit of playfulness, joy and discovery!
Properly cultivated and harvested oolong and pu erh tea has the ability to open the heart and lift the spirit to heights previously unimagined. Whether in the morning, afternoon, or evening, it has the ability to wash us clean of the stresses and strains of daily life. It is an internal shower of sorts – a spiritual cleansing. Good tea helps us to cultivate the qualities of inner peace, wisdom, joy, and playfulness so that, in time, we may come to view life as a great adventure.
Oolong teas sold by GO Deep WITHIN are harvested from tea farms in the mountains of China and Taiwan. These farms are carefully selected by a trusted source and are is hand-picked, hand roasted, and hand packaged. The fundamental basis of Chinese tea drinking lies in the appreciation of each tea’s chi or energy, so the oolong teas sold by GO Deep WITHIN each have a unique and powerful chi as well as a rich, clean, and smooth flavour.
Pu Erh Tea
Pu erh Tea belongs to that most special family of Chinese teas from Yunnan province in China. The leaves are all from seed planted pu erh, and thus, each tree is unique – each tea comes from a “mother tree.”
After being hand-picked, the pu erh leaves go through a process of fermentation supervised by a tea master so the leaves aren’t over or under fermented. The leaves are then pressed into bricks or cakes, often by hand, for storage and aging. All pu erh teas served and sold by GO Deep WITHIN are raw or uncooked, which means they go through a process of aging before true enjoyment can begin.The age range available for these teas is between 5 and 40 years. It is through the aging process that pu erh attains its rich, smooth, and earthy flavours.
Drinking tea in an attentive manner is a very profound and transformative practice.
Consultations over tea at GO Deep WITHIN are a wonderful way to not only sample some rare and exquisite teas but also to become initiated into the Tao of Tea, which like all things Tao, appears simple on the surface, but more deeply, is a form of the most profound endeavor one can take on – the endeavor to know oneself.Purchase a Tea Consultation Book a Tea Consultation