Annual Global Tea Hut Trips

Annual Global Tea Hut Trips


It is time for our fourth annual Global Tea Hut trip!

This year, we are travelling through the tea-rich province of Anhui and neighboring parts!

It is time for our fourth annual Global Tea Hut trip!

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April 19-29, 2017

Come on a wonderful tea pilgrimage, full of learning, fellowship, epic tea sessions and life-long memories!

Anhui is full of tea-related history and lore, with tons to see and do. We will have an amazing journey, exploring tea in every facet—from spirit to cup! Here is our itinerary:

Day 1-3: We will spend the first three days in the stunning Huang Shan. There are no words for how gorgeous this park is. It is as if you have strayed into a dream. The mountains and Nature are strong and fill you. We have been offered the rare honor to sleep in the park itself, so we won’t have to come down each day. We will hike, drink tea, visit some of the many Daoist shrines and old buildings and get to know each other better amongst these very magical surroundings.

Day 4-6: We will head to the tea growing area of Qimen to stay with some organic farmers, whose tea is mostly seed-propagated as well. We will learn about green, red and Liu An black tea production, watch harvests and also try our hand at making some tea for Global Tea Hut from start to finish. There are also many stunning rivers, falls and mountains around to search for great outdoor tea spots. While here, we will also have a tea gathering and share a 1930’s Liu An tea!

Day 7: We will spend the day in Jingdezhen, which is the most famous porcelain-producing town in China and where the fourth Treasure of Gongfu Tea traditionally came from—the cups. We will get to see some porcelain making and some blue painting as well.

Day 8-9: We will then spend two days in Yixing, another of the Four Treasures. We will visit the museum, learn about ore and go to the famous mountains where it was mined. We will also learn about how it is made into clay, and then get to see a demonstration of pot making.

Day 10: We will head to Shanghai to wrap up our trip with a huge vegetarian feast, followed by a tea session with some 1960’s puerh.

This year, we are travelling through the tea-rich province of Anhui and neighboring parts!

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April 19-29, 2017

Come on a wonderful tea pilgrimage, full of learning, fellowship, epic tea sessions and life-long memories!

Anhui is full of tea-related history and lore, with tons to see and do. We will have an amazing journey, exploring tea in every facet—from spirit to cup! Here is our itinerary:

Day 1-3: We will spend the first three days in the stunning Huang Shan. There are no words for how gorgeous this park is. It is as if you have strayed into a dream. The mountains and Nature are strong and fill you. We have been offered the rare honor to sleep in the park itself, so we won’t have to come down each day. We will hike, drink tea, visit some of the many Daoist shrines and old buildings and get to know each other better amongst these very magical surroundings.

Day 4-6: We will head to the tea growing area of Qimen to stay with some organic farmers, whose tea is mostly seed-propagated as well. We will learn about green, red and Liu An black tea production, watch harvests and also try our hand at making some tea for Global Tea Hut from start to finish. There are also many stunning rivers, falls and mountains around to search for great outdoor tea spots. While here, we will also have a tea gathering and share a 1930’s Liu An tea!

Day 7: We will spend the day in Jingdezhen, which is the most famous porcelain-producing town in China and where the fourth Treasure of Gongfu Tea traditionally came from—the cups. We will get to see some porcelain making and some blue painting as well.

Day 8-9: We will then spend two days in Yixing, another of the Four Treasures. We will visit the museum, learn about ore and go to the famous mountains where it was mined. We will also learn about how it is made into clay, and then get to see a demonstration of pot making.

Day 10: We will head to Shanghai to wrap up our trip with a huge vegetarian feast, followed by a tea session with some 1960’s puerh.

Here are some details you need to know before signing up:

1) In order to be elligible for the annual Global Tea Hut Trip, you have to have been a member for the entirety of the previous year, in other words from January to December of 2016. If this is not the case, we can put you on a waiting list in case a spot opens.

2) After being accepted, we are asking for a minimum contribution of 600 USD. This support will not go towards your trip. It is a contribution to help facilitate the tremendous amount of work that goes into planning a trip like this, pay for our guides and expenses. This support will reserve your spot. You can get a refund of your contribution if you cancel at least 3 weeks in advance. (Please do not send your contribution until you have filled out an application below and been contacted by one of us.)

3) Filling out an application does not gaurantee a spot on this year’s trip. We are also reserving several spots for those who have never been on a trip before. Spots will primarily be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Latecomers will then go on a waiting list… (Eventually, we will try our best to facilitate two annual trips per year so more people can participate.)

4) We are estimating a cost of around 1,000-1,500 USD for the trip. This doesn’t include your contribution to Global Tea Hut (minimum 600$), airfare or visa for China. We will pay when we arrive there and over the course of the trip istelf, not in advance. There will be a few opportunities for buying things, including tea. It is important that you remember who and where you buy tea reflects on us as a group and affects the feelings of some of our hosts. This is an educational, loving, fun and learning pilgrimage; not a chance to bring home lots of tea! We aren’t going to China to shop.

5) You will make a commitment to follow all the guidlines of the center, Tea Sage Hut, over the course of this trip. This means that you will be vegetarian for the entire duration of the trip, with our without the group, will participate in all group activities, lectures and meditations, surrending to the schedule and also act with respect and upright integrity towards all the guides, teachers and friends on this trip, helping to create a loving and happy experience for everyione!

6) Once you are accepted, you will automatically be subscribed to an email newsletter that will start going out once every couple weeks up until the trip. It will include tons of information on where to meet, what to bring, etc., so all your practical questions will be answered through that discussion.

Here are some details you need to know before signing up:

1) In order to be elligible for the annual Global Tea Hut Trip, you have to have been a member for the entirety of the previous year, in other words from January to December of 2016. If this is not the case, we can put you on a waiting list in case a spot opens.

2) After being accepted, we are asking for a minimum contribution of 600 USD. This support will not go towards your trip. It is a contribution to help facilitate the tremendous amount of work that goes into planning a trip like this, pay for our guides and expenses. This support will reserve your spot. You can get a refund of your contribution if you cancel at least 3 weeks in advance. (Please do not send your contribution until you have filled out an application below and been contacted by one of us.)

3) Filling out an application does not gaurantee a spot on this year’s trip. We are also reserving several spots for those who have never been on a trip before. Spots will primarily be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Latecomers will then go on a waiting list… (Eventually, we will try our best to facilitate two annual trips per year so more people can participate.)

4) We are estimating a cost of around 1,000-1,500 USD for the trip. This doesn’t include your contribution to Global Tea Hut (minimum 600$), airfare or visa for China. We will pay when we arrive there and over the course of the trip istelf, not in advance. There will be a few opportunities for buying things, including tea. It is important that you remember who and where you buy tea reflects on us as a group and affects the feelings of some of our hosts. This is an educational, loving, fun and learning pilgrimage; not a chance to bring home lots of tea! We aren’t going to China to shop.

5) You will make a commitment to follow all the guidlines of the center, Tea Sage Hut, over the course of this trip. This means that you will be vegetarian for the entire duration of the trip, with our without the group, will participate in all group activities, lectures and meditations, surrending to the schedule and also act with respect and upright integrity towards all the guides, teachers and friends on this trip, helping to create a loving and happy experience for everyione!

6) Once you are accepted, you will automatically be subscribed to an email newsletter that will start going out once every couple weeks up until the trip. It will include tons of information on where to meet, what to bring, etc., so all your practical questions will be answered through that discussion.

Please fill out this Application and wait for word from us:

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Let’s also remember our lovely trips so far…

Here are some memories from the 2016 trip to Yunnan, birthplace of Tea

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Here are some memories from the 2015 trip to Wuyi Mountain, Fujian

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And here are some memories from the 2014 trip to Yunnan

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