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August Moon Tea aims to bring the fresh air and sunshine from the tea field to our tea ceremony and create a peaceful and exquisite ambience for all of you.

Tea not only brings people closer, but also helps us to reconnect with oursleves. It's a natural elixir for our souls.

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Estelle Talks about Tea and Tea Ceremony

August Moon Tea hosts tea ceremonies as a team building and distress activity for businesses and organizations. Tea has the power to bring people closer and help people to relax and enjoy the present.

We are passionate about bringing the peacefulness of Chinese tea ceremonies into the western world. I believe a lot of employees and employers are facing the same problem: how to create a supportive and healthy environment for the whole team.

We are all very stressed in our daily life. Stress is a reaction to events or experiences in someone’s home life, work life or a combination of both. Work-related stress and mental health problems often go together. Work-related stress can make an existing mental health problem more difficult to control. If work-related stress reaches a point where it has triggered an existing mental health problem, it becomes hard to separate one from the other.

So as a responsible employer, we need solutions. The employees want to feel the companies they work for are understanding and caring. They want to have a sense of belonging to the companies. They also want to get respect and support from their colleagues.

As far as we know, there are various options, yoga, massage, wine tasting, meditation, gym subscription, healthy breakfast and refreshments etc. Some of these activities can bring the team together, some of them can help the employees to relax. But if you can have an option that brings the team together and help them to relax at the same time, why not? Let alone the health benefits of tea.

This is what we are offering. We are offering you a new and unique cultural experience that has been practised for over a thousand years. A tea ceremony requires a good balance of movement and stillness, simpleness and comprehension, Yin and Yang. It represents our ancient wisdom from Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism.

When everyone sits down around the tea table, everything slows down and gets quiet. You will notice the rumbling of the kettle, the changes of each pot of tea, the wind that wants to kiss your face. You will be sipping tea mindfully, chatting or staying in your own thoughts. You will show respect to the people with you and be open and honest with them as you are getting more and more relaxed with the rhythm of the ceremony.  

A guided or unguided meditation is a good start that helps everyone to settle down and get prepared for the silent tea ceremony where everyone will be meditating on the cup of tea they are holding. After a short break, everyone will be invited to sit down again for a social tea ceremony where we’ll be chatting as friends. We also share a lot of knowledge of tea and Chinese culture because people are always interested.

A quick question: what is the most important thing in a beautiful garden? Trees? Flowers? Birds? Buildings? It’s the space. We all need the space in our own garden in our mind that allows us to look at life from a distance. Once we have that space, we’ll have a new start again. We’ll be more productive, more passionate, more creative which all will help the company to succeed. In return, the employees will be more content with their employers.

You don’t want to lose any employees when they are well trained by you. You want them to be loyal and enjoy working in the company with other colleagues.

Imagine this when the kettle is on, tea is served in a mindful and polite way. The clicking of cups sounds like birds singing. You sip the tea with everyone from your team. You finally find your inner peace at this moment, the team becomes oneness and well connected. How beautiful that is! That is probably what we all need right now.

 

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