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Create Your Own Ritual

Ania Gruca

Create Your Own Ritual

  “A ritual is the enactment of a myth. And, by participating in the ritual, you are participating in the myth. And since myth is a projection of the depth wisdom of the psyche, by participating in a ritual, participating in the myth, you are being, as it were, put in accord with that wisdom, which is the wisdom that is inherent within you anyhow. Your consciousness is being re-minded of the wisdom of your own life. I think ritual is terribly important.”― Joseph Campbell Rituals allow us to slow down as we prepare for and do each component of the...


10 Questions To Ask A Friend Over a Cup of Tea

Ania Gruca

10 Questions To Ask A Friend Over a Cup of Tea

One year is over, another is about to start. Make yourself and someone you love a cup of tea and ask each other these ten questions about the past year. 1. What's been the highlight of your year? 2. What are your feelings about the year that's passed? 3. What are you really proud of? 4. What was challenging for you this past year? 5. What did you learn? 6. What did you let go of or stop? 7. What did you start? 8. Looking ahead, what do you want to create or create more of in the coming year?...


7 Reasons Why Tea Drinkers Are Special

Ania Gruca

7 Reasons Why Tea Drinkers Are Special

Tea Drinkers Are Special Because 1. They have patience—they know it takes time for tea to develop its flavor. 2. They look for the deeper magic—in a world where coffee is seen as king, tea is the magician with the blue and silver cloak stirring, stirring, stirring a pot from which steam rises in fantastical shapes creating the magic of possibility. We dream our lives awake in those moments of calm when we sip our tea in solitude and contemplate what is and what is possible. 3. They love connection—whether with themselves or with others, tea drinkers know the value...


Teacup of the Month: December

Ania Gruca

Teacup of the Month: December

This month’s teacup of the month has been chosen by Lara. Read below for why she chose it and if you would like a chance to win it, click here.   The Story Behind Our Cup of the Month (as written by Lara)   I normally like old fashioned porcelain cups with delicate patterns but when I saw this cup it immediately spoke to me. There is something so beautiful about its simplicity. I have not held this cup in my hands but its shape feels so inviting. Some of our teas unfurl slowly and beautifully as they steep and I...


Christmas Tea Anyone?

Ania Gruca

Christmas Tea Anyone?

For those of us who love Christmas, decorating the Christmas tree can evoke the exuberant, happy, magical days of childhood. And that is perhaps why we decorate the tree—to get in touch with our childhood selves and the vibrant energy of that time. As good as happy energy is, there is something to be said for bringing in the meditative energy of tea into the festive season too. As we all know, the holidays can feel stressful and busy as we are trying to do everything—decorate the tree, buy the presents, plan the Christmas dinner. But there is a simple solution and it...