The Way of Tea(Cha Dao 茶道):
In the West, tea and coffee are thought of as drinks to stimulate the energy and give us a kick to keep living life at the speediest rate possible. Caketrees Studio uses tea to help us slow down, be in the moment and, most of all, to “come to our senses”. Experiencing Caketrees’ tea ceremony all of your senses will be awakened - touch, smell, sight, sound and taste. The ceremony is a call to be in the moment, to connect with each of these senses in real time and to simply be with what emerges. The tea ceremony creates a very particular kind of mindfulness which both calms and excites at the same time. It calms the busy brain and lets the body relax and slip into the cradle of its own senses. It excites by giving space to this powerful connection between the body and the mind, which feel all the more powerful for having reconnected with the senses.