Back to All Events

Chinese Tea & The Five Elements, Part 1 Earth

  • Root & Branch 7642 Southwest Capitol Highway Portland, OR, 97219 United States (map)

A five part series taking place Sunday afternoons from September 30 - November 4. Participants are encouraged to sign up for the entire series but can take each class individually. 

$80 for the whole series (5 classes) or $20 per class. Space is limited to six people. 

Throughout this series, participants will learn about the various types of Chinese tea, how to identify quality in tea, and how to utilize tea for contemplation and healing. 

Part 1 of 5 will introduce the different types of tea to be used in the whole course as well as teach the etiquette and process of a Gongfu tea service. This class will also take time to help participants settle into their bodies and begin developing the senses necessary to experience the true depth of drinking tea.


Class one will feature teas which embody the element of Earth. Earth represents the aspects of tea which are sweet and nourishing. Earth also represents the foundation or ground to art of making and enjoying Chinese tea. None of the other elements can exist without Earth. Before we can travel, we have to know the ground that we may travel upon. Class one will set the stage for the journey ahead, featuring brighter and sweeter teas. No former experience is necessary to partake.

Email to reserve your spot today

Earlier Event: August 19
Vine & Dine