A day with shared Tea is a day Complete.

So this past Sunday I went out and explored our local county arboretum with some of my Moon Tribes family. I shared space with Coyote, Nubian Goat, Wolf Frielünd (and her Mink), and Albatross. We spent some time taking photos and touching the earth. There is a Japanese Tea House on the property, just a simple structure with no adornments, but it is perfect. I will be sharing photos as soon as I get them. I took the opportunity to brew a lovely Gyokuro Cha. Gyokuro is a green tea that has been grown and matured in the shade. It is delicate and requires a much lower brewing temperature than even a sencha green tea. It is mild in flavor at first, and deepens with subsequent steeps. The leaves themselves are soft and smooth, almost slippery (though dry) before they are steeped and full and gorgeous once re-hydrated.

We shared tea and laughs, I always love being in the presence of my chosen family, my tribe.

A quick note about my chatelaine: I keep collecting pieces that are useful or help keep me mindful of my craft. There is a small tea cup and hare charm, to pull together 2 elements that are near and dear to me, so I always have a cup on hand (hip). Keys are excellent for unlocking all kinds of things, mental blocks, unseen obstacles, literal doors. I will take out my keys and insert them into visualized locks and turn them to open or close situations or opportunities I wish to encounter. I keep a small skull attached to a little metal plate that says 'bone collector' because, aren't we all? I have walked in many skeletons in my lives, touching bones is a constant reminder of the transient nature of life. Knowing that my energy will continue on long after my bones are collected by the earth. I have a rose quartz 'rabbit heart' worry stone, which has brought me so much peace in times of stress. It is good for soothing and opening the heart chakra. And, lastly, my teaspoon. I like to carry it with me, because, you never know when you will need to scoop out some tea.

Have a blessed week, and as always, if you have any questions about tea, or the craft, do not hesitate to message me.

Welcome to the Workshop!

Greetings, I am Snowshoe Hare and I am so excited to begin this part of my journey. I look forward to providing you with delicious teas, fancy (or wacky) tea parties and events, or magical tools that you need to enhance your life.