Experience an Age-Old Eastern Tradition
Why Experience a Tea Ceremony?
Experiencing a tea ceremony helps to cultivate a space that can clear sadness, internal conflict and assist you with moving into your higher purpose.
Regarded for thousands of years in the East as a key to good health, happiness and wisdom. Tea, when sipped in this sacred way, reminds us of the beauty and uniqueness of the present moment.
Other benefits of a Tea Ceremony
- lower stress levels
- boost your immune system
- enhance your meditation practice
- enjoy a sense of community and oneness
- heart opening
My Love of Tea Ceremonies
Hi, My name is Bo Wong and I love tea ceremony! I’m based on the Gold Coast and Brisbane, Australia and serve tea are various indoor and outdoor spaces at least once a month.
If you meet me in person you will notice when I talk about serving tea and tea ceremony something lights up in me I’m really passionate about the medicine it can bring to open one’s heart and mind.
It all began after my first tea ceremony held at a friend’s house, there was something magical that happened that day, it activated something deep within in my soul.
What is a tea ceremony?
After that first tea ceremony, I was hooked and wanted to know more and start my own tea practice. As a child, my Chinese grandma used to always drink black tea and we always had Chinese tea with dinner as ‘it’s good to digest the food’ she would say.
I remember my other Asian grandma had gifted my parents a beautiful tea set which was gold and white and had dragons in it. One day I thought I would have that, but unfortunately, it got broken when they moved.
It is only now that I understand why drinking tea, the teaware, water, space and heart is so essential to making good tea.
Fast forward to now where I’ve done a tea course at the Tea Sage Hut to deepen my practice and understand what it is to live a life of tea. Tea has changed my life and I’ve met the kindest hearted people through it. The practice of meditation tea ceremony and gong fu help me navigate life better.
Tea ceremony is the simple act of drinking leaves in a bowl in silence and letting go of the worries of your monkey mind. It’s so simple yet every piece of teaware and gesture has a purpose. Tea ceremony never stops as it becomes part of your life and how you choose to conduct yourself moving through it.
I understand my journey will be a lifelong one with tea and the power of simplicity it holds to help us stay in balance with our bodies, nature, minds and hearts.
What happens in a tea ceremony?
After all the guests have arrived I give an intro, talk about the tea we are going to drink and share something that relates to life and the tea session. It is a space of no judgement, openness, kindness and joy.
Next, we drink the tea in silence, letting go of the evaluative mind as the tea gives us something to focus on. The way it touches our mouth, the texture and the qi we feel from it. In a space of quiet gratitude, we can start to open our hearts and feel an inner sense of calm and in a group, this is so powerful.
After enough bowls of tea have been served, we take a moment to just be and then have a chat. People are free to say as little or as much as they want.
I have found that by drinking tea and being present with it, this folds over into other areas of our lives. I now do one thing at a time, I feel calmer, I can handle stressful situations better, I see the world differently, and it has unlocked in me a way to be of service to others.
Why enjoy a bowl of Tea with me?
I realised I’m not the only one who doesn’t drink alcohol or go out to clubs and bars. Serving tea along with other holistic events I hold is a nice way to meet like-minded people and form true connections.
The after effect of a tea ceremony is a feeling of calmness and love with everyone who drank tea with you. No two ceremonies are ever the same! I would be honoured to bring this form of Ceremony to you or to hold a ceremony for you here in my space.
If you like me to come and hold a private tea ceremony for you, your space, event, festival, special occasion or a group of you and your friends please contact me via email or call me (call button at the bottom right when viewing this page on mobile).
I hope to travel and serve tea, so watch this space as I would be honoured to serve you tea soon!
What tea’s do you use?
For each ceremony, I ask permission from the tea to let me be of service and which tea I should serve. Each time it’s been a wonderful choice with a string of coincidences.
I get my tea from people I know who source responsibility
As tea is the second most consumed drink after water it has been exploited in the way it has been grown and sold just like our food. I’m careful of the tea’s I buy as I really want to support the idea of wild, organic farming of tea. I also make my tea last by drinking less of it and learning how to serve tea it better so I can get more of the qi of tea with less.
By serving tea in a sacred way such as in ceremony I am fully present when drinking and serving the tea and so are others I drink it with. If we start to do this in other area’s of our life too we will start to see the magic it brings us and feel the compassion that washes over us with each sip.
I realised I’m not the only one who doesn’t drink alcohol or go out to clubs and bars. Tea ceremony along with other holistic events I hold is a nice way to meet like-minded people of organising a group to celebrate life and connect. The after effect is that you feel calm and happy rather than hungover and crap.
If you like me to come and hold a private tea ceremony for you, your space, event, festival, special occasion or a group of you and your friends please contact me.
I hope to travel and serve tea so watch this space as I would be honoured to serve you tea soon!
Where else do you hold a tea ceremony?
I currently hold a tea ceremony privately, I collaborate with others talking about tea and connection to the earth.
What People Are Saying
The power and Potency of the Sacred Tea poured and infused through Bo followed by the Top Shelf Chakra Healing TRANSFORMATIONAL Process by Adelle will influence me forever. Magical Evening Sisters beyond grateful. Deep Bow.Jessica Gale
This is a beautiful, nourishing circle for the ladies. The space created feels safe and accepting. I like that I can come to a circle and if I feel lively and interactive, that's welcome....and if I feel inward and quiet...that's welcome too. There is a wonderful flow to the way each circle unfolds depending on the women who attend and what the theme is... and where ever we are on our journeys, the tea ceremony always seems to gently bring us back into a place of belonging and togetherness.Mai Hawthorne
Thank you for the lovely bowl tea ceremony on saturday Bo! It was such a beautiful experience, the natural bush setting and your expertise made it quite magickal!Pippa Bertel
Quite the magical experience. Fell in to one of the deepest meditive states I've ever been in. Visuals and a ulitimate sense of relaxation all rolled in to one. Looking forward to the next one. Thank you againAustin Thomas
I could have drank tea all night and it seems to remove the ego. The whole ceremony was unique and profoundly different. Thank you ladies.John Bevelander
Bo has a lovely way with people, she knows how to make them feel supported and at ease. The tea ceremonies are always a delight to be a part of, Bo is great at holding space for the people around her to openly express anything that comes up while taking their meditative journies inward. Thank you for bringing such beautiful practices into my life Bo.Sarah Heironymus
I just had the most beautiful experience sitting in Bo's goddess circle. Ceremony, connection and remembering...such a powerful and heart opening night
What a beautiful ceremony and a group of women. My experience of peace and feeling of oneness with the universe and the group was amazing. The facilitators held the space beautifully. The women attending spanned all stages of life and were so open about their experience and supportive of each other. I recommend you experience this for yourself and you will understand what i mean.Joanne Moore