Session 4: New Season Meditation
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Session 4: New Season Meditation

Welcome to The Jade Forest!

The Jade Forest invites you to continue our tea journey together for another amazing tea session. Spring is here! Even if the temperature isn’t ready, the plants are, the animals are, and you should be too. The transformation of the seasons is a great time to embrace the inevitable changes in life, and choose to set your intentions on positive growth. The Jade Forest is here for that.

Join us for a Spring tea meditation session where we’ll share a moment to recenter and set our intentions for this new season. So far, our sessions have been full of conversation as we focused on the steeping processes of the tea. However, this will be a bowl tea session that will take a quieter approach, and once tea enters the bowl, we invite you to focus on your thoughts, breathe deeply, and let the tea energy wash over you.

Rising Red Lotus has selected a very special, certified organic “High Mountain GABA” Taiwanese oolong harvested in the Spring of 2015. GABA stands for Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, a chemical made in the brain, and when GABA is ingested is aids in relieving anxiety, improving mood, and reducing symptoms of premenstrual syndrome {WebMD}. Earth’s stress reliever.

Enjoy the wonderful taste of sweet potato, honey, baked apples, spice, and mulberry wine from this clean tea. Sip from the bowl, feel the tea soothe your whole body, catch a sun beam at the table, and set your intentions on growth.

See you soon.

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High Mountain GABA Oolong

High Mountain GABA Oolong

Alishan, Taiwan

Alishan, Taiwan

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Session 3: Let That S@#* Go
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Session 3: Let That S@#* Go

Welcome to The Jade Forest!

The Jade Forest invites you to continue our tea journey together for another amazing tea session. It’s been a long week, ups and downs, good or bad, either way your mental cup is full and it’s time to let all of that go. Take a seat, breathe deep, talk to a stranger, and let the tea melt the week away.

To guide you into a peaceful present moment, Rising Red Lotus has chosen two teas from the the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian, China. The selection includes Shui Jin Gui “Golden Water Turtle” and Tie Luo Han “Iron Monk” two of the four famous Wuyi Rock Oolongs.

Our selected Shui Jin Gui “Golden Water Turtle” oolong was originally harvested in the Spring of 2017. This medium oxidized, charcoal roasted oolong has a long twisted dark dry leaf, and is very fragrant with a complex taste.  This tea brews up a clear liquor with a reddish hue, a creamy texture, and a naturally sweet finish that lingers in your mouth and nose. Some tasting notes are sweet potato, caramel, apricot, peach, plums, vanilla, smoke, and ginger.

Tie Luo Han “Iron Arhat/Monk” is a rare varietal of Wu Yi Mountain Rock tea. Tie Luo Han is lightly processed, so the leaves are green with some brown, and the tea brews up a bright golden tea soup. Our selection was harvested in the Spring of 2015. This is a robust, nectar-like tea with a rich and complex flavor . Some tasting notes are butterscotch, dark chocolate, charcoal, sage and cherries.

See you soon.

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Wuyi Mountains of Fujian, China

Wuyi Mountains of Fujian, China

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Opening Session:2
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Opening Session:2

The Jade Forest is now open!

You are invited to a seat at the table for the very first tea session of the year hosted by Rising Red Lotus. In celebration of the occasion, our featured tea will be the treasured Da Hong Pao, a rock oolong from the Wuyi mountains of Fujian, China .

Big Red Robe, or “Da Hong Pao”, is the holy grail of Wuyi oolongs. There are only a handful of mother trees in existence, producing scant kilograms of tea each year. Very rarely does this tea make it to the open market, but when it does, auction values can reach $900,000 per kilogram, as in 1998.

This session’s selection has been carefully sourced from tea trees that are the closest in genetic make-up to these rare mother trees. This batch was harvested in the Spring of 2016 and is of exceptional quality.

The initial brew releases the intense toffee and caramel notes from the charcoal roasting, but you may find the complex fruity notes that emerge in later infusions to be equally, if not more captivating.

After several steepings of this tea has opened your senses the session will conclude with a tasting of a 12 year aged Da Hong Pao. This tea has been masterfully roasted about three times over the course of its aging process. The result is a completely different flavor and aroma profile with complexity and a smooth finish.

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Wuyi Mountains of Fujian, China

Wuyi Mountains of Fujian, China

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Opening Session:1
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Opening Session:1

The Jade Forest is now open!

You are invited to a seat at the table for the very first tea session of the year hosted by Rising Red Lotus. In celebration of the occasion, our featured tea will be the treasured Da Hong Pao, a rock oolong from the Wuyi mountains of Fujian, China .

Big Red Robe, or “Da Hong Pao”, is the holy grail of Wuyi oolongs. There are only a handful of mother trees in existence, producing scant kilograms of tea each year. Very rarely does this tea make it to the open market, but when it does, auction values can reach $900,000 per kilogram, as in 1998.

This session’s selection has been carefully sourced from tea trees that are the closest in genetic make-up to these rare mother trees. This batch was harvested in the Spring of 2016 and is of exceptional quality.

The initial brew releases the intense toffee and caramel notes from the charcoal roasting, but you may find the complex fruity notes that emerge in later infusions to be equally, if not more captivating.

After several steepings of this tea has opened your senses the session will conclude with a tasting of a 12 year aged Da Hong Pao. This tea has been masterfully roasted about three times over the course of its aging process. The result is a completely different flavor and aroma profile with complexity and a smooth finish.

Get your seat today!

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Wuyi Mountains of Fujian, China

Wuyi Mountains of Fujian, China

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