Suvanne — living tea mindfulness

Suvan­ne is a tea pro­ject devo­ted to sha­re the use tea as medicine.

Our acti­vi­ties inclu­de orga­nizing tea cere­mo­nies and other tea events, impor­ting and sel­ling high qua­li­ty medici­nal tea.

Our tea is pure

The­re are no added aro­mas (arti­ficial or natu­ral) or other fla­vo­rants added to our teas and the tea was grown wit­hout agroc­he­micals (e.g. pes­tici­des). Howe­ver we can’t say our tea is orga­nic because that would requi­re an orga­nic cer­ti­fica­te. The most impor­tant thing is our own expe­rience about the puri­ty of the tea. Years of medi­ta­ti­ve tea drin­king and brewing has taught us sen­si­ti­vi­ty to notice if the­re is somet­hing stran­ge in the tea (e.g. bad sto­ra­ge or pes­tici­de). We also put a lot of effort in sto­ring the tea in the best way possible.

Our tea is very high quality

The who­le process of our tea – growing envi­ron­ment, growing, proces­sing the lea­ves and sto­ra­ge has to be of high quality.

Our tea is medicine

On top of the puri­ty and top qua­li­ty our tea has good medici­nal pro­per­ties. Our tea should be rat­her com­pa­red with other super­foods or natu­ral medici­nes than tea that is nor­mal­ly avai­lable in shops. In order to achie­ve the medici­nal effects the tea has to be brewed and drunk in a sui­table way. When you drink a nice tea in this way it remo­ves stress very effec­ti­ve­ly which has count­less health bene­fits. In addi­tion tea has neve­ren­ding depth if you want to go for it…

Teas which come from the birthplace of tea, Yun­nan pro­vince (e.g. pu’er) in Chi­na and other dark teas (black teas in East-Asia) have the most medici­nal poten­tial. Simpli­fied, the effect of a medici­nal tea is plea­sant, relaxing, but still invi­go­ra­ting. Some teas are more war­ming and some more coo­ling. When you learn how to lis­ten to your body whi­le drin­king tea you will find out which tea suits you best which time of the day.

Tea ceremony

Our goal in the tea cere­mo­ny is to offer the guest as good a tea expe­rience as possible.

Usual­ly this means a hap­py, relaxed but awa­ke sta­te whe­re you will for­get your eve­ry­day troubles. Some call this sta­te of mind medi­ta­tion but the­re is no dog­ma attac­hed to our cere­mo­nies. Our tea cere­mo­ny should not be con­fused with Japa­ne­se or Chi­ne­se tea cere­mo­nies (e.g. ones you can see in tea shops or you­tu­be). Alt­hough some simi­la­ri­ties exist with them they are qui­te dif­fe­rent. Our cere­mo­nies are not part of any reli­gion or school. The main focus is to just sit still and enjoy the tea. Some­ti­mes a strong tea expe­rience can relea­se emo­tio­nal trau­ma. Our cere­mo­nies usual­ly last 1–1,5 hours and the int­ro­duc­tion can be held in Fin­nish or English.

The tas­te of the tea is not our only focus but all the aspects of the cere­mo­ny have to work toget­her and be of high qua­li­ty. Tas­te, smell, mouth­feel, cha qi (ener­gy of the tea) and the atmosp­he­re all play an impor­tant role. Often we use pu’er tea from old ancient trees or aged pu’er in our cere­mo­nies. We have found that the­se teas gene­ral­ly offer the stron­gest posi­ti­ve effects on the body and mind. But all our events are tai­lo­red to the unique situa­tion and guests so we use other types of tea if it fits.