Being Tea

is creating tea skills & meditation classes
Select a membership level
SUPPORTING MEMBER
$1
per month

Thank you for being here and supporting independent education! Access to one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year). Also includes access to live interviews and occasional special edition workshops.

STUDENT OF TEA
Limited (4 of 25 remaining)
$5
per month

One new class each month, 45-60 min, appropriate for all levels. Reduced rate offered for limited number of students. Rotating class topics include Tea Skills, Professional Series, Wellbeing Series, and Tea Meditation.

  • Also includes access to archive of 30+ classes! Plus one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year).
STUDENT OF TEA
$8
per month

One new class each month, 45-60 min, appropriate for all levels. Rotating class topics include Tea Skills, Professional Series, Wellbeing Series, and Tea Meditation.

  • Also includes access to archive of 30+ classes! Plus one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year).

43

patrons

$514

per month

About Being Tea



Hello, nice to meet you! I’m Suzette Hammond and since 2003, I’ve been working as a professional tea trainer, educator, and taster. Having spent more than a decade developing and managing training programs for leading tea companies, I created my own company - Being Tea - offering professional training, customized workshops, tea project consulting. 

Being Tea is my way to create avenues of engaged learning, in a way that's affordable and accessible for everyone. Magic happens when we touch tea, rooted in the connection to our sensory self. My passion in tea is shepherding these connections. 
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 Very simply, this service (hosted here on Patreon) is a membership program for continuous online tea classes. I create fresh, new classes every single month, plus give students access to class archives.

These classes serve as beta testing workshops for future classes that will be downloadable from BeingTea.com, available to members for a fraction of the full retail price. Consistent membership support makes the research and creation of these workshops possible, and members are rewarded with access to affordable, creative content all year-round. 

  UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS PROGRAM  

1) All members receive classes in BOTH tea skills and tea meditation. Skills classes include functional work like cupping skills and brewing experiments, and meditation classes include exploration of tea for mental well being and mindfulness. After all, tea is not just a product to consume, it's a living culture and health-supporting practice that is centuries old. 

2) This program is very purposely NOT a certification system. This is to allow tea explorers to engage with tea intuitively, in a way that can be practiced and integrated daily, without the implied goal or financial pressure of testing. 

3) You're learning from a REAL human being! Members can ask questions before and after class, and receive real answers. The classes are me just directly teaching, no editing. I do host classes livestream - so you have the option of attending live, if you like - and recordings are made for everything so you have access anytime. 
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  ABOUT THE PROGRAM LEVELS  

I operate the program with seasonal themes for classes. For example, cold brew classes in summer, or classes about heartier teas in winter. You can check out the current calendar on the homepage. (section Featured Tags -> Class Calendar) 

Program levels are listed below. To join, just choose which one feels best for your needs. Customized tiers are also available for businesses or private groups - contact me for details. 




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$1 tier = SUPPORTING MEMBER
Thank you for being here and supporting independent education!
* Participate in one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year) *
* Access to live interviews and occasional special workshops *
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$8 tier =  ONE NEW CLASS PER MONTH
* Access to one class each month, 45-60 min, appropriate for all levels *
Also includes access to archive of 30+ classes *
Plus one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year) *

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$15 tier = TWO NEW CLASSES PER MONTH
Includes class from $8 level, plus one additional class *
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Also includes access to archive of 30+ classes *
* Plus one seasonal workshop each quarter (4x year) *

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  PRIVATE INSTRUCTION ALSO AVAILABLE!  
Contact me first for availability before joining. 



$100 tier =  PRIVATE TUTORING
One custom 75 min class per month, built around your learning goals *
Available for ongoing development or limited intensive series *
Includes access to both group classes produced each month *
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Teaching and developing pathways for tea education is what I do for a living. I am, however, self-employed and this can be a precarious situation, even for highly experienced professionals. This work takes funding and continuous support: Tea equipment, classroom tea, software, hosting services, marketing, etc. 

As the community grows, I'll have runway to develop new membership levels and even offer tea scholarships for nominated individuals or organizations. I also want to be able to offer students supporting tools and gear for study, as well as improve the technical side like AV equipment, time zone specific livestreams, etc. My objective is to create a means for supportive, ongoing education that is truly affordable and accessible to everyone who wants more tea in their life. Your support directly makes this possible! 
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  GOT QUESTIONS?  
"Do I need any special equipment to join?" "How can I watch classes later?"
Check out my FAQ guide for answers! And if you’d like to see what this is all about, go get yourself some tea, start the water heating, and try my complementary Welcome to Tea course.

  Thanks for visiting! I hope to see you in class soon!


  © 2019 Suzette Hammond ("Being Tea") All rights reserved. All images, copy, and product descriptions are the property of Being Tea.
Goals
$514 of $1,000 per month
This milestone is a crucial one, as it means that teaching online is a sustainable operation for me. More consistent stability each month is key to ensuring this can be done for the long haul. I can also invest in better video and archival equipment at this stage of funding.
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