"Every morning is an ecstatic tea moment for me. There is, however, a certain indescribable magic that happens when people come together and drop-in together over a beautiful tea. Everything becomes illuminated and glimmers, the senses sharpen, the moment opens, we feel our connectedness and the sacredness of Life."
- Colin Hudon
Founder of Living Tea, Herbalist, Acupuncturist, and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Interviewed by Sun Potion Creative Director, Nitsa Citrine
I was introduced to Colin over six years ago at a private tea ceremony held at his home in Santa Monica. Colin was hosting the ceremony in honor of his Teacher - Wu De... I remember a distinct sense of feeling “safe and held" as he welcomed Scott and I into his home.... After gently requesting we remove our shoes, Colin led us into the living room which had been transformed as a space for tea - we were embraced by plumes of woody incense and steam - the frequency was uniquely kind, relaxed, warm, ethereal yet deeply grounded.
We sat in tea ceremony for several hours - I was moved to tears at moments - it was a powerful initiation. After, we gathered in his kitchen to share a simple yet delicious vegan lunch Colin had prepared.... it remains a significant sensory experience in my life.
Over the years I have had the honor of remaining connected to Colin - through our love of tea and herbs. My personal daily routine begins with a tea ceremony - this is my consistent form of meditation - I pour a few bowls and drink in silence. This is a ritual which inspires and centers me infinitely.
My favorite source of Tea is Living Tea - I feel Colin's exquisite taste, integrity and dedication to finding the highest quality, most sustainable sources mirrors the ethics and integrity we are committed to within Sun Potion....
In his words,
"We seek out leaves from old-growth trees that are seed-grown in their native environments free of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides or weed- killers. We seek leaves that lend their quiet power to the craft and ritual of the tea ceremony."
It is an honor to share some insight into his world with you.
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