Buddhist Tea Culture
Every single spiritual culture I studied with in China believed in the unseen powers of tea. All of them. They all had rituals of infusing energy into the tea, whether it was through prayer or ceremony. When I was I was living in Yunnan Province, I was exposed to Tibetan Buddhist Culture, and even ended up studying some Tibetan Buddhist tea culture and was amazed at what I had learned.
Below is an excerpt from The Wild Tea Hunter – my book about my adventures hunting tea in China. In it, I share my tea experiences amongst the Tibetan Buddhists.