« WAO » stands for « We Are One »
Since 2010, Jade has been traveling the world to explore the wisdom and medicine of the plant Camellia sinensis, a sacred tree, a plant teacher that has inspired the Taoists and Sages for health, longevity and meditation. She founded the project WAO TEA in 2017, with the intention to shed light on the fundamental principal of Oneness. She is dedicating her practice and project to the Way of nature, co-existence, community and sustainability -- to your wellbeing and the wellbeing of our precious planet.
At the core of each of us, there exists a silent pulse, an essential rythmn, a unique heartbeat, pulsating symbiotically with the heart of the earth. There is something empowering in the act of reawakening to our body's own wisdom. Tea is wisdom in a cup, and a gift from Nature. Behind the leaves, the intention of WAOTEA is to awaken and empower personal growth, encourage the evolution of planetary consciousness and environmental healing. We believe that most of our challenges in life comes from a sensation of disconnection. By drinking tea, we are being reminded that we are one with Nature, and all of the elements before us, within us and beyond us. One pure living presence. Sitting for tea is a simple daily act that invites the sacred back into the secular, an invitation to celebrate the preciousness of the present moment.
During her extensive travels to China, Malaysia and Japan, Jade had the chance to study the ritual and medicine of tea from many different perspectives. She explored the world of tea through the lens of the people that grow & harvest the tea plant, the ones that Master the ritual of serving and offering tea ceremony, those who drink tea everyday, those who teach about tea and those who are simply students of the tea leaves.
Jade consciously select and curate her tea leaves directly from ancient tea gardens, in the most remote and sacred tea plantations, where only the tea trees of the highest vibration grow. Her tea leaves are cultivated and harvested in a traditional sustainable way, with love and respect for nature, the land where it grows and all of the people involved in the process.
"May we remember the Way of nature, the preciousness of life,
in a conscious act of reverence, and gratitude."
* 15% of our proceeds of teaware are donated to PNW protectors to preserve the ocean : https://www.pnwprotectors.com
* 10% of our proceeds of tea are donated to One Tree Planted to preserve the trees and forests : https://onetreeplanted.org/