Life On Earth Podcast

Tea, Nature & Ceremonies with Colin Hudon

November 8, 2019

Joining us in this episode is Colin Hudon, the founder of Living Tea. Nathalie has a deep love for tea practice and meditation with tea, and Living Tea is where she gets most of her teas from. In this episode, we’ll explore tea ceremonies, mindful living, nature, meditation, different types of teas, subtle body energies, and how you can start your own tea practice.

Tea as a way of life and tradition is something that is usually not understood in the West, and it is just beginning to make its way into the Western consciousness. Colin educates us about how tea is related to the study of nature and what makes tea a way of life.

Colin believes that tea is a wonderful way to start your day because it brings calmness and focus. He takes us through his morning routine, including what types of tea he prefers to drink when preparing for the day. He also talks about different types of meditation.

There is definitely a place for scientific studies on tea, but Colin says that a scientific study devoid of connecting with the spirit of tea will lead to tea snobbery. However, if you begin your tea journey in a simple way that is about modesty, connection, and meditation, you won’t run that risk.
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Colin’s full bio:

Owner and founder Colin Hudon developed Living Tea through his lifelong immersion

in Tea and Tao. As an herbalist, acupuncturist, and practitioner of Traditional Chinese

Medicine, he discovered through the Tea ceremony a means of sharing the extraordinary

depth of these Oriental Traditions in the West. In Taoist herbalism, Tea is considered a

"shen" or spirit tonic through its ability to calm the mind, open the heart, remove energetic

stagnation and connect us with Nature. However, the western world has learned of Tea only

as a beverage grown from small bushes on plantations, rather than large, old-growth trees in

wild forests containing such powerful properties. With a strong wish to learn more about

formal Tea ceremony and the traditions from which the Teaceremony emerged, Colin

travelled to Asia in 2010 in "search of Tea." After many months of travel, he discovered

a living tradition in Taiwan. Following the cultivation and craft of Cha Tao, he sought to

offer Tea to others as a form of moving meditation and living art. Thousands

offer Tea to others as a form of moving meditation and living art. Thousands

of tea ceremonies later, Living Teacontinues to share this way, these old-growth trees and

this ancient tradition with you.


Qualities That Define a Living Tea:


Room to Grow


Chemical Free

No Irrigation

Healthy Relationships Between All Involved


Living Tea hosts tea ceremonies every week in Telluride, Colorado. Please refer to

the Valley Floor Tearoom page to reserve spots for the weekly

ceremonies. Living Tea is also available in Colorado for private ceremonies and

larger events. Further, we have friends (AYAM) hosting regular ceremonies,

workshops and classes in Los Angeles, where Living Tea found its roots in 2010.

We make trips to Taiwan and China throughout the year to source the best tea and

teaware we can find. We also work very closely with a dear friend and teamaster in

Taiwan who helps guide the evolving collective of our tradition. May we share a

steaming bowl together soon in this Life of Tea.


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