The Global Tea Hut website now has a forum up, where we can all discuss this month's tea and ask or answer questions, as well as share our experiences. It is a great way to meet some of your brothers and sisters in the hut. Come and join us: www.globalteahut.org/forum
(We are also on Facebook and Twitter now!)
We have launched the new video series! The first video is an introduction to this Global Tea Hut. The second is about bowl tea. The third is about Mr. Xie. You can visit our Youtube channel via the GTH website or watch the video on the new page at our site. We will be launching regular videos including a new one about Light Meets Life and others about brewing methods in this tradition.
There are currently 130 people in Global Tea Hut from all around the world: countries like Spain, Thailand!, Russia, Estonia, Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, USA, the U.K. and Taiwan. Our accountant, Kaiya the Magnificent (and Merciful) says that once we get to around 120 people all our financial worries will vanish and we'll live happily everafter, forever and ever... Membership will be limited to 200ish members!
If any of you are interested in seeing these newsletters in color, you can read them on the Internet at the GTH website, under the link for 'newsletters'. Some of the photography is worth taking a peak at.
You are all welcome to visit our center in Taiwan. All classes, as well as room and board are completely free of charge. We have tons going on. You can read more at: www.teasagehut.org
We weren't able to send the envelopes without having them registered. This is because the post office informed us that they will be mishandled that way. If your enevelope is returned to us, we will send it back. If it gets lost, please let us know. Try to choose an address where someone is sure to be home during the day to sign for it. Also, remember to pick it up from the post office. If you really, really require unregistered post, let us know...
Wu De will be in LA and SF from 2/17 through 3/7 doing workshops, events, discussions and an artshow all to raise money for the new center. If you are interested or would like to participate in any way contact Colin Hudon at: (303) 842-4660
If any of you have any ideas about how we can raise the funds to build our new center or would like to make a donation yourself, please contact us through any of our websites.
Let us know about what you think of Global Tea Hut so far, either by contacting us or expressing your thoughts on the new forum. We would love to hear your comments or criticism. We are here to serve and make this experience better for everyone, bringing us all closer together.