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April 2014

Inside the Hut

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Inside the Hut

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Global Tea Hut sessions around the world:
  • In Los Angeles, there are Global Tea Hut events every Thursday at 6 PM and Sunday at 9:30 AM. To reserve a spot, email Colin at
  • In Barcelona, Spain, Global Tea Hut member Antonio holds tea events each month at Caj Chai Teahouse. The next Global Tea Hut event is on May 3rd at 9:45. Contact him at for more info.
  • In Moscow, Russia, there are frequent tea events. Contact Tea Hut member Ivan at for details.
  • In Nice, France, GTH member Sabine holds regular tea events at the tearoom Les Causeries de Blandine. You can email her at
  • In Darwin, Australia, Sam (who you may remember from February's Tea Wayfarer article) holds GTH tea events on Fridays at 6 PM. Email him at
Our goals for the coming year:
  • Increase membership to 2,000 by January 1st, 2015
  • Hire an architect and begin building in 2015
  • Incorporate Global Tea Hut in Taiwan so we can offer Taiwanese visas to foreign volunteers
Ways in which Global Tea Hut will continue to improve as we get near our goals:
  • As you may have noticed, we recently switched to fullcolor magazines. Yay!
  • At 1,000 members, we'll start traveling more to research articles on tea and teaware, and to source new and different organic teas. As an awesome side-effect, this will allow us to connect organic farmers to each other and to you!
  • At 1,500 members, we'll start translating modern and ancient Chinese and Japanese tea wisdom to English. In many cases, these will be the first translations of major Asian tea texts into English!
How you can help:
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Use social media and email to share our videos, our links and membership to Global Tea Hut. Post photos of your tea sessions and GTH envelopes. Spread the word to people who may benefit from membership as much as you do!
  • Share each month's tea with friends. Show them the newsletter and tell them why you love your subscription. Tell them we need 2,000 members this year to begin construction on the world's best free tea center.
Center News
  • Before you visit, check out the center's website ( and read about the schedule, food, what you should bring, etc.
  • Wu De returned from a trip to Los Angeles early in April. We're glad to have him back home for a while!
  • Colin "The Hudonator" Hudon took precepts on 1/9! His tea name is Qing Yu (清愚), which means "Clear Fool". On the surface, it means "clearing away foolishness"; deeper still it expresses the essential Daoist ideal of a wise, but simple life; and finally, for those of us who know Qing, he is sometimes "clearly a fool". Still, we can call him "Qing" most days...
  • Wu De will be in LA from 3/18 to 4/3 doing workshops and some larger events. All the proceeds will go to the new tea center that is opening there! For event details, contact us.
  • From now on, we will be posting videos every month with each new magazine! We hope to include some more info about the teas, as well as some brewing tips. Feel free to contact us at with any questions we can answer for you.