Tea is nature. And life in the tea mountains conforms to the rhythm of the seasons. Each Spring & Autumn, when tea flushes, we are singularly devoted to our craft. Yet, we always cherish friends from afar!

Theasophie has lived and worked in the tea mountains of southwest China for nearly twenty years, over which time we’ve developed a vital community extending throughout the region. We have hosted countless visitors from all over the world, brought together through a common passion for the leaf. We’ve guided them along remnants of the Ancient Tea Horse Routes (chamagudao); hosted tea gatherings in old-growth forests; feasted and celebrated around bonfires with village families late into the evening.

What brings you to our part of the world? How can we help you make the most of your journey? The following are among some of the offerings we provide:

Tea is a perennial substance. And life in the tea mountains conforms to the rhythm of the seasons. Each Spring & Autumn, when tea flushes, we are singularly devoted to our craft. Yet, we always cherish friends from afar!

Theasophie has lived and worked in the tea mountains of southwest China for nearly twenty years, over which time we’ve developed a community extending throughout the region. We have hosted countless visitors from all over the world, brought together through a common passion for the leaf; guided them along remnants of the Ancient Tea Horse Routes (chamagudao); hosted tea gatherings in old-growth forests; feasted and celebrated around bonfires with village families late into the evening.

What brings you to our part of the world? How can we help you make the most of your journey? The following are among some of the offerings we provide:

茶会

Tea Gatherings

Theasophie has presented in a variety of settings including private homes, teahouses, museums, universities, and botanical gardens throughout the United States and China. We are available for live stream events and international travel. Over the years, our Garden to Gaiwan model has evolved into a remarkable series of conversations conveying a deep sense of tea culture. Our events unite the sensory appreciation of artisanal and vintage teas with the given topics in a very unique manner. Presentation topics cross disciplinary boundaries to consider tea from multiple perspectives, including: ecological & human health; social & ritual practice; spiritual ecology.

茶会

Tea Gatherings

Theasophie has presented in a variety of settings including private homes, teahouses, museums, universities, and botanical gardens throughout the United States and China. We are available for live stream events and international travel. Over the years, our Garden to Gaiwan model has evolved into a remarkable series of conversations conveying a deep sense of tea culture. Our events unite the sensory appreciation of artisanal and vintage teas with the given topics in a very unique manner. Presentation topics cross disciplinary boundaries to consider tea from multiple perspectives, including: ecological & human health; social & ritual practice; spiritual ecology.

寨子民宿

Village Stays

We are located in the Jingmai Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site recognized as one of the oldest and largest tea agroforestry complexes in the world. Mangjing Village Association is made up of five Bulang ethnic villages. These upland villages are surrounded by subsistence agricultural fields, terraced tea gardens & ancient tea forests. The relationship between host & guest is central to tea culture, the practice of which is felt nowhere more than here, at the very origin of tea.

寨子民宿

Village Stays

We are located in the Jingmai Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site recognized as one of the oldest and largest tea agroforestry complexes in the world. Mangjing Village Association is made up of five Bulang ethnic villages. These upland villages are surrounded by subsistence agricultural fields, terraced tea gardens & ancient tea forests. The relationship between host & guest is central to tea culture, the practice of which is felt nowhere more than here, at the very origin of tea.

茶山行

Tea Mountain Tours

We have introduced visitors from all over the world to the tea mountains of southwest China. While we are based in the Jingmai Mountains and partial to hosting visitors here at home, we are well-acquainted with and love to visit other Pu’er tea terroirs. Regional cultural life is constituted by an array of villages, marketplaces, monasteries & cuisines. From Bulang Mountain to Guafeng Village, this southwest borderland is one of the most ecologically and ethnically diverse parts of China.

茶山行

Tea Mountain Tours

We have introduced visitors from all over the world to the tea mountains of southwest China. While we are based in the Jingmai Mountains and partial to hosting visitors here at home, we are well-acquainted with and love to visit other Pu’er tea terroirs. Regional cultural life is constituted by an array of villages, marketplaces, monasteries & cuisines. From Bulang Mountain to Guafeng Village, this southwest borderland is one of the most ecologically and ethnically diverse parts of China.

林泉

Residencies & Retreats

We facilitate short and long term stays for individuals and small groups, and have accommodated artists, scholars, meditators and others working on projects or seeking to be inspired by the regional landscape. The tea mountains are especially conducive for small group retreats.

林泉

Residencies
& Retreats

We facilitate short and long term stays for individuals and small groups, and have accommodated artists, scholars, meditators and others working on projects or seeking to be inspired by the regional landscape. The tea mountains are especially conducive for small group retreats.