THEASOPHIE is a collaboration between nature and humanity. Our roots penetrate deep into the soils of Yunnan’s ancient tea forests and are cultivated by a multiethnic community of tea farmers, enriched by a diversity of languages, lifeways, and worldviews. These relationships radiate outward into regional and international communities motivated by ecological and cultural approaches to social practice and to the universal aspirations of tea.
The following individuals have guided, inspired, and worked alongside us, imparting depth of wisdom and generosity of spirit. Most of them know one another and are similarly committed to the flourishing of Yunnan’s diverse ethnicities and ecosystems. This is our way of connecting global tea culture to the inner life of practice here in the tea mountains of southwest China. We honor each of their journeys and dedicate ourselves to the continuance of this shared path.