“Tea tempers the spirits and harmonises the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness, lightens or refreshes the body, and clears the perceptive faculties.” – Lu Yu, the Sage of Tea, 733 AD
Tea is a colloquial beverage for many parts of the world. It is an effective alternative to other caffeine-rich drinks.
This drink has been with Humans as a whole for a significant amount of time, helping curb free radicals within the body via its antioxidant nature. However, the common form of Tea, which is leaves extracted from the Camellia Sinensis plant, still features caffeine within each brew.
This is where Herbal Teas come in the focus. A decoction brewed from other plants and flowers, a Herbal Tea features no caffeine and still retains antioxidants. At the Dharana Wellness Retreat, a tranquil tea lounge plays host to a variety of Herbal ingredients such as Chamomile, Jasmine, Rose, Mint and more. However, our wellness experts believe that the emotion and philosophy that is this refreshing concoction can be taken further with the Tea Preparation Ceremony – ‘Cha Dao.’
Translating to “The Way of the Tea”, this traditional Chinese Cha Dao Ceremony promotes principles of Balance, Mindfulness, and Simplicity. The ceremony proceeds as a form of meditation focused on cherishing and truly experiencing the intricacies of a Herbal Tea Decoction. Infact, Ancient Chinese Texts too defined this as a ‘Tea Meditation’ method, encouraging one to slow down.
The Cha Dao ceremony does not demand much from the performer. It is not something that requires a challenging setup. The Ceremony purely wants one to experience the very best of Tea, Calmness and Life as a whole.
Being one of the Best Wellness Retreats near Mumbai that aims to counteract and balance a busy, on-the-go lifestyle. A traditional Cha Dao Ceremony hopes to transform tea into medicine for the body, mind, and spirit. A good cup of herbal tea invites one to simply sit comfortably in peace and enjoy its subtle refreshing qualities.
While this Tea meditation process can be engaged within a home environment, an authentic and accurate experience can be had at the Dharana Wellness Retreat Tea Lounge. Our Wellness Experts encourage a completely serene environment and the finest exotic and local selection of Herbal teas.
Enjoy Cha Dao at the Dharana Wellness Retreat along with a host of other Well-being and Mental Health focused activities. Reserve your stay today.