Passion for Loose Leaf Tea
My name is René. Tea is one of the most natural and beneficial beverages that I know. Loose leaf tea demonstrates its uniqueness and its dimension as you travel around the globe as you find it highlighting celebrations, marking special occasions and defining cultural rituals.
My passion for loose leaf tea centers around the “dance” that loose leaf tea does while it steeps. It makes me think about the strangely simple yet spiritual movement that helps you get the most out of every cuppa. One of my greatest joys is being able to share my passion through loose leaf tea education with all who choose to learn. Loose leaf tea creates an experience from start to finish and is a testament to power of integration – how from such simple ingredients come such a vibrant and varied infusion.
Whether you are ready to enjoy loose leaf tea for the first or the four hundredth time, exulTEAtion specializes in supplying you with distinctive loose leaf teas that exhibit and mirror in the dances of their specific origins. From China to India to Germany, exulTEAtion teas are ready to let “loose” for you.
TeaCha Moments From The Troupe
I've known René for years, and when I say she's interested in tea, I mean that her passion for tea is far reaching and vast, encompassing everything from its historical and current cultural significance, to the processes the teas undergo to achieve a specific flavor profile, to the nuanced differences between ceremonial tea sets.
I've always known what's in a teabag (hint: not tea), but was not aware of all the options I had as far as loose leaf teas were concerned, so I stuck to the dark, peppery flavors of black for my morning “cuppa.” After meeting René, I began broadening my horizons, though not on my own whim. It took a lot of gentle prodding and poking and hesitant taste tests, but eventually I was tempted into trying smooth, buttery oolongs, bright, springy greens, and strong, earthy pu-erhs.
To be honest, my favorite tea related activity that René has introduced me to is the Gong Fu tea ceremony. That's where René's passion really shines, when she's surrounded by people, encouraging conversation about the leaves, the differences between steeping, the tastes and the scents of the teas she has to offer. There, the hand wrapped pearls, carefully tied balls, and elegantly curled leaves are less intimidating, and more familiar, like getting to know a friend of a friend, and with René handling that first introduction, you're sure to find something you like.
Tea Troupe Rewards
Members of the exulTEAtion Tea Troupe earn one point per dollar (10 dollars for 100 points).
These points can be used towards your purchases.