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Tea As Medicine

  • Five Flavors Herbs 344 40th St Oakland, CA 94618 (map)

Join Melanie and Forest of Zuo Wang Tea as we explore tea, Camellia sinensis, and the six major types of teas through a Chinese Medicine lens. We will cover the foundations of nature and flavor, tea as an herb, the 6 types of teas, and explore best practices to stay in harmony with the seasons and our bodies. We supplement the class with tea tastings so that students can experience first hand the actions of the teas. 

About Us: 

Melanie and Forest have been drinking and studying tea for 7 years. They both hold Masters degrees in Chinese Medicine from OCOM. They combine their training in Chinese medicine, tea and Buddhism to educate others on the medicinal applications of Camellia sinensis. Their passion is helping people explore tea through the senses, break from illusory experiences, and gain deeper insight into the medicinal actions of tea through internal exploration. 

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Suggested donation: $0-30, nobody turned away for lack of funds


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