Tea, Taste, and Meditation – InBetweenIsode #8 w/ Denny

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15 responses to “Tea, Taste, and Meditation – InBetweenIsode #8 w/ Denny”

  1. Bef Avatar
    Bef

    100th video!

    Congrats ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Denny Chapin Avatar

      Woo!!!!

      BIG milestone for us but man, it’s been so damn fun along the way this doesn’t feel like “work” at all!

      I love it, thanks for the comment!
      -d

  2. Tealizzy Avatar
    Tealizzy

    Thanks for recommending headspace. I just tried out the take 10 and feel so relaxed. It’s hard to find ways to de-stress. I’ll have to do one of the sessions and then have some tea, but it’s too late for tea tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Denny Chapin Avatar

      Absolutely, happy to make the recommendation.

      It IS super relaxing, that’s for sure. I think the other cool part about meditation is that it teaches you to concentrate, just like when you were a kid and you had to sit down and “do math problems”.

      That actual practice, of focusing and concentrating on something, is really good for our brains from a neurological perspective. Lots of great scientific papers released in the last 10 years showing the physical and mental benefits of meditation! (A simple google search of “meditation NIH” will work).

      And the best part? It helps you taste tea with even more concentration!
      Cheers!
      -d

  3. Fajitas Avatar
    Fajitas

    I just started to mediate like a week ago; i didn’t know about headspace. Thousand thanks. I feel like it gives me the little motivation i need to continue. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gratz.

    PS: sorry for the english, i’m from Quebec ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Denny Chapin Avatar

      Awesome! It can be hard to do every day.

      My goal is just to do a minimum of 5 minutes a day. There’s another app you can get called “Calm” (calm.com) that let’s you listen to a variety of sounds and guided meditations for free. An easy way to get in 5 minutes a day to keep the habit up!

  4. Carolyn Avatar
    Carolyn

    Thoughtful and thought provoking video.
    Thanks for all of the info.
    Carolyn

    1. Denny Chapin Avatar

      Thank you Carolyn, your comment (and all of these) really do mean a lot and 100% make my day!

      I challenge you to give it a shot and try 5-10 minutes of meditation before your next tea session and see if you can bring some of that concentration and focus into your tasting. I think you’ll enjoy the results ๐Ÿ™‚
      -d

  5. Peter Avatar
    Peter

    Nice change of pace, Denny! (But where is your stylish hat?) Thanks for the reminder to take time and “be with the tea” whenever I make tea. It is something that I used to do (especially with my first bowl in the morning) but have not done as much recently.

  6. Rogo Avatar
    Rogo

    Hi Denny,

    Excellent video and very refreshing. My tea journey began through meditation and is still strongly rooted at that, it is nice to know that a lot more people see tea as I do. Great work, keep up the brilliant videos, I love your complex flavour descriptions, they delve into the spirit and possibilities of tea outside of being just a ‘beverage’.
    Rogo

  7. Steve (Puerlife) Avatar
    Steve (Puerlife)

    Hi, This is my first comment here. I appreciate your impressive website and am in the middle of learning lots from it. Thank you for the reminder to meditate. It’s so easy to fall out of the habit and yet it helps so much. Your happy presentation gives it credibility. Oh and admitting yer noggin is insane really helps. Anyone who can’t admit that should not be listened to for long.
    All the best,
    Steve

    1. Denny Chapin Avatar

      I agree entirely Steve! If you can’t admit that you go through some negative stuff every once in awhile, you’re probably a robot! ๐Ÿ™‚
      -d

  8. Morten Avatar

    Oy there mate,

    great video! I am 100% on your page. I could not have said it better. To me personally tea is the best meditation object on this planet. You concentrate on drinking the tea and the more you create awareness towards it the more you are actually able to listen and understand the true nature of the tea. Sometimes it feels like tea is teaching me things.. It’s quite magical, busy most sound SO odd to people who do may have a connection to tea ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, we know what we have right? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Take care!

    Morten

    PS: if u feel like it then drop by my website. I got some reports on travels to Chinese tea plantations and wrote about tea as a meditation object too a couple of times. cheers.

    1. Morten Avatar

      excuse the typos
      “but most sound SO odd to people who do not have a connection to tea. “

      1. Morten Avatar

        *sigh* … I give up.

        (most=must)

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