Here are some key points on tea meditation shared by Ryoko Saito, whom KINTO collaborated with on a yoga event and who advocates a lifestyle with yoga and mindfulness.
It does not require any special tea leaves – it is a very laid back ritual that can be practiced with any type of tea leaves and do not need to be prepared over the stove. The idea is to tune in to your senses as you watch the tea leaves slowly unfurl and release their flavor and color.
Tea meditation can be practiced whenever you have time for a cup of tea – whether in the morning, when taking a break from work, or winding down at night – and can help us reconnect with our minds and bodies ourselves through a moment of peace.
Interested in the human body and the invisible mind, began a systematic study of yoga in 2008 and yoga-based work in 2014. Ryoko continued on to study mindfulness meditation and has been active in brand collaborations, event appearances, and mindfulness meditation workshops for corporations and the healthcare industry. Currently, through "Tea Meditation," which uses the space and time of "tea" as meditation, she guides others in finding calmness and serenity, awareness of the blink of an eye in the daily unconscious, opening the body and mind generously, receiving, and feeling the texture of the outside world. Her creed is love, compassion, and understanding of others.