Discovery & Expansion

2019

In 2018 we went on adventures, visited castles and hosted our very first tea ceremony events. 
For 2019, we focused on continuing our tea ceremony practice along with discovering even more about the history of tea and the Tea Ceremony in Japan. We were also blessed with the opportunity to host another tea ceremony event in Kingston, Jamaica. 
 

 Spring 
Experiences & Discoveries


One beautiful Sunday morning at the beginning of Spring I had the honour and pleasure of accompanying my Tea Ceremony teacher to an amazing traditional grass hut tea house on a nearby island called Hirado to experience the Way of Tea in... read more
 
One of my main missions while back in Japan has been to learn as much as I can about the history and development of traditions and overall culture of tea.

I had been told about a nearby island which has a very unique and rich connection to the history of how tea came to Japan. Naturally, I had to go and see it for myself. 


As the story goes... read more...


 

Summer 
Continuity

The main mission behind Iyashi Herbs is the creation of healing spaces where ones can engage in activities which nourish the body, strengthen the mind and uplift the spirit. 

At the core of these experiences is the Japanese proverb "ichi go ichi e" which loosely translates to "once in a lifetime opportunity" in English. 

It is with this in mind that we endeavoured to create the space for Teas, Love & Harmony once again in the gardens of Harmony Farms Retreat in Kingston, Jamaica. 

 

Winter
Renewal 

Kuchikiri-no-chaji // 口切の茶事

tea ceremony celebrating the breaking of the seal on a jar of new tea.


In Japan, there is an important Tea Ceremony ritual that takes place in late November. 

It is considered one of the most formal tea events and a basic model for the Japanese Tea Ceremony.

 
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