Celebrating 2018’s Month of Tea 

Sip For Peace

No one alive has experienced global peace. There is no shared vision or language.

Tea has the potential to empower individuals to reclaim a personal sense of peace and inspire a vision of what could be.

We can share a simple practice . . . Sip for Peace.



During the month of January, we will share 31 days of:

  • Daily Personal Meditations for Peace

  • Virtually visit 31 tea growing regions

  • Visualize Our World Without War

  • Global Tea Blend the “Flavor of Peace”

  • “Sip In” – Private Moment or a Party

31 Daily Meditations

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Blending the spirit of tea and the way it connects the people of the world with visions of world peace. Daily offerings by writers, teachers and philosophers in the worldwide tea community will be part of each daily email. Experience the philosophy, poetry, music, art and personal experiences that have made the tea leaf – Camellia sinensis – a messenger of peace for thousands of years.

31 Growing Regions

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Meet the people around the world who grow and craft your tea.  Discover places in the world you never knew existed. Learn what life in remote tea growing regions is like. Take this opportunity to experience the entire planet as your own neighborhood. And then share the flavor of a peaceful world, preserved and shared through this tiny leaf.

Personal Practice:

Take a short time-out to sip a cup of tea and imagine a world without war.

What would that feel like in your own life?  How might it change your work?  Your Family?   Your sense of safety and security? 

Or, join others for a

Sip – In

Use the materials in each daily email + other resources from ITSS to host a gathering.

  • Local tearoom events.
  • Schools & Libraries
  • Private gatherings of family & friends
  • Meetings with established groups; book clubs, spiritual groups, yoga and martial arts studios, . . . more!

Global Tea Blend

An Iconic Blend of Tea from 31 Regions
Africa – Rawanda & Kenya
China: Anhui, Fujian, Wuyuan, Yunnan
India: Assam, Darjeeling, Doke, Kumoan, Nilgiri
Japan: Fukujyu, Kagoshima, Ureshino
Korea: Beosong & Jeju Island
Sri Lanka
United States – Mississippi

Daily Tea & Peace Meditation Contributors

Manish Bansal

Lou Berkley

Dan Bolton

Laura Childs

Pearl Dexter

Babette Donaldson

Donna Fellman

Roy Fong

Mike Fritts

Bill Goodman

Sanjay Guha

M.J. Greenmountain

Suzette Hammond

Scott Chamberlin Hoyt

Sabina Jeong

Mona (Mandeep) Kaur

Brian Keating

Marzi Pecen

Elyse Petersen

Jennifer Petersen

Jane Pettigrew

James Norwood Pratt

Valerie Pratt

Shelley Richardson

Dan Robertson

Cheehee Seng

Bianca Shah

Shilpa Amin-Shah

Donna Fellman, Director, World Tea Academy

Dr. Shilpa Amin-Shah, MD

Mike Fritts, Golden Feather Tea

James Norwood Pratt, Author, "The Ultimate Tea Lover's Handbook"

Jane Pettigrew, Co-Author, "A Social History of Tea"

Bianca Shah, International Tea Importers

Laura Childs, author, "The Tea House Mysteries" (series)

Roy Fong, author, "The Great Teas of China"

Suzette Hammond, International Tea Educator

Dan Robertson, The Tea House

Scott Chamberlin Hoyt, co-author, "The Meaning of Tea"

Babette Donaldson, founder, International Tea Sippers Society

Brian Keating, The Sage Group

Dan Bolton, Editor, Tea Journey

Valerie Pratt

Norwood & Valerie Pratt

Jennifer Petersen, Tea Trade Mart

Elyse Petersen

Chee Hee Seng