Tea Ceremony – Deepen your meditation practice, discover Tea, connect with others in our Community.

Deepen your meditation practice through Tea Ceremony, enjoy a new appreciation of Tea and spend time in presence with other genuine, kind, open-hearted, inspiring people in our community.

We drink shamanic plant medicine Tea (the same plant as black/green tea but the trees are old, sometimes hundreds or thousands of years and most importantly the trees are wild or semi-wild, the tea itself is usually aged 10-50 years).

Tea ceremony brings stillness, peace and clarity.

More thoughts on Tea as space here.

Often, something has been waiting to come up and just need to be given the right space. Participants find that the tea space is usually the right space for things to emerge and know yourself better, find your peace and new resources.

Enlightenment Tea Temple offers a safe, quiet, social community space. You are welcome to come as you are, to connect with others as much or as little as you wish and in your own way and time.

Currently up to 3 people only with a small degree of social distancing (80cm-1m distance) and a lot of ventilation (please wear layers as it could get quite cold).

You will not be expected to keep a mask on (because we will be drinking Tea quite often) but you’re welcome to do so if you so wish.

Events are likely to be sold out early because of reduced capacity

Doors open at 9.45, please arrive by 9.50 to meet Metta (our lovely pet therapy dog) and get settled in, particularly if it’s your first time.

Event venue is near the county hospital (BN2 0YS), full address will be in the confirmation email.


It’s very difficult to describe what happens in a Tea Ceremony because it’s such a unique experience but here are words from some previous participants:

“For the first time, meditation stopped being something painful and dreadful, and became something I genuinely enjoyed! I never felt more comfortable and at ease than sharing a cup of tea here in this safe haven. This is a magical place and I’m so happy and grateful to have been part of it”

Brianna (US)

“Serene, blissful, enriching, peaceful and deeply nourishing by the beautiful souls around and the tea medicine magic.”

Kristen (Estonia)

“My stays here are filled with presence, joy and gratitude. The close proximity to nature makes this place truly peaceful and relaxing. My tea ceremonies here really connected me to the wild and wise spirit of tea. They opened up my heart to acceptance, gratitude and love.”

Liuda (Russia)

A note on “Caffeine”:

The tea has a little or medium amount of caffeine (medium for morning, while at night time we only drink tea that supports sleep), but it being wild and aged the effect is very different, there’s no anxiety and crash and no addiction (in fact I usually feel more energised in the mornings since I drink proper real wild Tea)

I myself am one of the most sensitive to caffeine people I know and I thought I wasn’t interested in Tea Ceremony because of that… it turns out that being so sensitive is what makes this medicine go even deeper inside me, and without the usual negative effects of caffeine!

Around 1% of people might still find the Tea is a bit overwhelming on their system, it’s worth trying once to see if it’s okay with you.


Enlightenment Tea Temple is a quiet Tea centre and community near the county hospital in Brighton (BN2 0YS), immersed in the green with stunning views on the downs. Full venue address will be sent on booking.

Important please read COVID Notes:

Due to the nature of Tea Ceremony face masks are impractical and you will be sitting quite close to others.

– We will sit inside with ventilation

– We will limit indoor groups to 4 people and outdoor groups to 6 people

– We will provide a bathroom and sanitary equipment

This is all consistent with government guidelines (to the best of our understanding).

If you are in a group vulnerable to Covid-19 I’m afraid it’s best not to book for now, and you’ll have to wait until the situation calms down.

Please ensure you are well and have not been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 within a 14 day period.

Refund Policy

Please contact us if you cannot make an event 14 days prior to the event, your payment can be used towards another event.

If you need to cancel because of covid you can receive a full refund.

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