The Mindfulness Tea Collection
Thich Nhat Hanh
With gratitude we introduce The Mindfulness Tea Collection, a collaboration with global and spiritual leader, Thich Nhat Hanh and ABC Carpet & Home. The collection presents a lively palate of handcrafted teas and artisanal blends that seek to awaken your senses into the pure, present moment with every sip of tea.
You must be completely awake in the present to enjoy the tea.Only in the awareness of the present, can your hands feel the pleasant warmth of the cup. Only in the present, can you savor the aroma, taste the sweetness, appreciate the delicacy. If you are ruminating about the past, or worrying about the future, you will completely miss the experience of enjoying the cup of tea. You will look down at the cup, and the tea will be gone. Life is like that. When you stop ruminating about what has already happened, when you stop worrying about what might never happen, then you will be in the present moment. Then you will begin to experience joy in life. -Thich Nhat Hanh
The Mindfulness Tea Collection is at one with the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. That, through mindfulness we can learn to live happily-- the only way to truly develop peace, both in one’s self and the world. Exercising the zen practice of calligraphy, Thich Nhat Hanh presents his notions of enlightenment into powerful messages on P & T’s tea caddies. Ritualising every cup of tea as a lesson on mindfulness, we encourage you to experience your guiding senses.
"You must be completely awake in the present to enjoy the tea". - Thich Nhat Hanh
a w a r e n e s s
Understanding is the foundation of true love. We learn to understand the suffering, dreams and aspirations of our beloved ones, so that we may truly embrace and support them.
Black tea, Darjeeling
c o n t e m p l a t i o n
Being still is the practice of calming and quieting the mind. The stillness helps us understand what is going on inside us and around us.
Green tea, Japan
c l a r i t y
When we recognize the virtues, the talent, the beauty of mother earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection, love is born.
Oolong tea, Thailand
p r e s e n c e
All wonders of life are available in the present moment. When our mind dwells in the here and the now, we can be in touch deeply with life in us and all around us.
Green tea, China
g r o u n d e d
When we are fully present in the here and now, we feel this is our true home.
Calming herbal blend
v i t a l i t y
Each one of us is a beautiful flower in the garden of humanity. The practice is to understand and accept ourselves, so that we may manifest fully our true beauty.
Ayurvedic herbal blend
ABC’s Deepak Homebase hosted the official US premiere exhibition ‘’Calligraphic Meditation: The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh’’ to honor and celebrate this three-way collaboration. Enjoy an exclusive look into the intimate evening and hear the teachings of the revered Zen Master.
The Mindful Collection is available for purchase in both P & T Berlin stores and online, as well as at ABC Carpet & Home in New York and online. A part of the earnings of The Mindfulness Collection go to support the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation. We sincerely thank our partners, ABC Carpet & Home and Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation, for contributing their stories and visual media for us to share.