Make tea a new experience through the senses
The encounter with tea turns into a journey of flavors, aromas, sensations and possibilities. Endless emotions run through you as you enjoy it!
Mauriana Ascanio Founder and CEO
At the bottom of a cup of tea lie the secrets of a millenary culture that dates back centuries in China. This ceremony, which is now practiced in many countries around the world, has different meanings: a moment of relaxation, hospitality and respect.
Tea culture, for me, is perfectly described in the concept introduced by master Sen no Rikyū (千利休), “ichi-go ichi-e” (一期一会), literally, “one chance in a lifetime”, a belief that every encounter should be treasured as it might never happen again.
An opportunity to share, experience, taste, learn, celebrate, and much more; that’s how I feel about tea: it provides us with the most genuine act of hospitality.
My relationship with the world of tea began because of chemistry. I was assigned a research paper entitled “Obtaining caffeine from tea”, and that’s where my curiosity was born.
Finding my ideal tea was not an easy task because, in my beginnings, I did not prepare tea right and the astringent and bitter hints of tea always came out in my infusions.
My path surrounding tea led me to first become certified as a Barista at the Escuela Venezolana del Café, then as a Tea Sommelier at the Escuela Caracas Tea & CO, as well as a Neurogastronomist at the Instituto de Neurociencias de las Américas. Although my coffee is never missing in the mornings, I am now in love with the wonderful world of Camellia Sinensis.
What I do
After water, tea is the most widely consumed drink in the world. Drinking tea is an unavoidable ceremony for some people and/or cultures. Even though they know this infusion brings many benefits to our health like helping us to keep stress and anxiety at bay, it detoxifies us as it is full of antioxidants and flavonoids. It neither contains calories. Among many other goodnesses, the key is that you can create moments of concentration, calm and union with others, creating paths that connect us with the best version of ourselves. In tea, we can find physical, mental and social health.
COURSES AND EXPERIENCES WITH SENSORY TASTINGS
Enjoyment is essential in my courses, and a very important part of my mission lies in sharing our passion for tea. As CEO of Namasteaco, I try to provide you with all the knowledge I have acquired in my path as a Sommelier and Neurogastronomist. This is not only a training portal but also a meeting opportunity to discover new paths that tea will reveal to us.
If you run a business or you work in a customer service business, whether it is a coffee shop, spa, tea shop, rural house, hotel or restaurant, and you are interested in standing out from the rest, you should know that a good tea service can help you achieve it. This is the ideal place! You can increase your income by building customer loyalty through the mastery and knowledge of this product and its preparation possibilities.
Have you ever wondered how to sophisticatedly enrich your events with customers, suppliers and employees? The tea experience should not be an activity for just a few. I can help you set up an appropriate mass-tasting service for large-scale events or small groups, or provide you with first-class private tastings for executive segments.
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We bring the Tea experience to surprise and captivate wherever you want: at home, event or company…
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What some of our students say about their experience
“Living the experience hand in hand with Mauriana in the perfect fusion of tasting tea and moving sexual energy was wonderful. Being aware of the energy flowing through each energy center of my body made me feel full and at peace, a feeling that lasted for a week.”
Lisbeth Estrada, Venezuela
“A unique experience enriched by the knowledge and wisdom of this world, in addition to enjoying the attention of Mauriana. Highly recommended if you want to know much more about a beautiful and exquisite world with material that you could not even imagine.”
Sebastián López, México
“I have finished the course ‘Behind a perfect cup of tea’, it has been exciting, each stage taught me new nuances of tea. It created special enthusiasm in me. At the same time, it provides confidence to learn more about the beautiful knowledge of this plant. I believe that all of us who are interested in learning about tea have to start here.”
Ana Ruiz, Chile
Let’s work together!
Tea can become your best letter of introduction, whether as personal attention or integrated with other services in your menu or event. This act of hospitality will always be appreciated.
At Namasteaco we have multiple solutions to take your tea service to the next level. Let’s start by protocolizing this wonderful ritual and making your service a unique, repeatable and unforgettable experience.
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Everything you need to know about tea culture and much more.
Tea has transcended its traditional role as a soothing beverage, carving out a prominent place in gastronomy. From enhancing the flavors of pastries with matcha to adding complexity to cocktails through tea infusions, its versatility knows no bounds. In cooking, tea infusions elevate soups, stews, and sauces, while advanced techniques like vacuum cooking allow for subtle incorporation of its flavors. Ready to experiment? Share how you’d incorporate tea into your culinary creations!
If you are a tea lover, you have to know the best places in the world to enjoy a good cup of this delicious drink! In Japan, for example, green tea is very popular in their culture and they celebrate the “chanoyu” or tea ceremony, which dates back centuries. To experience the real taste of tea in Japan, you should visit Urasneke School, Camelia Garden, Kimono tea Ceremony Maikoya and Senganen in Kagoshima. In India there is also a wide variety of teas, from the strong black tea of Darjeeling, to the herbal and spice teas of South India. A street food style experience would be to visit the chaiwallashes (tea sellers) on the streets or ask the Jaipuris to tell you how to get to the Sahu tea port and the famous Giani tea stall. Also, we can’t forget the UK where afternoon tea is a much-loved tradition where you can enjoy a selection of teas and delicious snacks. Places like Bettys Tea Rooms in York City or Sketch’s Tea Room are destinations to keep an eye on. Tea culture is diverse and each region has its own tradition, so go ahead and discover the world of tea!
It is worth the extra effort to verify if the awakening of the strand is just a myth or a step that actually enhances the most pleasant notes of the tea. Come find out!
Everything you need to prepare a perfect cup of tea!