Relax in the home garden of a tea ceremony master, Kelly VanPelt, while sampling tea and learning about the practice

North Kennedy Tract, Oakland

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What You’ll Do

Comparable to fine wines, appreciating high-quality teas is an art form in itself, and those who practice the ancient tradition of East Asian tea ceremonies, like Kelly VanPelt, hold Pu'erh tea in the highest esteem. Indulge in the beauty of an authentic tea ceremony with six vintage Pu'erh teas at Kelly’s home garden, where she’ll overview the history and benefits of the practice. Kelly shares her personal journey to health and vitality, and lessons she learned from the Daoist healer Master Ming Yi Wang, whom she met at his tea ceremonies at the Medicine Buddha Temple.

  • Participate in an Authentic Tea Ceremony
    Immerse yourself in an ancient practice as you learn about its philosophy, history, and restorative powers

  • Taste Six Rare Teas
    Sample vintage Pu'erh teas that come from Yunnan, China, and are acclaimed for their special fermentation, aging, and storage process

Each event is capped at 12 participants; each event requires a minimum of 2 participants in order to take place.


Your Host

Kelly VanPelt Kelly VanPelt
Tea Ceremony Expert

For Kelly VanPelt, a day’s work entails being at peace while spreading peace. She first began studying health and wellness under the Daoist healer and teacher, Master Ming Yi Wang, when she attended his tea ceremonies at the Medicine Buddha Temple. Today, she is committed to spreading those teachings through restorative and centering tea ceremonies.


Where You’ll Meet

The event will be held at an East Oakland residence. The exact address will be shared after purchase.


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In a Nutshell

Center yourself at an authentic tea ceremony with expert Kelly VanPelt as you hear about its history, culture, and restorative powers

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 2 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Price reflects Experience Provider’s current prices. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Oakland (2405.1 miles)

    1454 82nd Ave

    Oakland, California 94621

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