Sacred Tea Served by Baelyn

October 17, 2013 | 3 Comments

Tea Ceremonies

I first experienced a traditional Tea Ceremony through my beautiful friend Baelyn Elspeth last Spring at her Tea House. It was a very special tea ceremony where I felt a meditative quality. The second time I was served tea by Baelyn, I felt a deep, moving, transformative relationship with her, the sisters around me and the tea itself. I felt an awakening to the ancient ritual, every moment was transcendent. The first time I wasn’t completely giving into the experience, I was still in my head and ego; where with the second, I was more committed to going in deep. I felt a myriad of emotions from being in the stillness, and in those moments there was great beauty. The Living Tea is an organic, wild, and live blend that feeds your spirit. The tea comes from ancient, old growth groves, and is medicinal and profound. I am extremely sensitive to caffeine, and yet I was able to drink the tea and not have any issues. Baelyn, a student of plant medicine, is a graceful goddess who has been studying with a tea master in Taiwan for several years now. She now carries that ancient ritual and tradition over the seas and to us here in our land.

For more spiritual ceremonies and rituals see The Local Rose.



baelyn neff, tea serving

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Baelyn Neff, Tea ceremony

Baelyn Neff

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Baelyn Neff, Shiva Rose, Tea ceremony


baelyn neff, tea ceremony



  1. anita says:

    this looks magical, can you please make it into a video ha ha, would of loved to see if there was chatting or just music, photos are beautiful, I’m just so interested in this, looks so fun and mediative, great way to spend time with friends.
    Thanks shiva for all that you do, your kindest shows through your beauty xx

    • Shiva Rose says:

      Great idea Anita. Next time a video is in order. There was complete silence during the ceremony but some background music. x

  2. vanessa says:

    I’d love to see a video as well. It’s such a beautiful and spiritual ritual. lOve and light.

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