Tea Tell Truth & Cooking Tea with Jia Li

Apr 24, 2020 - Apr 26, 2020

Tea Tell Truth

My name is Jia Li. I am a Neuroscientist for the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Founder of Tea Tell Truth. My love affair with tea began when I was a child growing up in the mountainous region of Yunnan in China, where tea originated.

I have been hosting tea lectures, tea mindfulness and tea parties to help more people. In today’s fast-paced and stressful lifestyle, I believe that spending a few minutes to brew loose tea leaves will help you connect with your inner-self. Tea is unlike any beverage since it has positive effects on one’s mental and physical health.

Specifically, my focus is on ‘Puerh’ Tea, which is a high-quality tea from Yunnan. This tea is made from post fermented tea leaves. Fermentation significantly improves its health benefits.

Ancient Tea Trees

Our tea is made by Ancient Tea Trees from Yunnan, China where tea had its origins thousands of years ago. We focus on every detail when we produce our products.

We are based in Massachusetts where is the center of history, education and American spirit. Tea Tell Truth’s family and partners are located in Yunnan, China, a town full of tea masters and tea trees that are thousands of years old. The tea trees are real fossils – the ancestors of tea. We believe tea is Mother Nature’s greatest gift.

It takes around one week on average to produce a Raw Puerh Tea Cake, and two months to produce a Fermented Ripe Puerh Tea Cake. Unlike other tea, Puerh Tea needs time to become post fermented. Puerh tea tastes better the
longer it ages. As the tea ages it develops many health benefits for our body and mind. More than 800 science papers have been published about Puerh Tea in the past 2 years.

We believe every single step and detail matters when preparing tea. Tea Tell Truth sources tea from multiple famous tea mountains, currently He Kai, Bing Dao, Yi Wu, Ban Zhang, Yi Bang and Jing Mai. The Tea Tell Truth family has developed lifelong friendships with tea farmers and tea masters over 16 years of preparing tea. Yunnan Tea Farmer’s provide authentic and traditional processing.

This treasure takes time to shine. The truth needs time to prove. This cup of tea has been through years of journey. (hand-pick, tea processing, compressing and fermenting)

It’s time for the tea to shine and tell how amazing it is.

Dinner Menu

Tea Mindfulness Practice

2/14 8:30 pm Ripe Puerh Tea Mindfulness
2/15 9:00 am Raw Puerh Tea Mindfulness
8:30 pm Vintage White Tea Mindfulness
2/16 9:00 am Green Tea Mindfulness
A guided mindfulness meditation with tea to encourage self-reflection, develop mindfulness-based stress management strategies, and promote habit.
Hands-on Tea Mindfulness (Tea brewing and Tasting).Relaxing is one kind of mindfulness. We live in a fast-paced world. Sometimes we forget to slow down and take time to enjoy the moment. Downshifting lifestyle will help you to reach more happiness. This unique tea mindfulness will lead you to open more sensations and find your inner peace.
We would love to share Puerh Tea which is fermented tea from ancient tea trees in Yunnan China. Puerh Tea has many health benefits. Let’s take a sip of the elixir of the orient.
(The tea is Caffeine FREE.)

February 15, 2019 – 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Tai Chi practice

Stretch your soul and legs with our Tai Chi workshop to encourage self-reflection and develop mindfulness-based stress management strategies.

Slow-motion workouts can strengthen your muscle and boost your metabolism. we will practice 24 Forms Tai Chi.










February 15,2019 at 11:00 am

Xuankong Drum Workshop

Xuankong drum also called the charm of Kong drum.

It can make beautiful Zen sounds, and is really easy to learn and practice.













February 15, 2019 – 20:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tea Ceremony Workshop with 6 kinds of tea tasting class.

2/14 8:30 pm Ripe Puerh Tea Mindfulness
Teas that we will taste are: Green Tea, Yellow Tea, White Tea, Oolong Tea, Black Tea, and Dark Tea. After tasting, we will try tea blending.

Everyone will bring their blended tea bags home.

During the tasting, we offer tea and chocolate pairing or tea and cheese pairing.

TUITION: $120/ Day/ Person

Valentine’s Day Tea Art weekend retreat agenda

Friday, February 14, 2020
Arrival Day
6:30 pm Tea Tell Truth Cuisine
8:30 pm Ripe Puerh Tea Mindfulness
(caffeine free)
Saturday, February 15, 2020
9:00 am Raw Puerh Tea Mindfulness
9:30 am -10:30 am Tai Chi practice
11:00 am Xuankong Drum workshop
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Short hike or EastOver tour
2:00 pm -5:00 pm 6 kinds of tea class
(tea ceremonies, tea tasting, tea
blending, tea and chocolate, cheese
5:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Tea Party and dance class
8:30 pm Vintage White Tea Mindfulness
Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:00 am Green Tea Mindfulness
9:30-10:30 am Qi Gong practice
11:00 am Tea Talk (open topics)
12:00 pm Lunch
Guest check out EastOver



Our menus are based on group preferences and budget. We offer delicious, balanced vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals which typically include raw salads and hot vegetable dishes. Upon request, we will gladly prepare unseasoned blanched or steamed dishes for lunch and dinner. We easily accommodate gluten/dairy free needs, and many of our seasonings and oils are provided on the side for guests to season meals to taste. Several rooms have refrigerators, so guests are welcome to bring food that suit their needs if they have issues we cannot accommodate. Please note that we are unable to reduce meal costs due to food allergies.

Payment Policy

A $50 non-refundable deposit is taken at the time registration occurs.
The full balance is collected 7 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Other than the deposit, no fees are incurred if cancelled up to 7 days after reservation date.
50% of the total cost is retained if cancelled less than 4 days prior to event.
The $50 deposit given at registration is non-refundable.