Embrace The Moon, School for Taijiquan and Qigong is the first sponsor for our Dong Ding Tea Documentary!
The founder and owner of Embrace The Moon Kim Ivy and I have known each other for 11 years now. I am honored to call her my friend and teacher. Two years ago I went back to take Taichi again, and our friendship grew.
She teaches hard and really cares about what she does. I have learned so much about taichi and I love it! I see a lot of similarities between tea and taichi. There is so much detail and endless levels to explore.
Then she started to come in to Floating Leaves Tea afternoon for tea. We tell jokes, gossip; sometimes talk about philosophy, politics and dreams. I show her what a good tea can do beyond just tasting good. We expirement with different styles of tea energy and see how they impact our Taichi practices. That has been extremely fun!
Since the first time I mentioned this Dong Ding Tea Documentary project to Kim, she has been supporting the project with money, encouragement and ideas. It's because of people like her and many of you who have believed in me that helps to push this project forward. Thank you!
We will continue to raise funds for editing and post production. To support this project, please visit our tea documentary fundraiser page here.
*photography by Jake Knapp of Cloud 9 Photography & Design.