Jade Valley Tea Arts, a non-public academy for classical tea arts in Nevada City, Calif., has launched a Kickstarter marketing campaign to elevate funds for a significant enlargement. The academy rose from the ashes of Jade Summit Tea and Antiques, a well-liked storefront enterprise in downtown Nevada City, following torrential rains and flooding that pressured the closure of many enterprise within the space. It is meant as a peaceable retreat for tea lovers and college students and contains a two-acre tea plantation and academy for studying and tasting.
Owner MJ Greenmountain created the academy and retreat with Asian-inspired structure in pure environment with an emphasis on peace and tranquility. At the onsite tea room, company can taste and mingle, in addition to be taught all about teas of the world.
“We are positioning Jade Valley as a major cultural hub for tea education in the West Coast [of the United States], in a retreat space with a private academy atmosphere. It is very intimate, peaceful, and naturally simple,” stated MJ, who has been concerned in tea culture as a scholar, an educator, and importer for greater than twenty years.
“We are working hard to push this campaign through to get momentum rolling,” he stated.
The objective is to elevate $130,000 by May 16 to fund development of a temple corridor for courses, meditation, workshops, occasions, and tea processing that can accommodate small teams up to 15 folks.
“Tea promotes a noble yet simple and highly aesthetic lifestyle that brings meaning to all aspects of life,” states the marketing campaign. “The importance of classical tea culture lies within its foundation as a practice: health, meditation, awareness, presence, connection, and a deep reverence for nature. These kinds of cultural influences are sorely needed in the U.S.A. They will directly help in the mending of a broken society and the healing of a damaged planet.”
A preferred vacationer vacation spot, picturesque Nevada City is positioned on the western fringe of the Tahoe National Forest, 60 miles northeast of Sacramento. It was an necessary gold-mining hub within the mid-1850s, and the middle of the California gold rush.