Aug 24, 2023

The Transformative Power of Tea Ceremony with Mariana Rittenhouse

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Awakening, Belonging, Health, Nature, Plant Medicine, Relationships, Spirituality, Tea, Transformation


Today I’m jamming with Mariana Rittenhouse! Mariana believes a daily Tea practice will change your life. She has guided hundreds of people and high-profile influencers across 20 countries back to their hearts through courses on Tea, ceremony & ritual, and reconnecting to Nature. Rooted in Earth-based teachings and ritual practices, her work helps people slow down, find deeper meaning and reconnect to the Earth to ease the stress of our chaotic daily lives. She brings a healing experience to her signature course, Start Your Own Tea Practice, as well as her retreats and podcast, OF THE EARTH with Mariana Rittenhouse.

In this episode, Mariana shares how she discovered tea ceremony and how her tea practice helped her recover from her career-related burnout and bring greater meaning into her life. She teaches us how Tea can help us deepen our relationship with ourselves and nature through the process of making tea and holding tea time sacred.


  • How tea ceremonies and meditation contribute to being present, patient, and connected to oneself
  • The parallels between tea ceremony practice and other mindfulness practices
  • How tea can help you deepend your relationship with yourself and nature

00:00 Intro 

02:28 Cultural exchange

11:52 Stop waiting for the extreme

14:17 Letting tea speak to you

18:39 The problem with over relying on humans

20:57 Making the tea

25:37 Growing up with tea

31:33 Having a tea ceremony

36:35 What happens when you become too extreme on your body

45:23 “Give it away before it gets taken away…”

54:35 Tea’s got your back