Many believe that the concept of “The Force” used in the film Star Wars was actually based on the ancient Chinese phenomenon of Qi 氣.
Jedi Knight Obi Wan Kenobi describes The Force as:
“An energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.”
Qi is a well known concept in China, but is much less known in the West.
At our Teahouse, we often discuss Cha Qi 茶氣 when we're consuming loose-leaf tea. In the Chinese worldview, teas are often prized more for their Qi than their flavors and fragrances.
Cha Qi (the “breathe” or “life force” of tea) is sometimes very subtle, but other times can be profound. And it explains why some people feel as if they’re drunk or under the influence of drugs after consuming tea.
We’ve been getting questions about this concept for years, and so we decided to create a course all about it…
Internal Gong Fu Chais a live course held every 4th Sunday of the month. It’s both online and in-person in Austin, Texas.
During this live course, you’ll develop a better understanding of what Cha Qi is and how you can experience it deeper.
And you’ll get to consume some of our most potent farm-direct teas and ask questions for further clarification.
Our next live course is this Sunday, January 28th at 11:00 AM CDT. We have limited spots remaining. Click the link below for more info.
>>>Click here to sign up for Internal Gong Fu Cha (this Sunday)
If you have any questions, just reply and let us know.
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P.S. It's said that tea leaves sourced from Gu Shu Cha 古樹茶 ("Ancient Tree Tea") have had a longer time to accumulate Qi. Therefore, these teas are typically the most sought after amongst aficionados. Here are a few examples: