Timmy says that while food provides the blood in our veins, our health is drawn from the land. She says that she has always known and felt the mauri of our whenua and have lived, and connected within the veneer that holds tūrangawaewae between the sea and our lands.

Understanding that the intricate tools of tea for connection, and creation of intimate times of reflection is why they hold center stage within my space and offerings.  Timmy believes they assist us to remove our rush, and connect in ways that very few foods can.  It is kai for the soul as well as a soother for our systems.

And as a wonderful way to share unspoken words and wisdom which is why we are really excited to have Timmy join us and lead our Tea Experience workshop where you will be guided through using the principles of Te Ao Māori to highlight the importance of tī.

You can read more here about Waiheke Island based Timmy Smith, where she has been “evoking memories since 1972”.