Samurai means “to serve.”
Tamurai means “to serve through tea.”
At Tamurai Tea our goal is to honor the spirit of health and well-being.
We begin with the selection and consumption of high quality tea. Through the consumption of tea, we make the connection to the earth and the sun. As our astronauts and NASA researchers continue to learn, only the connection to our earth, our atmospherically filtered sunlight, and that which they produce can sustain life as we know it. Through this connection and creation, our mind, body, and soul are supplied with a cascade of life sustaining nutrients and antioxidants. Certain combinations of these nutrients are found only in the various teas created by our wonderful planet. The teas we support and supply are organic due to the fact tea is one of the few consumable products which makes its way directly from field to cup without any cleaning or washing. If a tea plant or tea field is sprayed with toxic harmful chemicals or fertilizers, they are consumed with the tea. An additional considration is that when consuming the highest quality of tea: the first growth, the earliest picking; the highest concentration of nutrients are consumed. Older tea leaves are found to be out of balance, with higher concentrations of minerals that may be harmful to our health.
“In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” Mother Teresa
Nature designs tea to be consumed at a slower pace, so we encourage tea to explore the internal universe within each of us. As we unfold the discoveries within, we can then make the peaceful and harmonious connections with those we encounter in life. These connections whether individual or shared bring much satisfaction and joy. It is with this spirit of joy we thank you for sharing your journey of tea, spirit, and life. It is with great honor that we recommend and make available the products and services contained within.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Mathew 6:21
“I have three treasures, which I guard and keep. The first is compassion. The second is economy. The third is humility. From compassion comes courage. From economy comes the means to be generous. From humility comes responsible leadership.” —Lao-Tse
Once we are on the journey of balance, we are then ready to seek the harmony of the “me/we” relationship that allows the healing of our world and those of its inhabitants. We learn of how we connect and influence community. We learn and share the vibrations that are so subtle, but yet so powerful. These vibrations can only be felt with the heart and measured by the health and harmony of our internal and external environments.
We begin our quest with tea, share it through meditation & prayer, and grow it through our understanding and developing awareness as keys to unlock the secrets within. Meditation & prayer unfolds Lao Tse’s compassionate courage, tea flowers the economy of generosity, and our growing humility through understanding allows us to lead others by example.
“One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eyes.” Antoine de St. Exupery
Thomas Lalevich has had an ongoing meditation practice since 1974 when he was instructed in the art of Transcendental Meditation – TM. His goal at that time was to enhance his abilities in college athletics. The consciousness expanding qualities he discovered were an added and appreciated benefit. When the consumption of tea was added to his practice, the benefit to health, faith and prayer were pronounced. Certification to teach and instruct was obtained under the guidance of the Kriya Yoga Seminary of Chicago on May 1, 2012.