aes·thete /ˈesˌTHēt/ noun
a person who has or affects to have a special appreciation of art, nature and beauty.
In Japanese culture: The practice of tea ceremony is referred to as chadō (茶道): the Way of Tea, telling us that tea is not just a drink: it's an aesthetic, a spiritual practice, a mindset, a way of living. Tea offers a place of sanctuary from worldly concerns. The host and guest spend time over a bowl of matcha, with the host displaying deep consideration towards the guest, who responds in gratitude.
Aesthete Tea is a loose leaf tea brand and tearoom specializing in farm direct, organic teas and tea sodas. Unique to Aesthete, the brand’s proprietary tea blends are created by Aesthete’s Master Blender, Maggie Cassidy, who also happens to be Founder Briana Thornton’s mother. The Aesthete [tiny] Tea Room is locate in Multnomah Village, Southwest Portland: 3530 SW Multnomah Blvd Portland, Oregon. Aesthete maintains a strong mission to know their farmers and source from beautiful farms around the world that share the same values in quality, health and positivity.