Celebrate the Chinese New Year: Acupuncture – Tea Ceremony – Lantern Launch

Sat, February 6 @ 12:00 pm


All are Invited to Celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Sou’wester!

Acupuncture 12pm – 2pm

Tom Geha, MAOM, Licensed Acupuncturist

of North Beach Acupuncture will provide Community Based Acupuncture in the cozy lodge at The Sou’wester.   $30 per person

Please RSVP at souwesterlodge@gmail.com or (360)-642-2542

“Community acupuncture is practiced in a group, rather than one-on-one, setting. Don’t worry! You won’t be baring much skin. The treatments are primarily on the front of the body and mainly on distal points (legs, arms, hands, feet, ears, etc.). You will zone out and relax in a nice comfy chair for an hour or so. This is the way that acupuncture is traditionally done in Asia. The idea is to make acupuncture as accessible as possible.” –www.littlebirddc.com

Come with any questions you have. Wear loose, comfortable clothing for easy access to acupuncture points. Don’t eat large meals just before or after your visit. Refrain from overexertion, working out, drugs or alcohol for up to 6 hours after the visit. Avoid stressful situations. Make time to relax, and be sure to get plenty of rest.


Tea Ceremony 3pm – 4pm

Join Mountain & Sea at the Sou’wester for a Chinese gongfu tea ceremony!

Free and Open to the Public.

Please RSVP at souwesterlodge@gmail.com or (360)-642-2542

Representatives from Mountain and Sea, a Portland based importer of single-source Taiwanese oolong teas, discuses the history of the gongfu tea ceremony before teaching participants the gongfu tea ceremony in celebration of the new year.

Gongfu tea is a traditional art that is reserved for the preparation of the finest quality teas. Gongfu (aka kungfu) tea literally means, “making tea with skill” and refers to the refinement needed to extract the balanced aromatics and flavor notes of the different types of tea. Water quality, vessel selection, proper temperature and steep time are some of the essentials of this art form. We will use pure spring water from the Oregon Coast Range to steep three varietals from famed tea producing regions:

  • 2015 Gao Shan Oolong | High Mountain Oolong (Nantou, Taiwan)
  • 2015 Zheng Yan Qi Lan | Wuyi Orchid Oolong (Fujian, China)
  • 1998 Aged Puer (Yunnan, China)

A uniquely delightful experience that will leave you feeling calmed, refreshed and tea drunk. Yes, you can get tea drunk! Join us this February 6th and ring in the (Chinese) New Year right!


Mountain and Sea was created by Nicholas and Nora Grod with the desire to share in the beauty of traditional tea arts that has pervaded East Asian culture for centuries. Nora’s Taiwanese family has been involved high mountain oolong tea industry for over thirty years and it is through this connection that we are able to have direct access to their tea farm in Central Taiwan. For the past decade, Nicholas and Nora have been students of Master Wu Zhongxian, whose teachings include Daoist internal martial arts, Yijing divination, Four Pillar astrology, brush calligraphy and more. The gongfu tea ceremony is another embodiment of these ancient practices because the nature of steeping tea in this way forces one to slow down and be mindful.

Lantern Launch 5:30pm

Free and Open to the Public.

Join us as we launch a singe paper lantern up into the night sky to celebrate this Chinese New Year! All are invited to write a New Year intention, thought, poem or phrase on the lantern before lighting and launching it into the sky after sunset.


Sou’wester Lodge, 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA

Please RSVP at souwesterlodge@gmail.com or (360)-642-2542



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