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The Story of Artnzen

Cultivation of Creation:
A Unique Tea Experience


Inspired to share and weave my life experiences through the Art of Tea, led to the birth and growth of ARTNZEN.

In traditional Chinese Gong Fu Tea Ceremony,

       we sit before a being offering the five elements –

                   Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water.


These elements combined nourish the mind, body, and spirit and bring our beings into alchemical alignment. By accepting this gift and participating in ceremony, we connect to Universal awareness, which is a channel to all beings everywhere.

I celebrate the beauty and bliss of life by sharing fine tea with good company. The essence of tea is simplicity, a gift that can be received by all.


Whether you sit with yourself, serve others, or are being served, 

it allows for complete surrender to the present moment — 

to Be Here Now. 


Tea. Hear. Now. 

Through sharing the practice of Gong Fu Tea Ceremony –

I am given the opportunity to transmit my life experiences, offer the knowledge of my many teachers, share the love, laughter, and light of my ancestors, and bestow the wisdom of Ming Yi Wang from whom I’ve learned ancient teachings of Buddhism, Taoism, and the Art of Tea.​ In this time we also explore our connection to ourselves and others, all over a humble cup of tea, a timeless time reality. 


ARTNZEN represents a collective of artists who curate beautiful tea experiences for every occasion to unify the collective to share in the splendor of the arts, fine tea, and good company. 


If you'd like to work with us, please contact Kelly Marie.

creator of ARTNZEN

About the Founder
Kelly Marie

Kelly Marie is a cultivator of consciousness and awareness. Her passion for Gong Fu Cha - Tea Ceremony & Service began in 2010 and developed as an opportunity to support others. With a presence practice for healing, wellness, support and growth, she has served thousands of people throughout the years, directly and indirectly. Those who dedicated themselves to learning with her, are now teaching others by sharing this gift. Her earlier travels throughout the world as a yogi, dancer, peace activist and photographer, opened her eyes to the many marvels of this sacred earth, and to the immense suffering as well.  She was compelled to contribute to the creation of peace worldwide. Of her many world travels, her experience in China apprenticing with a Taoist Tea Master for 9 years, revealed many ways to dive deeper into the wisdom and medicine of the earth, our ancestors, and the wellness consciousness cultivated through a wee cup of tea. Struggles in her own health and life, led her to continue to contemplate and refine the ways of applying ancient practices to modern life. Recognizing that spiritual growth is not easy, she wishes to share the tools she has found useful, as practices to empower others on their journey as well. 


Kelly Marie lives in Santa Cruz Mountains of California developing ARTNZEN . The alchemy of her learning, playfully pronounced Artisan, is a practice of carrying out one's actions artfully with a zen like quality of mind. She believes we are all artists. Art is subjective, open to interpretation, and we are all crafting our greatest masterpieces, Ourselves and Our Lives. 

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