October 25, 2019

Tea in the Moment

An Everyday Practice of Mindfulness

Melissa Salazar

6:30 – 7:30pm

Join ITMA certified tea master Melissa Salazar for an evening dedicated to mindfulness trough Japanese green tea.

In this 1-hour workshop, she will walk through the history of Japanese green tea, the effects of nutrition of green tea on the body and give you a practice of mindfulness to leave you with the tools to achieve your highest level of health and relaxation. An intentional cup of green tea can help clear your mind, reduce stress, and make you feel more present—any moment of the day.

Discover the benefit of Japanese green tea for your healthy life and formulate your next steps in your mindfulness journey in this educational and peaceful workshop.


As Melissa Salazar began to grow through life experiences, she found a connection to Health, Wellness and Education to be her calling. She began with an attainment of a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Nutrition and Wellness.  As She became a teacher in this profession Melissa realized that her passion for tea became stronger. She decided to pursue more knowledge of tea and expand on her wellbeing. Through the Education in the International Tea Masters Association (ITMA), She became a certified Tea sommelier and onto a Certified Tea master, then a Blend specialist. Her passion was to create a Tea company that would “educate the world one tea cup at a time”, by creating unique handcrafted high quality tea blends, hence her company was born: Red’s Zen Tea Company.  

Creating her company and her brand was only one half of the puzzle, as she grew her company, she found the urge to expand on teaching and sharing her passion for tea. The opportunity of becoming a Certified trainer for the International Tea Masters association presented itself. As she finished teaching her very first class, Melissa realized the overwhelming excitement she had in sharing and teaching these courses. She finally felt the rush of fulfillment in purpose by educating others about tea and helping them to create a career in tea for themselves. Being apart of the Tea Masters Association has allowed Melissa to travel the world and expand her knowledge of tea through visiting the worlds Tea regions and experiencing Tea in every aspect of production. 

Melissa is currently growing and expanding her online business, Teaching Tea certification courses through the ITMA, and consulting and creating Tea Blend Lines for other growing companies. Her overall mission in life is to educate and give back by helping others expand on their passion for tea while providing delicious tea blends for individuals that are looking for a healthy way to increase well-being and pleasure of life through tea.


Please arrive 15 minutes early and bring your own reusable water bottle as water is provided. Come with comfortable clothing.

We recommend ride sharing, but there is also street parking available on Lincoln Blvd, Nowita Pl, Palms Blvd, Superba Ave, and other neighborhood streets.