Morning Mindfulness Exercise With Tea

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Think about how you wake up each morning. Are you hitting the snooze button, rushing to get ready for work, skipping breakfast or forgetting to do something? Often times, our mornings are so hectic, trying to start our day in just a couple of minutes before we head off to the first activity of the day. Transforming your morning from chaos to tranquility can have a profound effect on the rest of your day and this meditation technique can help you develop that habit.

A morning tea meditation is a beautiful mindfulness exercise. It reminds you to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. Creating a mindful morning allows you start the day the way you’d like it to go. Peacefulness, tranquility, and being in the present moment are practiced in this mindfulness exercise and will help you continue that mindset throughout your day.

Tea Meditation Technique

  1. Set up an area for your tea ritual. We often write about the importance of a sacred space, and having a sacred space for your tea meditation is no different. Set up a chair or table where you have your tea, healing crystals, and fresh flowers. Avoid reading the newspaper or a magazine, using your cell phone, and a messy area.
  2. Choose your tea, favorite mug, and sweetener and place them all out on the table so you have everything ready.
  3. Fill a kettle or pot with hot water and place on the stove to boil. As the water is boiling, don’t do anything else. Just sit with the water with patience.
  4. When the kettle whistles, slowly pour the hot water over your tealeaves or bag, and add your sweetener.
  5. Sit at the area you designated for the tea ceremony.
  6. Before you drink, take a moment to give thanks for the cup of tea in front of you. So often, we take for granted the things we encounter everyday, but we are so fortunate to have these things.
  7. Enjoy your tea. To feel the power of this morning mindfulness meditation, drink it slowly. Savor each sip, tasting the different flavors that went into the making of the tea. Feel each sip as it hits your lips and tongue and how it soothes the throat and stomach.
  8. As you finish your tea, give thanks again. Continue in a seated meditation for as little or as long as you’d like. Give thanks to all of the little things that make up your days.

Do you have any mindfulness exercises you practice each morning? Please share with us in the comments! We love hearing from you! 


  • Reply August 19, 2015

    Nikki Dee

    I love this. Especially the parts about having a designated space – and about sitting with the water! I am always rushing in the morning and it makes for a disjointed and anxious day. Patience and taking a minute to sit, enjoy in silence, and be thankful is amazing ~

    thanks for this. :]

    • Reply August 19, 2015


      Thank you so much Nikki for your kind words!

  • Reply August 28, 2015


    Clever use of time while waiting for the water. I need to find the perfect flavor. I like to wake up slowly – this will be a lovely addition to my morning. Sitting outside with the birds. Thank you!

  • Reply January 19, 2016


    Oh my days I have been lacking in the meditation department and need to get back to my roots and this is beyond perfect thank you so much

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  • Reply May 6, 2017


    I love the article, thank you.
    Do you have any suggestions for a sacred space please? My living space is very small. I share it with my partner and 2 kids, and there is no area in the flat that I can designate solely to this. The only thing I can think of is to sit outside on the porch, as this is the only area that is not cluttered, but this area is also use by them at other times. Would that work?

    • Reply May 8, 2017


      Hi Tracey! Your sacred space does not have to be big! It can simple be somewhere in your home that you can sort of “getaway” and tune into yourself. It can be more of a “traveling sacred space,” where you can open it up and set up wherever is free when you need it!

      • Reply May 8, 2017


        Great! Thank you

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