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The Sunday Steep: An Online Tea-Making Course

Find connection, mindfulness, and peace through the ritual of tea (even on your busiest days!) with these simple grounding practices and herbal recipes. Pour yourself a cup of calm.

pouring a cup of tea

REGISTRATION OPENS: Sunday, November 13th, 2022
START DATE: Sunday, November 27th, 2022
DURATION: 3 weeks
FEE: $37 USD

THE SUNDAY STEEP ONLINE TEA-MAKING COURSE

Imagine holding a mug of steaming herbal tea in your hands. You smell the delicate mix of peppermint, chamomile, and rose and take pride in the fact that you’ve personally blended this soothing brew with intention and care. As you take a sip, the stresses of the day melt away, and, for just a moment, you’ve tapped into your calmest, most joyful self. 

In this online tea-making course, we will take this experience and transform it from an occasional treat to a daily ritual — creating a direct path to the slowed-down life you’re seeking. 

Blending and drinking tea is deeply empowering.

Each week, we’ll focus on a different aspect of this intentional act of slow living. We’ll blend and sip the same recipes together, read through informational lessons, test our knowledge with mini-quizzes, and take this art even further with weekly homework assignments.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE SUNDAY STEEP:

By the end of this online tea-making course, you will know how to conduct your own daily tea ritual (even if you’re super busy!) and formulate your own unique tea blends to suit your needs. You’ll also gain the confidence to share your lovingly brewed cups with those around you. 

You’ll receive:

  • In-depth email lessons (text and video content) delivered straight to your inbox each Sunday for three weeks.
  • A welcome email with a course supply list.
  • More than 30 original tea recipes for you to sip and savor throughout the year.
  • Weekly lesson quizzes and hands-on assignments to test your comprehension and bring your lessons to life.
  • A final tea-blending challenge just in time for the Winter Solstice.
  • Direct email access to me during the course where I will answer questions and help you with your first custom tea blend.
  • A beautifully designed PDF download (and a printer-friendly version) of the entire course to keep forever.

“I was so inspired to create my own daily tea ritual after going through this course — a time just to myself where I can sit quietly, read, look through a magazine, journal my thoughts, or enjoy a snack — a brief moment that I can look forward to each day (when I can work it in) that is just mine. Thanks, Meagan, for sharing your tea ritual, for making it look so doable, and for inspiring me to do the same for myself. It has been a soothing balm to my heart and mind.”

— Maddie S.

The Sunday Steep: An Online Tea-Making Course | Growing Up Herbal | Learn to slow down, embrace the ritual and magic of tea, and share this gift with others in The Sunday Steep: An Online Tea-Making Course.

What if slowing down is simpler than you thought?

Maybe your life is flying by. Maybe you feel like you’re running desperately after it.

You’re not alone. I’ve been there.

A few years ago, I found myself desperately needing to step off the hamster wheel. Even if it meant sacrificing my attachment to the hustle. Even if it meant changing my definition of success.

One winter, three years ago, I discovered it could be as simple as tea. I started cozying up with a blanket, sipping a warm herbal blend, and taking time to journal… every day.

Ahhh. Peace and solitude. Permission to pause.

Soon this daily tea ritual transformed into a must-have. I craved it. Now, no day feels complete without it.

This winter, I want to share that peace and connect with the plants with you.

In this online tea-making course, you’ll learn in three weeks the recipes and rituals that took me three years to develop.

“There was so much that I took away from this course, but the thing that I’ve put to use the most has been the information from that last week about sharing tea with others. Since taking this course last year, I’ve hosted several “tea gatherings” with my girlfriends, which have all been a hit, and I’ve also gifted tea blends to friends and family during the holidays. I find myself referring to the tea blends in the PDF (which is so beautiful, by the way) regularly when looking for a new tea to try or a blend to make and give to someone.”

Tara

teapot and empty tea cup

WHO IS ‘THE SUNDAY STEEP’ FOR?

THE OVERLY BUSY 

Whether you’re a parent or grandparent, working 9-5 (or nights) most of the week, a dedicated student, or any other kind of busy — if you long to slow your life and make space for stillness, this course is for you. You’ll even get plenty of tea blend ideas to help you get started!

THE HERBAL ENTREPRENEUR 

If you are an herbalist looking for guidance on how to create your own custom tea blends for yourself, your customers, or your one-on-one clients, this course will show you how I do it using a tool that makes formulating tea blends a breeze. We’ll not only discuss how to create well-rounded herbal formulas, but we’ll unpackage this simple tea-blending tool piece by piece to help you to create intuitive, effective, tasty tea blends that showcase your herbal skill and knowledge.

THE CREATIVE SOUL

Do you love learning new skills or developing new hobbies? Do you look forward to making and gifting handcrafted goodies no matter what the occasion? Do you feel fulfilled by taking individual parts and creating something useful from them? If so, this course will help you hone in on how to create your own handcrafted tea blends that you can share with friends and family (or a complete stranger) to bring joy and happiness to others.

“I wasn’t sure if I should take this course. I had lots of excuses — near the holidays, too busy, don’t drink tea regularly, so on and so forth. But my craving to slow my busy life down kept bringing me back to Meagan and this course. So last minute, I decided to take the plunge, and I’m SO glad that I did. I can’t tell you what a treat it was to open my email every Sunday and find a new lesson waiting for me. I felt like a kid at Christmas! LOL! And I did just what you said — I put a tv show on for the kids, made myself the tea recipe in the lesson, then sat down somewhere quiet to read, and it felt so good! While I don’t currently have a tea time every day, I have been making many of the tea recipes from the course and drinking them with my kids when we get a chance, especially the holiday teas. This is turning out to be a perfect way for all of us to have a moment of calm and to experience the joy of tea, so thanks.”

Alice R.

teapot, tea blend, and teacup on table

COMPLETE COURSE OUTLINE: THE SUNDAY STEEP

WEEK 1: The Daily Tea Ritual

In week one, you’ll learn brewing, storage, and dosage methods for a wide range of tea. Finish the week with the know-how to experiment with your own tea practice.

Get ready to:

  • Discover the five types of traditional tea and how to brew a delicious cup.
  • Learn how herbal infusions differ from traditional tea in both preparation and purpose.
  • Uncover the secrets of preparing the perfect mug of herbal tea, including when to use an infusion versus a decoction.
  • Understand how to properly store and dose tea.
  • Develop your own signature tea ritual that fits the rhythm of your unique lifestyle.

WEEK 2: DIY Tea Formulation

Week two introduces you to blending delicious and effective teas. By the end of week two of this online tea-making course, you’ll have a roadmap for formulating teas so you can follow your nose (and your creativity) with confidence.

Get ready to:

  • Learn the technique to formulating teas that not only taste delicious but are healing and energetically balanced: the tea-blending triangle.
  • Practice this fail-proof technique to create four herbal tea blends, each with a different purpose and flavor, so you can put this helpful tool to use.
  • Discover when to use a simple (one herb at a time) versus a triplet (three-herb formula) — and why they’re both incredible methods that have their time and place.

WEEK 3: Tea Blends to Share

Our third and final week together is dedicated to bringing your new skills together: it’s time to pair your blending and brewing techniques to host gatherings your friends and family will love.

Get ready to:

  • Discover tips and tricks for tea gatherings with friends and family, from choosing tea blends to setting the scene to offering well-paired snacks — and the difference between hosting an impromptu gathering versus a more formal afternoon tea.
  • Bring your learning into the kitchen with 30+ tea recipes to explore: seasonal blends, constitutionally balanced blends, celebration blends, and wellness blends.
  • Learn a few of my personal favorite afternoon teas, including an absolutely delicious and aromatic Earl Grey Tea.

COURSE CHALLENGE: Winter Solstice Tea Blend

No Growing Up Herbal course is complete without a hands-on project to put what you’ve learned into action! This online tea-making course will encourage you to create your own tea blend just in time for the Winter Solstice on December 21st (or whichever winter holiday you prefer).

Enjoy your handcrafted tea alongside your newly developed tea ritual while celebrating the longest day of the year. You’ll even get journaling prompts to help you on your seasonal living journey!

“I took this course because I wanted to learn how to create my own tea blends. Up until this point, I’d always bought store-bought teas, but after taking this course, I feel confident enough to make my own blends using the tea blending tool Meagan taught us about. I’ve even dabbled in making some herbal tea blends for medicinal uses too! Progress!

Connie C.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much does this course cost?


This three-week course costs $37. I’ve tried my best to keep it as affordable and approachable as possible because I truly believe that everyone would benefit from this information!

— When does The Sunday Steep tea-making course begin?


Enrollment opens on Sunday, November 14th, 2021, and courses begin on Sunday, November 28th when the first email lesson is sent to students.

The course will not be open again until next winter (2022).

What supplies will I need for this course?


You will need an email address, a computer, tablet, or phone to read your lessons on, and a journal with a pen or pencil to take notes if you choose. You will also need quiet space to develop your signature tea ritual.

While a complete supply list will be sent to you upon registration, the following tea-making supplies will be needed:

– Glass canning jars of various size (for infusions and decoctions)
– Mugs or teacups (to sip tea from)
– Spoon (for mixing)
– Stovetop or electric kettle (or something to boil water in)
– Teapot or tea strainer (for steeping tea)

How does The Sunday Steep: An Online Tea-Making Course work?


You will receive a weekly email each Sunday, for three weeks. Each email will contain a lesson, an exercise, recipes, homework, and a quiz to help you synthesize what you’re learning. You’ll also get direct email access to me throughout the course to answer any questions you may have. At the end of the course, there will be a tea challenge for you to complete if you accept it. You will also receive all the course content in a beautifully designed PDF download (along with a printer-friendly version) to keep forever.

Is there a class schedule?

Ideally, the lessons and exercises would be completed in order each day they are received. However, this is completely up to you. This course is designed to fit your lifestyle.

Can I share these emails or the final course PDF with my friends or family members?

No. This course is copyrighted material and only available to the person who purchased it. I’ve worked hard to create this course, and you paid good money to have access to it, so please, make sure that you respect my copyright. With that said, if I see emails being forwarded, I will remove you from the course immediately without a refund. Thanks for understanding.

What will I get out of this course?

You will gain a deep understanding of how to both blend and brew your own teas. You will also come away with tips and tricks on creating a tea ritual that brings calm and clarity to your days.

Ultimately, you will graduate from this course with a strong foundation in formulating and preparing teas that are unique to your tastes but are also balanced and healing.

The payment is in US dollars. Do you accept payments in other currencies?

Yes! Your currency is automatically converted when you check out using Paypal. If you would like to check the current exchange rate, this useful online currency converter is my favorite.

I don’t live in the United States. Can I still take the course?

Absolutely! This online tea-making course is available to students around the world, and all of the material will be relevant to you.

tea blends, teapot, books, and candle on table

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m Meagan, a registered nurse turned folk herbalist and natural lifestyle blogger at Growing Up Herbal. I’m located in the Southern Appalachian mountains of East Tennessee. During the day you’ll most often find me homeschooling my four boys, working to make my home a cozy and hospitable space for friends, embracing a slow and seasonal lifestyle, pittering in my gardens, using herbs for various ailments that arise every so often, and teaching others what I’m learning along the way! Connect with me on Instagram at @growingupherbal.

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