Tea Salon: Fundraiser for Dalia Association

This is your exclusive invitation to our first Tea Salon, a fundraising experience hosted by Beit e’Shai for Dalia Association based in occupied Palestine.

Step inside the warmth of Preston’s Oshun Retreat, with a cup of Beit e’Shai tea in hand, for a magical Sunday afternoon filled with music, dance, henna art, massage and reiki healings. Tea Salon offers a chance for our Beit e’Shai community to connect in support for Palestine and Dalia Association-مؤسسة دالية المجتمعية.

Proceeds raised from this Tea Salon will fund a community supported agriculture project: Om Sleiman Farm – مزرعة أم سليمان. Om Sleiman Farm is a small organic farm in the Ramallah area that offers ethical local produce to the West Bank region. This initiative is made possible by Dalia Association – the only community foundation that realizes Palestinians’ rights to control their resources and sustain their own development for generations to come.

Your host, Beit e’Shai owner and founder, Rasha Tayeh, is a Palestinian artist, herbalist and nutritionist. Rasha invites guests to an afternoon of relaxing self care and community care over a casual gathering and delicious teas; heralding her business’ intention to create a healing home for all of us who have been displaced, dispossessed or exiled.

Dalia Association and Beit e’Shai believe that by reviving traditions of philanthropy and volunteerism, we create new systems that make giving easier and more trust worthy.

When: Sunday 28th July 2019, 3 – 6pm
Where: Oshun Retreat, 5/27 Enfield Ave Preston
Cost: $30 or if you’re feeling extra generous $40
Book online at: https://www.trybooking.com/BDCIN
All proceeds will go to Om Sleiman Farm, supported by Dalia Association in occupied Palestine.

Your entry fee will give you access to our Tea Salon offerings and we encourage you to get in early and register your name for massages and healings from our amazing local therapists and healers including:

Lori Curran from The Humble Nook
Jelena Nikcevic from Soul Aquarian Therapy
Poppy Sophia from Om Chi Reiki

About Beit e’Shai
After living back home in occupied Palestine in 2014-2015 under the harsh reality of military occupation, Rasha Tayeh had to move back to Melbourne, where she set up her business Beit e’Shai (House of Tea in Arabic, pronounced bayt eh shy). Beit e’Shai (established in 2017) is an apothecary and teahouse, with all teas and tisanes handmade by Rasha using 100% natural blends from certified organic ingredients. Informed by her ancestor’s wisdom and drawing on her knowledge and appreciation of traditional Arabic medicine and Palestinian herbalism, Rasha creates aromatic teas and herbal medicines that focus on health, wellbeing and comfort.
Beit e’Shai is built with intention to create a healing home for everyone.

About Dalia Association-مؤسسة دالية المجتمعية
Dalia Association makes grants available to support relevant civil society initiatives, especially grassroots efforts that seek to supplement local resources. A permanent endowment will be built over time to ensure sustainable income for current and future generations. Dalia’s work advocates for systemic change in the international aid system so that it respects Palestinian rights and responds to local priorities.

For more information visit:
www.rashatayeh.com
www.beiteshai.com

Beit e’Shai and Rasha Tayeh acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of this land on which we live and work, and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Oshun Retreat is located at street level / ground floor. The venue is wheelchair accessible with an all-abilities bathroom facility.

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Winter Healing Masterclass

Oshun Retreat in collaboration with Beit e’Shai (House of Tea) are hosting a Winter Healing Masterclass on Sunday 23rd June from 11am – 3pm.

During this masterclass, we will practice yoga, meditation and pranayama techniques and discuss nutrition and herbalism principles that support and nourish us during the winter months.

Investment: $85 full fee and $75 concession
A light vegan lunch will be provided.

To book, visit this link: https://bit.ly/2Huihm5

Participants will receive a test tube of Beit e’Shai organic herbal tea and Oshun Retreat oil blend.

About the facilitators:

Kira Ostwald – Oshun Retreat
Kira loves to move, and barely ever sits still. A hairdresser in the daytime and a Yogini by night, she is always moving and loves it! Meditation helps her to find stillness, in the mind and the body; and she loves a Vinyasa just as much as a Nidra session. Balance is the essence of life. She loves to take students through a journey of breath, meditation and movement. She began Oshun to help others find their true path, connecting mind, body and spirit.
For more information visit: www.oshunretreat.com.au

Rasha Tayeh – Beit e’Shai
Rasha is a nutritionist, herbalist, artist and mystic. Her practice is inspired by the seasons and ways in which we can enhance connections with our bodies, our communities and with nature. She combines principles of nutrition and herbalism in her wellness workshops.
Rasha is the owner and founder of Beit e’Shai (House of Tea in Arabic, pronounced bayt eh shy). Informed by her ancestor’s wisdom and drawing on her knowledge and appreciation of traditional Arabic medicine and Palestinian herbalism, Rasha creates aromatic teas and herbal medicines that focus on health, wellbeing and comfort.
For more information visit: www.beiteshai.com and www.rashatayeh.com


Beit e’Shai and Oshun Retreat acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of this land on which we live and work, and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We reflect in our work that Ancestral medicine and traditional herbalism bring deep healing to people and Mother Earth.

Winter Apothecary Workshop

Winter is time to reflect, conserve energy and go deeply inwards.
It’s also a time for divine medicine making.

Beit e’Shai invites you to our Winter Apothecary Workshop of medicine making with herbalist and nutritionist Rasha Tayeh.

During this 2 hour workshop we will make a back balm, cough syrup and various herbal infusions – using simple & safe homemade recipes that help support us during winter, strengthen our immunity & protect us from general ailments.

Join herbalist and nutritionist Rasha Tayeh (founder & owner of Beit e’Shai) and make some magic to prepare you for winter!

Investment: $60
When: 2-4pm Sunday 26th May 2019
Where: Oshun Retreat 5/27 Enfield Ave Preston VIC 3072

Each participant will receive one free test tube of Beit e’Shai herbal tea.
Back balms and various Beit e’Shai products will also be available for sale on the day – cash and eftpos available.

Book your spot at this link https://www.trybooking.com/BCFUR
Space are limited – so book early!

Hope to see you there.

We acknowledge that cost can sometimes be a barrier to attending. As a small business we can’t subsidise a large number of tickets, however, we are happy to offer one free ticket (in exchange with volunteering) and a handful of discounted tickets to this workshop if you are a student or unwaged.
Email rasha@beiteshai.com for more information.

About Rasha Tayeh
Rasha is a nutritionist, herbalist, artist and mystic. Her practice is inspired by the seasons and ways in which we can enhance connections with our bodies, our communities and with nature. She combines principles of nutrition and herbalism in her wellness workshops.
Rasha is the owner and founder of Beit e’Shai (House of Tea in Arabic, pronounced bayt eh shy). Informed by her ancestor’s wisdom and drawing on her knowledge and appreciation of traditional Arabic medicine and Palestinian herbalism, Rasha creates aromatic teas and herbal medicines that focus on health, wellbeing and comfort.

For more information visit:
www.beiteshai.com
www.rashatayeh.com


Beit e’Shai and Rasha Tayeh acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of this land on which we live and work, and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We reflect in our work that Ancestral medicine and traditional herbalism bring deep healing to people and Mother Earth.

Magical March

March began with International Women’s Day!

I would like to take this chance, over a cuppa tea, to honour all the goddesses, matriarchs and fierce women who have guided and inspired me this lifetime.  Below is an image of Ishtar (also known as Inanna in ancient Mesopotamian mythology). She is associated with love, beauty, sex, desire, fertility, war, justice, political power and the underworld. Keep shining and reconnecting with your divinity. Happy women’s Day!

I also want to take this time to give thanks to our Mother.
Mother Earth, who teaches us, guides us and heals us with beautiful herbs.

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I have two special events this month:

– Saturday 23rd March Market Stall at Ceres Harvest Festival 10am-3pm
– Saturday 30th March Magical Herbalism Workshop at SpellBox 10:30am-12:30pm

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CERES Harvest Festival

My friends over at CERES Environment Park are having a Harvest Festival and I will be trading in the Makers Market area from 10am until 3pm.  Be sure to pop in and say hello!  The day celebrates and gives thanks to Mother Earth, our farmers and the cycle of the seasons.

There will be tea, local produce, music, planting, mindful weaving, Mandala making and much more!

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Magical Herbalism

I believe in magic!  And I’m very excited about this month’s workshop.
I’ve been invited to host a magical workshop at one of my all time favourite stores, SpellBox.

In a workshop titled The Witch’s Brew, I will prepare different organic herbal infusions and discuss their healing and magickal powers, ritual and lore.  To book your place visit this link.

Summer of Love

I hope you had a wonderful New Year’s break!

I certainly did and I’m very happy to be back for an exciting new year filled with market stalls, exciting new events and workshops.

Here are some of Beit e’Shai‘s movements this month:

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Valentine’s Day Special Offer

Beit e’Shai is pleased to announce that we are offering 10% off all our products this Valentine’s Day.

Why not treat yourself or your lover to our delicious lover’s blend, our limited edition Habibi Tea?

Visit our Online Store between now and this Thursday 14th February and enter this promotional code: HABIBI

Offer expires at 11:59pm Thursday 14th February 2019.

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Gibran’s Garden

Tea lovers will be introduced to the Beit e’Shai experience on Saturday 23rd February at the Immigration Museum’s Summer of Love Gibran’s Garden Party.

Founder Rasha Tayeh, will be available at the Beit e’Shai Pop Up Teahouse offering you a complimentary cup of tea on arrival.  Her background as a nutritionist and herbalist provides a unique perspective on how drinking tea can be a form of self-care, a delicious ritual and for healing.  She will also present a Tea Workshop discussing various herbs, fruits and spices that can supportus during the warmer months and be enjoyed as both hot and ice teas.

Drop by the Pop Up Teahouse between 3pm-8pm
And join us at the FREE Tea Workshop from 3pm – 4pm.

 

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Friends & Stockists

We would like to welcome our new (and old) stockists to the Beit e’Shai family:

Aroma Paradise (Sydney)
Rhubarb Organics
Timber + Greens
The Humble Nook
Soul Aquarian Therapy
Immigration Museum Gift Shop (Melbourne)

For more information on how to become a Beit e’Shai stockist email Rasha on: rasha@beiteshai.com

Beit e’Shai 1st Birthday & Christmas Markets

I’ve been busy gearing up for this year’s Christmas season of market stalls, and Im feeling proud that my tea business, Beit e’Shai is almost one!  I officially launched it on 16th December 2017.  It’s been a roller coaster of a year, and I am deeply grateful for the love and support I’ve received.  I couldn’t have done this without you.

And so, Beit e’Shai® (House of Tea in Arabic, pronounced bayt eh shy) has come to be an online apothecary and teahouse, as well as a pop up market stall and teahouse.  All teas and tisanes are handmade by yours truly using 100% natural blends from certifed organic ingredients.  Drawing on my knowledge and appreciation of traditional Arabic medicine and herbalism, I create aromatic teas and tisanes that focus on health, wellbeing and comfort.  Beit e’Shai offers beautiful blends that are made from high quality herbs and spices for you to enjoy with your family and friends.
I stock my teas in some beautiful places including, Rhubarb Organics at Preston Market, Timber+Green Cafe at Creative Cubes in Hawthorn and at the Immigration Museum Gift Shop, especially during the Khalil Gibran Exhibition (Dec 2018 – Feb 2019)… I have to say, Khalil Gibran is one of my favourite poets, if you get a chance, be sure to see that exhibition!
If you’d like to become a stockist, please get in touch via email.
Tea lovers are also introduced to the Beit e’Shai experience through events, markets and social media.  And I am available for in-store tastings, performance dinners, tea parties, tea ceremonies, demonstrations and workshops.
In the new year, if you would like me to host an event or facilitate a workshop, please contact me on this email.
Keep an eye on my social media too for the Beit e’Shai 1st Birthday special offer!  Be sure to follow @beiteshai on Instagram and Facebook to find out more about it in the coming week.
In the meantime, please visit me at one of the many markets this season!
I always have a pot of tea brewing for tastings and there’s always a great vibe at these local artisan markets with music, food and other fantastic local makers and traders.  Drop by for a cuppa and say hello.
Supporting local, small and ethical businesses keeps us thriving.  So on behalf of my friends and other small businesses, I want to say THANK YOU for your support and ethical shopping choices during this season.  Thank you for keeping us going and able to do what we love doing!
So much love and gratitude to you.
Here is where you can find me in person, otherwise, the Online Store is always open!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday season and fantastic new year.

 

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