Launched: 2017

Participatory tea ceremony Tea(r)ism offers a ritualistic safe space in which visitors meditate in a collective crying therapy. While participants are encouraged the act of crying in order to release emotions and negative energy, they sip a Hawaiian native Mamaki tea, medicinal detox tea, for the ultimate cleans.


Voice by Skylar Fein

Project Manager: Nicole Dowd

Hosted by: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Support from: The Rauschenberg Residency 

Contributions: Lucia Riffel, Issac Saunder, Will Rawls, and Tom "Pohaku" Stone