Tracey Wang Stuligross was born and raised in China. Like most Chinese people, she was mostly raised by her grandparents. She developed her appreciation for tea from them. Her grandparents owned a tea house and were well respected for their knowledge regarding tea. From selecting the best leaves (loose leaf), proper brewing techniques, to the connection between tea and the Zen approach to life. It was there that Tracey began her exploration of the connection between tea and the Zen approach to life.
Tracey was an excellent student in China where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in English, and a Master’s in psychology. While she was successful, she desired to explore the world outside of China. When she came to the United States, she felt at home. She returned to school and earned a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. While Tracey felt at home in the US, there was still something missing. In China, tea houses provided a place where people could drink high quality tea and contemplate the mysteries of life with the guidance of Zen. There were no similar resources available in America. Moreover, it was difficult to find high quality tea leaves. Her heritage brought about a desire to bring her love of tea to America, where she could also bridge the connection between tea and Zen.
That path began with expanding her knowledge of Chinese culture. Chinese civilization has been around for about 5000 years. Many people in America only know what they have seen in the movies, or heard on television. Tracey has brought pieces of the ancient Asian cultures to America by opening Asian Wonders in the King of Prussia Mall. The final step in the process is to add tea to the Chinese culture offerings available, and to that end she opened TranquiliTEA Temple in West Chester Pennsylvania. This brings her life full circle back to her childhood where she learned the intricacies of tea and Zen at her Grandmother’s knee.
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