We sat down *virtually* with Zoey of Five Seasons TCM to talk about body awareness, finding peace through herbalism, and the magic of crafting a wholesome dish for the whole family.
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I’m a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) chef and nutritionist from Shanghai, China. I live in New York now and I founded Five Seasons TCM
What do you love to do?
Cooking, reading, painting, traveling, and definitely eating good food.
How did you come to create Five Seasons TCM?
I want to provide a modern, informative, and beautiful platform for people to learn about TCM food therapy and have access to high-quality herbs that they can cook or make tea with.
What do you hope people experience using the Five Seasons TCM line?
I hope they can find peace when they are brewing our tonic. It is not an immediate process like granulated extracts. I hope they can feel closer to nature by being able to see and touch the herbs. I hope they can become more aware of their body and notice the changes these herbs can bring to their body.
If you could have a tea or take a Boketto moment (a moment of daydreaming and of rest) with any person dead or alive who would it be?
My boyfriend @agingyoungrebel_
What kind of tea would you have?
Pu’er with osmanthus flower
What does a moment of rest, recharging, or nourishment look like for you?
Have my total focus on making a wholesome dish with wholesome ingredients for me and my family, and then eat it together
What's something you want people to know about you that I wouldn’t think to ask?
My dream job is a Chinese antique dealer. I love vodka. I’m launching a minimalistic jade jewelry brand @xinyijade soon!
I’m a Pisces, with a Gemini moon and Cancer rising.
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Zoey’s Apple Oatmeal for Tranquility [RECIPE