About Archives


Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of social order. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in the impossible thing we know as life.
Okakura-Kakuzo, The Book of Tea, 1906

Visitors to the TeaRoom of Cuthbert & Solzberg are invited to sit and enjoy tea while reflecting on selected materials from the Archives and Collections. The ritual of the TeaRoom centers around the simple act of sharing a pot of tea, accompanied by an appreciation of the interconnection of Source Energies. Sitting for tea aspires to celebrate the commonalities existing between different aesthetics and to search for a universal transcendental experience through participation in the ritual of tea. Although based in tradition, there is no formula for this ceremony and each visitor’s interaction with the TeaRoom is unique.


For further information regarding Cuthbert & Solzberg; The Bushwick (Boswyck) Family collection; or Source Energies please contact us at the e-mail below.

Cuthbert & Solzberg, Archivists and Researchers
e-mail: bushwickfarms@yahoo.com


Tara Cuthbert, Archivist and Preservationist


Stuart Solzberg, Researcher and Collections Manager