The Teahouse 茶 is not a political movement. It does not purport to have any agendas, other than to highlight and support clergy with Chinese-heritage. Accordingly, The Teahouse 茶 does not have its own opinions per se. It does not possess a mind.
Its main objective is to direct people to individual clergy with Chinese-heritage who do have their own thoughts and can offer their opinions on any given subject. It is these voices that The Teahouse 茶 seeks to amplify. To prescribe The Teahouse 茶 its own agency would risk drowning out the voices of the very people it is seeking to empower.
In this way, The Teahouse 茶 creates a space where interlocutors on opposite sides of even the most heated debates can find a sense of belonging and togetherness in this shared space. Tea Houses have long been places where people from all sectors of society, persuasions and walks of life have been able to find a seat at a table, drink tea and converse well.