I have a passion for good tea. Tea has not only changed my life, but saved it. In 2006, I was offered my first real cup of tea and that experience started me on this journey. I soon traveled to Yunnan Province in China where I was fortunate enough to work with a number of renowned Tea Masters, including the owner of the Denong Tea company. I worked hard to become fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and over time gained an extensive knowledge of tea cultivation in China, including: retail and wholesale markets, quality control, sourcing, growing, preparation, and tea drinking etiquette.
After returning to the United States, I became an tea industry entrepreneur. As part of my businesses, I traveled all over China searching for the very best quality tea leaves for my international clientele. I then began working with other Tea Masters in the US and oversaw the opening of retail stores. In addition, I’ve lent my skills to project management, training, e-commerce, PR, consulting, and brand standardization.
The next important goal in my career is to become a Tea Master. You can Join me on my journey to become a Tea Master as I share my experiences, research, and knowledge of great tea with you by becoming a Patreon Here