I have a thorough working knowledge of teas and tea customs. I can help with information regarding different teas and the rituals involved. I`m involved in the retail industry and can supply sources for purchase.
I have been involved with tea and the tea trade for about 30 years. I cater afternoon teas and have a web site dealing with tea, Lavender Rose Tea Garden at http://www.lavenderroseteagarden.com . I carry a wide variety of tea and tea accoutrements. I have writtern 3 cookbooks pertaining to afternoon tea, see info at http://lavenderroseteagarden.com/Cookbooks%20from%20Deer%20Haven%20Manor.htm .I have traveled to many tea plantations world wide. I teach classes including tea history, tea tasting, and the art of afternoon tea.
Southern Ladies Tea Society (president)see info at http://lavenderroseteagarden.com/southern_ladies_tea_society.htm
Southern Association of Tea Businesses
TN Chapter President of Southern Association of Tea Businesses
Southern Ladies Tea Society Tea Journal
Tea Garden Times see info at http://lavenderroseteagarden.com/tea_garden_times_newsletter.htm
Teddy Bear and Friends
McCalls Needlework and Craft Publications
Chattanooga Times / News Free Press
I have college credits in nutrition and food management. I have taken sveral tea related courses given by tea professionals.