|Tea Magazine® is a lifestyle publication celebrating tea and tea culture. It exists to encourage people to drink fine tea. Online and in print it articulates a forward-looking vision of nourishing, healthy, modern tea. Tea Magazine's content educates and excites enthusiasts. It offers new energy, new direction – with opportunities for tea enthusiasts young and old to share their discoveries via mobile, web and at retail locations where the publication is sold.|
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|Editor & Publisher|
|Dan Bolton is a veteran publishing executive managing food and beverage publications since 1995. He is former editor-in-chief of Specialty Coffee Retailer and former editor and publisher of World Tea News. In 2003 he launched the Natural Food Network and Certified Organic Food Directory and in 2005 founded Natural Food magazine. During his 38-year publishing career Dan has led six publishing ventures. He frequently speaks on topics relating to the tea industry.
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Graham Kilshaw was raised on England’s eastern coast in Boston, a port town with a history of tea drinking that predates the 1630 founding of its namesake Boston, Mass.
"For me, the opportunity to combine my enjoyment of tea, and my career as a publisher just makes me smile every day - I feel very fortunate. Growing up in England, tea has been in my blood as far back as I can remember, and moving to the United States some years ago did nothing to diminish this. In more recent years, while travelling to Asia to launch other new magazines and media, my experience of tea has only widened."
Graham is president of ITEM Media, a publishing company with titles serving the electronics and healthcare industries. He is a strong advocate of print+digital media and his blog The Shoestring Publisher is widely read. Graham was a senior marketing executive at The Walt Disney Co. in Europe and later launched the first Disneyland Paris office in New York. He was Disney’s liaison to marketing partners such as Kodak, Coca Cola and McDonald’s. He previously worked as marketing manager at News International (NewsCorp) in London where he developed commercial relationships with major brands as well as TV and radio networks. Earlier he was in sales and marketing at IDV, Euro RSCG and Cendant. Graham is a graduate of the University of Portsmouth, UK and lives with his family near Philadelphia.
|Pearl Dexter is the founding editor of Tea Magazine® a magazine dedicated to a worldwide audience, informing, educating, and entertaining its readers with articles exploring the history, culture, consumption, and dramatic health benefits of the venerable beverage. Its raison d'être was the passion for the way of tea (she calls it "pachado"). Her tea enthusiasm and spirit are felt throughout the magazine.
Although tea is just a beverage to some, to Pearl it is a way of life.
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|Katrina Ávila Munichiello is senior editor at Tea Magazine®. A freelance writer who has chosen to make her hobby into her career. In 2007 she launched her Tea Pages blog as a way to promote the idea that tea should be accessible and never intimidating. Her first book "A Tea Reader: Living Life One Cup at a Time," was released by Tuttle Publishing in October 2011. Katrina earned a B.S. in Biology from Tufts University and an M.P.H. from Boston University and now lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three young children. She is thrilled to be part of the team bringing Tea Magazine to new audiences, helping more people to see the powerful beauty of the leaf.
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As Community Page Editor, Alexis Siemons gathers and curates what’s trending in the online tea conversation, while also highlighting Tea Magazine’s social media presence. As a tea writer and consultant, she shares her steeped adventures with tea on her website, teaspoons & petals. In addition to teaching a series of culinary tea classes, she consults with tea companies and guides their creative marketing strategies. Her recipes and stories have been featured in several online and print publications.
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|Linnea Covington is a freelance writer in Brooklyn, New York, who has had the opportunity to experience food and drink from around the world on one little island. Of course, that didn’t stop her from exploring India, Argentina, parts of Europe, and the rest of the United States. With a focus on food journalism, she has written about her travels and her city through the gourmet lenses of an enthusiastic eater. From tea and coffee, to whiskey and beer, to tacos and curries, she has scribbled about, tasted, and enjoyed an array of culinary adventures. Since she grew up in Colorado, Celestial Seasonings was pretty much all she knew about tea until her father brought back little nests of pu’erh from the Tao of Tea after a trip he took to Portland. With the first sip she realized tea could have body and has been collecting ever since, whether it’s from a Chinese tea shop in San Francisco, off a merchant in New Delhi, or online from beloved purveyors. Understanding and experiencing these different teas has helped open up the world to their rich flavors, caffeinated boosts, healing properties, and as a component in a mixed drink or meal. Not only that, but she happily gets to sip her beverage in one of the many teacups inherited from her grandmother.
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Cynthia Gold is Tea Sommelier at L’Espalier at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston, is one of only a handful of Tea Sommeliers in the country. Her culinary training at Johnson and Wales and CIA, led her to cook in some of Boston’s premiere restaurants before opening two restaurants of her own, where she developed her own unique ‘Tea Cuisine’. An innovator in her field, she has created custom lines of signature teas as well as Tea Cocktails and ‘Tea Cuisine’ dishes for various restaurants, hotels and charity events.
|MSN calls Bruce Richardson "A leading tea expert involved in tea's American renaissance for over 20 years." The native Kentuckian is a writer, photographer, tea blender, and frequent guest speaker at tea events across the country. He has served on the STI advisory committee, the editorial board for Fresh Cup magazine and columnist for TeaTime magazine. Bruce is the author of a dozen books on tea, including his 2011 expanded edition of Okakura Kakuzo's classic Book of Tea. He regularly visits tea shops in Great Britain and North America in his unending quest to discover new locations for the latest edition of his Great Tea Rooms of Britain and Great Tea Rooms of America travel books.
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|Dan Robertson is the founder and owner of The Tea House and World Tea Tours in Naperville, Ill. He was born in New Haven, CT, raised primarily in the Midwest and is a graduate of the College of Wooster, Ohio. He is a twenty five-year practitioner and instructor of the martial art and health exercise Tai Ji Quan. Before venturing into the world of tea, in 1985 Dan established FRAMEWORK Video & Sound, a video production company specializing in documentary and educational programming. Although traveling to the orient previously, involved in the freight industry, it was his career as a filmmaker that took him to China in 1994 and again in 1995 to produce a documentary on tea. With two years of preparatory work he traveled extensively across China for two months filming tea gardens, factories, teahouses, hospitals, universities, museums and historical sites interviewing tea experts in all areas. As an unexpected result, in 1995 he began his own tea business, drawing upon the resources and knowledge he had developed during his travels. Since then he returns to China nearly every year either to meet with suppliers, discover new teas, study or research. Since 1996 he has been organizing and leading the acclaimed China Tea Tour, where tea lovers from around the world get first hand experience in tea making, history, culture and business. Now expanding beyond the Far East, he launched World Tea Tours in 2007 offering tours to tea producing and cultural areas around the globe.
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Stephanie Santangelo is the new products editor responsible for online and print new product briefs.
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|Kathleen Finn is a freelance writer and communications consultant in the health and wellness field. Her company, The Natural Word, works with clients to define and refine their message as well as strategize on how to best share their narrative with their customer base. She has worked as a magazine writer, freelance journalist, marketing director, and media relations consultant. Stints at Portland Roasting Coffee in Corporate Communications and at Coffee Fest, managing the show’s media relations gave her a taste for the beverage industry. She migrated from the highly caffeinated coffee sector to explore the powerful, yet subtle world of tea where she revels in interviewing and writing about tea entrepreneurs, growers, marketers, and others contagiously passionate about the ancient beverage.
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Jane Pettigrew is a tea specialist, historian, writer and consultant. Since 1983, she has worked in the UK and around the world explaining and sharing her insights. She became interested in tea after a career teaching French and English as a second language. She opened her first shop with two friends in London and soon after penned a book of recipes. She has published a dozen titles since and hosted lectures and master classes in five-star hotels where she trains staff and offers master classes. The include the Dorchester, Grosvenor House, the Waldorf, Browns and The Savoy. Jane speaks frequently at conferences and annually can be seen on television, heard on radio and enjoyed online at www.janepettigrew.com.
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Michelle Rabin is the founder of T Ching. Eight years ago, she left New Jersey where she'd been in private practice as a psychologist for 25 years, and moved to Hood River, Oregon with visions of tea in her mind, body, and soul. Her mentors, Robert G. Allen (N.Y. Times best-selling author) and Mark Victor Hanson (Chicken Soup For the Soul) taught her that she is limited only by the limitations she imposes on herself. It is her vision and drive that is the inspiration for this innovative new business. She was able to see, early on, the direction the tea industry was headed in this country and was drawn to every aspect of it. A former coca-cola addict, Michelle first discovered green tea as a healthier beverage choice to wean herself off of her Coca-cola jones. Her love affair with tea began while studying the traditions of the Japanese and Chinese Tea Ceremonies. But it didn't end there. As a tea connoisseur herself, Michelle saw the need to educate consumers about tea. Her prediction is that once Americans can make a delicious cup of tea quickly, painlessly, and perfectly, their consumption of tea will significantly increase, bringing it in line with the rest of the world's enjoyment of tea. Second only to water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. The profound health benefits associated with tea consumption will have the potential to impact health and wellness in this country unlike anything before it.
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Anna Soref has sipped tea since she was seven (she loved the sleepy bear drawing on the tea box so much that she wrote the company to let it know). Her latest tea adventure took her on a yerba mate tour in Argentina and the rain forest in Paraguay where she stayed with an indigenous tribe to learn how it grows the tea. Anna has worked in the natural products industry for more than 15 years. She served as Editor-in-Chief for three years of Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine, the leading B-to-B publication serving natural products retailers and the official publication of Natural Products Expo West and East. She has been a contributing writer for numerous trade and consumer natural health publications including Yoga Journal, Whole Living, Herb Quarterly, Vegetarian Times, Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals and Nutrition Science News. Anna is a frequent speaker at industry events including the Natural Products Association’s Natural MarketPlace, HBA Global Expo, LOHAS, SupplySide West and Natural Products Expo West and East. She has worked as a consultant with numerous companies including LEK Consulting, Dean Foods’ White Wave division, Aeroscena and Natural Vitality.
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