Katrina Ávila Munichiello

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Katrina Avila Munichiello

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.

I live in... Massachusetts with my husband and three kids.

When I am not writing for Tea.. I'm a stay-at-home mom playing soccer and Legos with my kids, knitting, reading mysteries, and trying to keep putting words on paper.

Tea makes me... take a moment to breathe and recharge.

I drink tea as many times as I can squeak in! A good day is when I get to drink a cup that is hot from start to finish.

My favorite food is... homemade gnocchi and meatballs (and tea of course)

Writing... has opened amazing doors for me, especially publishing my book "A Tea Reader" ( It has introduced me to inspiring and talented people around the world.

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Jan 8, 2013 by in Taste