Tea Journey Team

DSC_5515_cropped_320pxDan Bolton
Publisher/Editor
A veteran publishing executive and leading beverage retail consultant, Dan is a frequent speaker at industry seminars and conferences, Dan currently manages STiR Tea & Coffee International, contributes to the weekly World Tea News, and edits the Tea Biz Blog.
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Nan Cui
Associate Publisher
An experienced cultural consultant, Nan was the co-founder of Tea & Chan Commune, a private traditional tea and meditation club in Beijing. He was Deputy Director of Marketing for Americas and Europe of the China National Tourism Administration.
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Si ChenSi Chen
Senior Editor
Si is a Certified tea sommelier and contributes to tea researches, particularly relates to Chinese tea origin, offering consultation to Chinese tea businesses. Si used to be a philosophy graduate specializing in Philosophy of Mind.
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TJTECHDIRECTOR_Tony GebelyTony Gebely
Advisor
One of the most celebrated of the industry’s Tea writers, Tony has built a strong presence in the tea world and has consulted on many tea projects and helped spread tea culture with his tea tastings and writings.
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Beibei LuBeibei Lu
Art Director
A multimedia journalist, photographer, designer. Beibei previously worked for a travel media with passions and cross-cultural experiences as writer, broadcaster, and blogger. She also works in the field of marketing and events.
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TJEducationDirector_Suzette HammondSuzette Hammond
Education Director
With more than a decade of tea education experience, Suzette is now an independent Executive Consultant on tea programs and training. She works with both private companies and industry trade groups in America and Europe.
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TJMarketingDirector_Ashley Sosteric FinkesAshley Sostaric-Finkes
Marketing Director
Experienced marketer focused event marketing and increasing brand awareness for a variety of businesses. She served on the ISES Cincinnati chapter board of directors as chapter president.
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TJReaderResearchStrategist_Carla ShryockCarla Shryock
Reader research strategist
Carla specializes in market research, competitive analysis and positioning, and media management across print and digital platforms. Carla is the co-owner of Shryock Associates, an Oregon-based international marketing and communications firm.
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TJCONTRIBUTOR_Katrina MunichielloKatrina Munichiello
Contributor
Katrina is a Senior Editor of Tea Magazine and an editor of Tea Biz. She created the Tea Pages blog in 2007 and her first book, A Tea Reader: Living Life One Cup at a Time was released by Tuttle Publishing in 2011.
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Austin in BlackAustin Hodge
Advisor
Austin Hodge is the owner of Seven Cups Fine Chinese Teas based in Tucson, Arizona. He is a Chinese government liaison with experience in e-commerce, retail/wholesale, and databases. As the first American to be published in the Chinese International Tea Culture Institute’s Journal, he served two terms as Honorary Director of the Chinese International Tea Culture Institute. See full bio

TJADVISOR_Kevin GascoyneKevin Gascoyne
Partner
Co-founder of the Camellia Sinensis Tea Houses and Tea Schools of Montréal and Québec City. Each year Kevin travels to the tea gardens of Asia to select teas for their internationally renowned catalogue. As well as regular public tastings, Kevin is also involved in a wide range of workshops, conferences, seminars, research and consulting activities. See full bio

Author James Norwood Pratt and his wife Valerie with Patrick BoltonJames Norwood Pratt
Advisor
James Norwood Pratt is widely acknowledged as an instigator and prophet of America’s present tea renaissance. The Ultimate Tea Lover’s Treasury remains the most comprehensive compendium on tea in English.
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EnglishJennifer English
Contributing Editor
Jennifer English has been a culinary broadcaster for over 20 years winning the prestigious James Beard Award and twice been honored with the Gracie Allen Award. See full bio

bruce richardsonBruce Richardson
Contributing Editor
Owner of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas and Benjamin Press, Bruce is also a Contributing Editor for TeaTime magazine, Editorial Board Member for Fresh Cup magazine, and author of 14 books on tea.
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ddr photoDan Robertson
Contributing Editor
Founder and owner of the International Tea Cuppers Club, The Tea House, World Tea Tours and Robertson tea. He serves a variety of roles as an importer, wholesaler, blender and purveyor of premium teas and accessories.
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TJSECTIONEDITOR_JenniferQuailJennifer Quail
Section Editor – Teaware & Antiquities
A writer and editor with more than 15 years experience, her articles have appeared in Luxe Interiors + Design, ASPIRE, About.com, FORM, US Building Digest, and Tea Magazine. She is communications director position of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), New York Metro Chapter.
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rwemischnerRobert Wemischner
Author
Pastry chef and culinary educator, Robert Wemischner is an author of four books and a regular contributor on food and food business-related subjects to National Culinary Review and  Dessert Professional magazines.
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cynthia goldCynthia Gold
Contributing Editor
A central figure of “Tea Cuisine” where she has been actively combining teas with food via pairings or within dishes for the last twelve years. Author of Culinary Tea and new book on Tea Cocktails.
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BarbaraFairchildBarbara Fairchild
Contributor
Barbara is best known for her 32 years on staff at Bon Appetit magazine, including ten years as Editor-in-Chief.  Most recently she has worked online as the editor of the now-defunct Real Eats and as a columnist for grapecollective.com. Barbara continues as a public speaker and consultant, and was also an adjunct professor at the Arthur L. Carter School of Journalism at NYU. See full bio

TJCONTRIBUTOR_Andrew McNeil - high resAndrew McNeill
Advisor
Andrew began working in tea in 2005. At Seven Cups Fine Chinese Teas, he serves a variety of roles including operations management, quality assurance, copywriting, and translation.
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elyse-petersenElyse Petersen
Contributor
Elyse Petersen is the founder of Tealet, a marketplace that connects drinkers with tea growers around the world. She worked as a Global Tea Ambassador in Wazuka, Kyoto, Japan with the International Tea Farms Alliance. Through her time in Japan, she made many connections with tea farmers and was inspired by the passion farmers had for their tea. See full bio

JSauerBioPhoto2Jennifer Sauer
Videographer
Jennifer Sauer has worked as a freelance photographer since 1990 and more recently as a video producer. She is also the Author of book The Way to Tea: Your Adventure Guide to San Francisco Tea Culture and blog Bon Teavant on American tea culture.
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Stephenie OvermanStephenie Overman
Author
Stephenie Overman is a full-time freelance writer who specializes in workplace and health care issues, based in Washington, D.C. She frequently writes about tea and has extensive experience covering the business of managing people. See full bio

felicia stewartFelicia Stewart
Author
Felicia earned her Tea Master/Sommelier stripes in Australia and now shares her knowledge and experience with enthusiasts “down-under.” A public relations specialist, historian and writer, she aims to transform the accessibility of authentic tea in New Zealand and companion enthusiasts on their own tea journey. See full bio

Ian ChunIan Chun
Contributing Editor
Ian Chun is the founder of Yunomi. He believes that tea is a focal point of a lifestyle that enables Japanese to live longer than anyone else in the world.
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TJP_ART_MistyPeak_Nicholas.Mountain-19Nicholas Lozito
Contributor
Nicholas Lozito is the founder of Misty Peak Puer and a purveyor of raw puer tea sourced from one family and one farm.
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Victoria BisognoVictoria Bisogno
Advisor
Victoria Bisogno is founder and President of El Club del Té.  Victoria is an engineer, tea educator and consultant. Founder of El Club del Té (The Tea Club), the largest club in the world dedicated to promoting tea culture with more than 285,000 members in social networks. See full bio

SniffStephen Carroll
Contributor
Stephen Carroll is founding director and tea consultant at Tea Total Australia. He has studied Chinese and Japanese tea culture and is certified in Korean tea processing and tea culture. Stephen writes, blogs, reviews and posts about tea and as director of Tea Total Stephen brings tea, tea arts and tea culture into one company. See full bio

Shiuwen_TaiShiuwen Tai
Contributor
Shiuwen was born and raised in Taiwan and steeped in the culture of tea from a very young age. Being separated from Taiwan by her many travels, she was inspired to re-discover her own roots and as her love of tea grew she and Rob began exploring the entire world of Chinese tea together.

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Frank_Miller 200x200Frank Miller
Advisor
Frank is a pioneer in specialty tea retail who established the Teahouse Kuan Yin and the Blue Willow Tea Company in 1989. He worked as an importer, blender, package design, marketing retailing and wholesale, in fact every sector of the tea industry except planting manufacture.
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Jason_Chen2Jason Chen
Contributor
Tea Master Jason Chen started Smacha with the purpose of bringing value to people’s lives through real tea.
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SuzanneCattySuzanne Catty
Contributor
Suzanne Catty has 19 years full-time clinical practice of herb and plant medicine, and over 40 years of herbal use, especially in the medicinal benefits of herbs.
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François MarchandFrançois Marchand
Contributor
Québecois tea taster François Marchand has been in the tea business for almost 20 years. Specialist in some of the classic artisanal green teas of China, he spends every Spring in the central provinces selecting rare batches of green tea and the aged teas of Liu Bao.
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nicolemartinNicole Martin
Contributor
Nicole Martin is a New Jersey based tea writer and consultant. She started sharing her journey with tea in 2008 on her blog, Tea for Me Please, providing freelance social media and marketing services in tea retail. She was the winner of the 2015 World Tea Award for Best Social Media Reach.
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NATHAN WAKEFORDNathan Wakeford
Advisor
Nathan Wakeford is a Co-Founder and Head Judge of The World Tea Championship, The AustralAsian Specialty Tea Association (AASTA), and Somage Fine Foods. Nathan is considered the foremost authority of tea in Australia. See full bio

Keith HornerKeith Horner
Videographer
Keith Horner is a Multimedia Production Specialist and the brains behind Goodlad Productions in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Michael Case (1280x960) (960x1280)Michael Case
Editor
Michael Case is a writer and educator based in Winnipeg, Canada. He’s also Oolong Mike, Tea Sommelier® certified by the Tea Association of Canada and merchant of fine orthodox Chinese tea.
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IMG_9109 - Version 2Jeff Fuchs
Advisor
Award-winning Himalayan explorer Fuchs has traced some of the most remote tea routes on the planet, tracing teas back to their original sources and original caretakers. He also acts as procurer and co-founder of JalamTeas which promotes hand-sourcing Puerhs in southern Yunnan.
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Mina ParkMina Park
Contributor

Mina Park is the general manager at Hankook Tea Company, which has been manufacturing tea in Korea since 1951, and has established its U.S. branch in 2005. She has been with the U.S. branch since 2006 and is co-founder of Suro Cha, Inc. in Los Angeles, which is a brand that showcases tea blends and herbal blends.

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