Tag: Jane Pettigrew

Tea and Travel, World Tea Expo

Live From World Tea Expo 2012: Friday June 1st

This year the Expo has moved to the North Building of the Las Vegas Convention Centre. The orientation was confusing, but once I got my bearings and a cup of Oriental Beauty from Teas Etc. tea break lounge, I was in my happy place. Core Sessions “Competing with the Big Guys” was presented by Shabnam Weber, owner of The Tea Emporium with 4 locations in Toronto.  Her advice was sage, constructed from 12 years in the business selling premium teas […]

Globe-trotting, Tea and Travel

New York City Tea Ramble

Tea in the City: The perfect guide Two years ago, at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas I purchased a series of three books by Benjamin Press, called “Tea in the City”. Jane Pettigrew and Bruce Richardson collaborated on guides to Paris and London. A New York City guide was written by Elizabeth Knight with photos by Bruce. It was from this latter guide, Tea in the City, New York, that I planned my destinations for a recent weekend […]

Tea and Travel, World Tea Expo

Anticipation! World Tea Expo 2011, June 24th – 26th

When I attended World Tea Expo in 2010, it opened a world of possibilities. I was completing my studies at Toronto’s George Brown College Tea Sommelier program and a relative newbie to the commercial universe of tea. It was exciting and exhilarating to be near the greatest “tea minds” in the world! I had a chance to hear and ask questions of author and educator Jane Pettigrew, tea guru James Norwood Pratt and tea industry professionals. It was a heady […]