The Tea Association of the USA, the recognized authority on specialty tea here in the states, has one specific goal – to teach Americans about tea. For both individuals and businesses alike, they aim to educate as many as possible about the different styles of tea and where they originate from, in turn helping to grow the tea trade right here at home.
STI, or the Specialty Tea Institute, was formed to help people learn all there is to know about cultivating, harvesting and preparing tea. If you want to learn about proper tea language, flavor profiles, the correct brewing techniques or anything tea, check out their events on the Tea Association’s website. Coming in August (6th – 9th), they are featuring the STI Learning Expo in Dallas, TX, complete with certification classes. Become a member, and enjoy multiple benefits during the expo, including a food and tea pairing happy hour. Don’t miss this chance to hear knowledgeable speakers talk about a subject they are passionate about! Among the guest speakers:
Nada Milosavljevic, MD, JD – Tea and wellness
Lynayn Meilke, BS., M.Ac., HHC, AADP –Tea, meditation & you
Nancy Cohen Israel – Leading a ‘tea tour’ of the Crow Crow Collection of Asian Art and the Dallas Museum of Art
Isabel Bogadtke – Tea and wine and service
Dr. Elizabeth Fawcett & Kyle Stewart – How to Teach about Tea in the Classroom
Levels 1 & 2 certification classes on the 8th and 9th, as well as level 3 Oolong!
Don’t miss this exciting weekend of tea and camaraderie, and walk away with extensive tea knowledge and new friends.