author / FREELANCE WRITER

  • "FDA, GMP, SSOP, FSMA, HACCP, OSHA or USDA?" (World           Tea Expo White Paper 2016)
  • "Restaurants & Fresh Brewed Iced Tea" (World Tea Expo White        Paper 2016)
  • "ADV.11 Blending, Flavoring, Scenting" (World Tea Academy            Online Course 2015)
  • "Have You Cupped Your Water Lately?" (Teas Etc. eNewsletter        2015)
  • "Tea Time with the Teasmith: Part 2, Earn More Business by            Applying the Science of Flavor & Olfaction" (China Mist                      eNewsletter 2013)
  • "Tea Pairings: Healthy Foods" (China Mist Tea eNewsletter               2013)
  • "What's Hot Now: Tea Cocktails & Mocktails" (China Mist Tea          Blog 2013)
  • "Tea Time with the Teasmith: Part 1, Earn More Business by            Applying the Science of Flavor & Taste" (China Mist eNewsletter      2013)
  • "Tea Pairings: Summertime LTO's and Specialty Drinks" (China        Mist Tea eNewsletter 2013)
  • "Cultivate Your Tea Knowledge: What is the Perfect Water for            Tea?" (China Mist eNewsletter 2013)
  • "Harvest News - September 2013" (China Mist eNewsletter               2013)
  • "Tea Time with the Teasmith: Importance of Water Quality"               (China Mist eNewsletter 2013)
  • "How Sweet It Is? Sugar vs Sugar Substitutes" (China Mist Tea        Blog 2013)
  • "Cultivate Your Tea Knowledge: The Look of Quality Tea" (China      Mist eNewsletter 2013)
  • "Cultivate Your Tea Knowledge: Equipment Cleaning &                   Sanitizing"     (China Mist eNewsletter 2013)
  • "Tea Pairings: Tea Cocktails & Mocktails" (China Mist Tea                 eNewsletter 2013)
  • "Harvest News - June 2013" (China Mist eNewsletter 2013)
  • "Is Your Beverage Program Dead in the Water?" (China Mist Tea       Blog 2013)
  • "Harvest News - February 2013" (China Mist eNewsletter 2013)
  • "Cultivate Your Tea Knowledge: Tea and Refrigeration" (China          Mist eNewsletter 2012)
  • "Tea Time with the Teasmith: Understanding the Healthful                Properties of Tea" (China Mist eNewsletter 2012)
  • "Tea Pairings: Preparing for the Holidays" (China Mist Tea                eNewsletter 2012)
  • "Tea Time with the Teasmith: Camelia Sinensis" (China Mist              eNewsletter 2012)
  • "Improper Tea Practices: A Silent Killer of Tea Sales" (China             Mist Tea Blog 2012)
  • "Cultivate Your Tea Knowledge: Herbal Teas" (China Mist                 eNewsletter 2012)
  • "Tea Pairings: Gourmet Burgers" (China Mist Tea eNewsletter          2012)
  • "Cultivate Your Tea Knowledge: Five Notable Components to          Tea and Their Importance" (China Mist eNewsletter 2012)
  • "Tea Pairings: The American Steakhouse" (China Mist                      eNewsletter 2012)
  • "Quality Assurance Program" (China Mist eNewsletter 2012)
  • "FDA Mandated Lot Code Tracking For Recalls" (China Mist Tea      Bop & Grind 2010)
  • "Level II - Espresso Machine Repair" (B.E.S.T Certified 2005)
  • "Specialty Coffee Brewing Lab" (SCAA 2005)
  • "Infusing Something New" (Fresh Cup Magazine 2005)
  • "Is Your Hot Beverage Program Steeped in Success?" (Tea &          Coffee Asia Magazine 2005)
  • "Is Your Hot Beverage Program Steeped in Success?"                     (Hospitality    News featuring Coffee Talk 2005)
  • "Level 1 - Coffee Brewer Repair" (B.E.S.T Certified 2004)
  • "When Coffee is Good, Business is Good" (Retailer's                       Promotional Guide for national Specialty Coffee Week 2002)

Speaking & writing SERVICES

Our knowledge and experience in the tea and coffee industry has led us around the globe delivering seminars and writing for public and private industry organizations. Listed below are a few of these for reference. However, the topics we cover are much broader: Tea Leaf-to-Cup, Coffee Bean-to-Cup, Herbs Leaf-to-Cup, Food Safety, OSHA, Regulatory/Compliance, Commercial Brewing Equipment, Water Chemistry, Science Behind Taste & Aroma, Blending & Flavoring, Selling, Quality Control, Sourcing, Consumer Habits, etc.


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public speaking / Author

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  • 2017 World Tea Expo - "Skill Building Workshop: The Ins and Outs of       Scenting, Blending & Flavoring Teas"
  • 2017 World Tea Expo - "FDA, GMP, SSOP, FSMA, HACCP, OSHA, or       USDA?"
  • 2016 World Tea Expo - "Stop Losing Your Beverage Sales to Water!"
  • 2015 World Tea Expo - "Regulatory Compliance: Tips, Tricks &                  Techniques"
  • 2014 World Tea Expo - "Skill Building Workshop: Tisane, Herbal Tea &      Infusion: An exploration from Seed to Cup"
  • 2013 T2 Tea - Keynote & Guest Speaker                                                         Keynote: Annual Managerial Conference - All Day Tea Training                 Guest Speaker: Corporate Team - 4 Day Tea Training
  • 2012 World Tea Expo - "Developing a QA Plan From Beginning to             End"
  • 2011 World Tea Expo - "Skill Building Workshop: Cupping: Sensory           Skill Building"
  • 2010 - Le Cordon Bleu of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale - Reoccurring           Guest Speaker - "Tea: Seed-to-Cup"
  • 2010 World Tea Expo - "Skill Building Workshop: Brewing & Serving           Tea"
  • 2010 World Tea Expo - "Skill Building Workshop: Becoming a Better         Cupper: An Introduction to Olfaction"
  • 2010 Virginia G Piper Cancer Center - Reoccurring Guest Speaker -         "Cooking with Tea for a Healthy Lifestyle"
  • 2010 STI - "Foundations of Tea Level 1"
  • 2009 World Tea Expo - "Skill Building Workshop: Brewing & Serving           Iced Tea"
  • 2009 World Tea Expo - "Skill Building Workshop: Brewing & Serving           Hot Tea"
  • 2009 STI - "Foundations of Tea Level 2"
  • 2009 STI - "Foundations of Tea Level 1"
  • 2008 World Tea Expo - "Tea Solutions for Foodservice"
  • 2006 SCAA - "Aroma, Body, Taste & Acidity: How Do I Dial It in the           Cup?
  • 2007 STI - "Professional Series Level 3: Oolong"
  • 2007 STI - "Foundations of Tea Level 2"
  • 2007 STI - "Foundations of Tea Level 1"
  • 2006 STI - "Foundations of Tea Level 2"
  • 2006 STI - "Foundations of Tea Level 1"
  • 2004 SCAA - "Achieving Consistency in the Last Stage in a National         Coffee Program"
  • 2004 SCAA - "Coffee Brewing & Serving in a Variety of Settings"
  • 2004 STI Symposium Panelist - "The Mechanics of Iced Tea Part 2"
  • 2003 Take Me To Tea - "Are you well equipped?"
  • 2002 APTI/STAR Symposium Panelist - "Brew Review"
  • 2001 NAFEM - " Coffee Odyssey: Sitting on the Treasurer Chest"