Lisa is a tea expert:

Lisa is one of the first 15 in the world to achieve Certified Tea Specialist title from the Speciality Tea Institute.

Here's what others are saying about Lisa:

"Thank goodness for Lisa Richardson as she is not only well versed in all aspects of specialty tea but is also an accomplished teacher and tea marketing consultant. Lisa is one of a small group of tea professionals who have been trained by the Specialty Tea Institute and she is a graduate of
the Institute’s Level 3 Certification Program. Enjoy the adventure of discovering specialty teas and if you ever feel the need for a guide remember Lisa is there to help."

- Joe Simrany, Former President of the Tea Association of the United States

I always enjoy working with Lisa - and hearing her vast amount of knowledge.  Lisa shares this in such an approachable way that I think customers can learn a great deal from her.

- Marilyn Markel, Manager, A Southern Season Cooking School, Chapel Hill, N.C.

"When we met Lisa at the 2007 World Tea Expo in Atlanta, we were immediately impressed with her expertise, enthusiasm, and energy, We are very excited to be partnering with her to publish
this beautiful book, Tea with a Twist, full of fresh, contemporary recipes and ideas for celebrating
with tea."

- Suzanne Porter, National Gift Sales Manager with Harvest House Publishers

"I continue to have Lisa on my radio show because she can make the vast subject of tea relatable to any audience:  from those who never even thought of tea, to those who are “foodies”, to those who are hospitality professionals.  She has a sincere interest in helping hospitality establishments to develop tea programs that could potentially increase their bottom line.  It is evident of that with her gracious involvement with Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts – Atlanta, doing Master Workshops for our students and instructors on tea."

- Chef Jae Gruber Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and host of “Great Taste from the Chefs Corner” Radio Program


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Not your ordinary specialty tea

Lisa Boalt Richardson

-Award-Winning       Published Author
-Keynote Speaker
-Educator & Trainer
-Marketing PR Specialist

Lisa Richardson Specialty Tea Expert

“Tea time is anytime”, states Lisa Boalt Richardson of Lisa Knows Tea Ms. Richardson is the author of the award-winning book, Tea with a Twist; Entertaining and Cooking with Tea (Harvest House Publishers 2009) and The World in your Teacup: Celebrating Tea Traditions Near and Far (Harvest House Publishers 2010.) Her third tea book Modern Tea (Chronicle Books) which will be out in fall of 2014. She travels the country speaking at conferences and special events focusing on her culinary arts and specialty tea expertise. She has spoken for the World Tea Expo, Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show, Kashi, Emory University, and many other national venues.

Advancing to the highest level of achievement, Lisa is one of the first 15 in the world to graduate from the Specialty Tea Institute (STI) with a “Certified Tea Specialist” title in 2008. She is trained and certified by the Protocol School of Washington in Tea and Etiquette and has served as President of the Southern Association of Tea Businesses. She has also served as an Advisory Board Member for the Specialty Tea Institute under the Education and Certification Committee and been an instructor for STI's certification classes.

Lisa also uses her expertise to consult with industry professionals on creating new brands, training sales staff, and on strategies to increase customer awareness. In addition, she teaches training courses for hotels, culinary programs such as Le Cordon Bleu, tearoom management, and wait staff on proper service of tea.

As the former President of the Southern Association of Tea Businesses, Lisa arranged for the association to partner with the 2007 World Tea Expo to increase visibility and exposure. In 2008, she stayed on the cutting edge of tea by conducting a “Turning Tea Cuisine into Green” conference for the SATB. 

She has contributed to publications including Cooking with Paula Deen and TeaTime. Her tea expertise and recipes have been featured in numerous national publications such as Real Simple Magazine, Women's Health Magazine, Diabetes Forecast, TeaTime Magazine, and The New York Times.


Lisa's Accreditations Include:

California State University
Major: Sales Management Marketing

Specialty Tea Institute

Certified Tea Specialist

Protocol School in Washington, DC
Certification/Training in Tea & Etiquette™

Speaker Training

"She Speaks"

Lisa's published works can be found in:

Tea with a Twist; Entertaining and Cooking with Tea - Winner of Best Tea Book in the U. S. by    Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

The World in Your Teacup; Celebrating Tea and Traditions Near and Far

Cooking with Paula Deen

Tea Time

The Tea Experience Digest

Lisa has been featured in:

National Geographic's Intelligent Traveler's Blog

Tea Time Magazine

Fresh Cup

Diabetes Forecast

Flavors Magazine

Atlanta Magazine

Real Simple

Stars and Stripes

Brand Week Magazine

North Fulton


Boca Raton News

Commercial Appeal

The Sun Sentinel

The New York Times

Bismark Tribune

Winnipeg Free Press

The Republican

The Times

...and dozens more

To learn more about Lisa or book her for your next event, contact us today.

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