“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.) She is currently working on her third tea book Modern Tea (Chronicle Books) which will be out in Spring 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.
also uses her expertise in marketing to consult with tearoom owners
on strategies to increase customer awareness and sales. In addition,
she teaches training courses for hotels, culinary programs such
as Le Cordon Bleu, tearoom management, and wait staff on proper
service of afternoon 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
Specialty Tea Institute
Certified Tea Specialist
Protocol School in Washington, DC
Certification/Training in Tea & Etiquette™
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
The Tea Experience Digest
Lisa has been featured in:
National Geographic's Intelligent Traveler's Blog
Boca Raton News
The Sun Sentinel
The New York Times
Winnipeg Free Press
...and dozens more
To learn more about Lisa or book her for your next event, contact us today.