London tea master Jane Pettigrew speaks at international tea events, teaches Tea Masterclasses, and serves as a consultant to the world tea industry. Jane has developed signature teas for Wedgwood and trained tea staffs around the world for Langham Hotels. She is the author of sixteen books on tea, including A Social History of Tea, The New Tea Companion and Design for Tea. In 2016, Queen Elizabeth awarded Jane with a British Empire Medallion for her contributions to the British Tea Trade.
Bruce Richardson is a tea blender and writer who has been active in America's tea renaissance for over two decades. He is the owner of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas headquartered in Danville, Kentucky. Bruce serves as Tea Master for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Contributing Editor for TeaTime and Tea Journey magazines. Bruce has authored fourteen books on tea, icluding The Great Tea Rooms of Britain, Tea & Etiquette, and The Book of Tea. He is a frequent guest speaker at tea events across the United States.