Babette Donaldson

International Tea Sippers Society: More Than a Beverage

The International Tea Sippers Society has developed a clever new means of inviting tea drinkers to become specialty sippers. Nationally known book author Babette Donaldson is producing 15-minute audio recordings relating the personal stories of tea people “who demonstrate great diversity in the industry.” “Not just the best known and most beloved, but also...

Donaldson Premieres Hot Tea Month videos

Babette Donaldson, author of The Everything Healthy Tea Book began Hot Tea Month with a Facebook promise to post 31 tea-themed videos on YouTube. Donaldson presents practical, straightforward advice on selecting and brewing tea. Her opening video describes situations when it is best to microwave water for tea (always cover your glass) and features...

New book: Everything Healthy Tea Book

Tea writer and publisher Babette Donaldson has just added a tea-themed book to Adams Media’s “Everything®” series. “The Everything Healthy Tea Book” offers insights into tea from a health and wellness perspective, exploring the various tea types, the subject of caffeine, and research on health impacts. At 304 pages, this is no lightweight volume....

Babette Donaldson, Author, Blue Gate Books

Leslie Zhang – Putting the “World” in World Tea Expo

Putting the “World” in World Tea Expo (WTE) is the job of international agents like Leslie Zhang, who quietly work behind the scenes to bring international exhibitors to the U.S. For seven years, he has been building network of Chinese tea businesses owners who want to meet Western retailers face-to-face at WTE. He helps...

The Everything Healthy Tea Book

An introduction to teas and their healing qualities! -Tea as medicine throughout history. -Buying and brewing the most healthful teas. -Developing your own de-stressing tea traditions. -Cooking and creating natural beauty products. Preview the book in Booth 333, Blue Gate Books, at World Tea Expo Now Available at Amazon.com

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Book Review: Master Tea Room Recipes

  Master Tea Room Recipes: Large recipes perfect for Tearooms, Caterers and Social Groups by Amy Lawrence “My advice to you is to be creative when you’re planning your menu. You never know what new sandwich or dessert you will invent. Experiment until you find what works for you.” ____________________ Based on her six years...

Book Review: A Tea Reader, Living Life One cup At A Time

A Tea Reader: Living Life One Cup At A Time – An anthology of readings for tea lovers old and new. Katrina Avila Munichiello, Editor and Contributor Excerpt from the essay, “The Tea Effect” by George Constance (p.129) “. . . our first customer was a Bourbon Street stripper and our second a Catholic priest. Our...

Innovation and Excitement are Hallmarks of Fancy Food Show

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. Innovative tea blends, a new take on chai, tea ice pops and oodles of herbals rewarded attendees eager to learn what's new at the 37th Annual Winter Fancy Food Show. The 1300-exhibit show floor was very busy with an estimated 18,000 attendees, the largest in the show's history. The event showcased...

Los Angeles Tea Fest Draws Big Crowd

LOS ANGELES, Calif. The two-day inaugural Los Angeles Tea Festival at the Japanese American National Museum debuted to a sizeable and steady crowd.  Tea seminars, tastings, demonstration of tea making art drew initiates and connoisseurs to the Museum's Summer Festival on the Courtyard in downtown Los Angeles. The Festival consisted of a handful of...

Expo Floor Crowded With Enthused Retailers

World Tea Expo welcomed several thousand attendees to the show Friday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The day began in earnest with educational sessions meant to edify, alert and inspire retailers. Inspiration came early for those who attended Dan Bolton's Top Tea Retail Trends session, where he shared the good news with the packed room. Letting retailers...