Then as co-owner of a coffeehouse with a selection of loose-leaf teas, Jennifer felt she needed to know more. In 2005 she enrolled in the Specialty Tea Institute in New York City and immersed herself in the world of tea. Jennifer had found her passion and became acquainted with owners of tea estates, tasted teas not available in the United States, and learned from the experts. Jennifer is the only Certified Tea Specialist in Wisconsin and continues to pursue her education with the Institute.
Jennifer owned and operated a teahouse in Milwaukee for three years before relocating to Northeast Wisconsin. Having visited a plantation in South Carolina and having enjoyed a samovar in Russia, her dream is to travel the world visiting plantations in India, China, Taiwan, and Japan.
Jennifer says, “I’ve been lucky enough to sample many great teas and meet wonderful people on my journey. Now I want to share my knowledge and appreciation for a good cup of tea.”
– 25 years in the natural gourmet food industry.
– Avid gardener preferring organic and heirloom varieties.
– Leadership team Eagles Heights Community Garden, Madison WI, one of the oldest and largest – organic community gardens in the United States.
– Graduated from the Specialty Tea Institute