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Looking for a speaker or entertainment for your next event? 

Whether you are hosting a tea party, tea event, or running a tea business, find speakers here.

Listings below may include Speakers on tea or other interesting themes for tea gatherings, Etiquette, Protocol, and Manners experts.  Tea Trainers and Consultants listed here as well. Many can be called upon to assist with news articles, TV, radio, etc. Just ask!

Search for your state in the chart below. Click on the name of the person or business you are interested in and it will take you to the exact place on this page to view more details.   Most speakers are willing to travel outside their area if their expenses are paid for.  Contact speakers directly for information.  

Attempts are made to obtain referrals for businesses listed here and if those referrals are confirmed, the name of the business is highlighted and recommended.

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Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Dharlene Marie Fahl-Brittian

James Norwood Pratt

Ava Swartz

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Patricia O'Brien

Indiana

Debbie Anderson

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Cynthia Gold

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

Jodie Cohen

New Hampshire

New Jersey

Deborah Raab

Judith Krall Russo

Gail Gastelu/The Tea House Times

New Mexico

New York

Jenifer Dodd

Noushin Ebrani

Kristine Henderson

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Angela Strach-Gotthardt

Oklahoma

Leslie Sundberg

Oregon

Earlene Grey

Pennsylvania

Lisa Baughman

Karen Donnelly

Marcella Farina

Marlene Robinson

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Cynthia Grosso/
Charleston School of Protocol

South Dakota

Tennessee

Sarah Scarborough

Texas

Marzi Pecen

Kyle Stewart

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington D.C.

Washington

Jennifer Petersen

West Virginia

Wisconsin

 Wyoming

OUTSIDE USA

Canada

Christine Renken

United Kingdom

Australia

 

WILL TRAVEL OR ACCESSIBLE ON-LINE - SEE BELOW

Cynthia Grosso/
Charleston School of Protocol

 James Norwood Pratt

Zhen Lu

 

Gail Gastelu/
The Tea House Times

Attempts are made to obtain referrals for businesses listed here and if those referrals are confirmed, the name of the business is highlighted and recommended.  

If you are a listed member of Tea Speakers Bureau and have not yet requested or submitted referrals, contact us.

  

SPEAKERS BUREAU MEMBERS:

 

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Name:      Debbie Anderson   Business Name: Victorian House Scones

Address:   Lafayette, IN

Contact/email details:  See website   Website: www.victorianhousescones.com

Programs or Topics offered: Scone Baking Demonstrations

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Name:        Lisa Baughman

Business: Take Thyme Today   Address:  York, PA

Phone Number:   (717) 741-0504     Click to Email     www.takethymetoday.com  

Specialty:   Speaker

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:     Jodie Cohen

Address: Las Vegas, NV

Phone Number:   (702) 792-2001    Click to Email 

Specialty:   Speaker

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:      Karen G. Donnelly, TTSP*

Business:      Enchantment for Your Table      Address: Thornton, PA

Phone Number:   (610) 800-9597    Click to Email  

Specialty:   Speaker
"Afternoon Tea in Victorian America to Edwardian England (or How did an American end up on Downton Abbey?"
*Certified Tea Association of Canada Tea Sommeliertm/sm Professional

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:  Cynthia Grosso    

Business Name:  Charleston School of Protocol & Etiquette

Address:  Charleston, SC

Phone Number:    843.207.1025    Email:  see website    Website: www.charlestonschoolofprotocol.com

Specialty:   Speaker - Trainer - Consultant - Protocol

Programs or Topics offered:  The Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette specializes in helping people handle life's events and changes with style, polish and confidence.  The Charleston School of Protocol offers seminars and consulting services in business etiquette and medical/dental office protocol.  Special tea and dining etiquette programs available. 

Availability:  Will travel.

Current events:  see website.

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Name:     Dharlene Marie Fahl-Brittian   

Address:  El Cajon, CA

Phone Number:  619.985.1233  Click here to Email   

Websites:   www.takeupthecup.com  www.leanteenselfesteem.org  

Specialty:   Author, Speaker, Teen Motivator, Obesity Advocate

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:     Jenifer Dodd

Business: Jeni's Tea  Address: New York, NY

Phone Number:  (347) 451-5425     Click to Email 

Specialty:   Speaker

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:     Noushin Ebrani

Business:  Heavenly Tea     Address: Great Neck, NY

Phone Number:    (516) 589-3840 Click to Email   www.heavenlytealeaves.com 

Specialty:   Speaker

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:      Marcella Farina   

Address:  Mechanicsburg, PA

Phone Number:    717-421-1992      Click here to Email 

Website:  www.teaandhats.com   Specialty:   Speaker

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:    Cynthia Gold  

Business:  The Boston Park Plaza Hotel     Address: Arlington, MA

Phone Number:    (617) 407-2886 Click to Email    www.bostonparkplaza.com 

Specialty:   Speaker

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:       Earlene Grey   

Address:   Oregon City, OR

Phone Number:   503-655-2809    Click here to Email     Website: www.earlenegrey.com

Specialty:   Speaker - Trainer - Entertainment

Programs or Topics offered:  Earlene offers poetry readings and a bit of tea info.  Presentations are geared toward the audience, so the discussions will vary in nature.   Trainings, Seminars.  Poetry reading.  You may go to Earlene’s website and listen to her read.  Earlene also offers a CD of her reading the entire Musings With a Cuppa poetry book.

Availability:

Current events:  see website.

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Name:  Kristine Henderson     Business Name:  The Pleasures of Tea

Address:  Bohemia, New York

Phone Number:    631-278-5755   Click here to Email    Website:  www.pleasuresoftea.com

Specialty:   Speaker

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:  Judith Krall-Russo Food Historian & Tea Specialist  

Location:  Fords, New Jersey

Phone:  732-985-2486  Fax: 732-985-5138  Click here to Email    www.teafoodhistory.com

Specialty: Speaker, workshop leader, writer, and tea room/restaurant consultant.

Judith presents over 30 programs and workshops on tea and food history and customs. Her tea topics include, but not limited to: “Tea Traditions from Many Lands”, History of English Tea”, “The Asian Tea Experience”, “Tea and other Meals in Victorian America”, “Tea Knowledge -101”. Her  historical food programs include; “The Jersey Tomato”, “Peachy-keen:Peaches in NJ”, “Blueberries – New Jersey’s Wonder Fruit” and “Fun and Food Along the Jersey Shore”. Please visit her website for a complete listing of programs. Ms. Krall-Russo has written for “Tea, A Magazine”, “County Women”, and “Gastronomica”. She was an editor for Jennifer Petersen’s cookbook “17-76 Tea Party Award Winning Recipes”.

Availability: New Jersey/New York/Pennsylvania Metro Area. Will travel.

Upcoming Workshops - see event calendar on the home page of www.theteahousetimes.com

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Name:  Patricia A. O'Brien        Business Name:  Teatime Pleasures

Address:  Illinois

Phone Number:   847-679-2538

Specialty:   Certified Tea and Etiquette Consultant

Programs or Topics offered:  Speaker for Women's Organizations, Girl Scout's and  tearooms

Availability:  Please contact for topics, availability and fees.

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Name:      Marzi Pecen

Business:  Pecen & Associates    Address: Dallas, TX

Phone Number:    (214) 212-6914   Click to Email  

Specialty:   Speaker

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:      Jennifer Petersen

Business:  Tea Trade Mart     Address: Vancouver, WA

Phone Number:    (360) 433-9454   Click to Email  www.teatrademart.com

Specialty:   Speaker

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:    James Norwood Pratt  

Business Name:  Tea Society  

Address:  San Francisco, CA

Click here to Email       Website: www.teasociety.org  

Specialty:   Author - Speaker - Consultant - Writer

Programs or Topics offered:  Varies -

Availability:  CA - will travel + expenses

Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and brought up on land which has been in his family since before the American Revolution, James Norwood Pratt was educated at Chapel Hill and abroad and published his first book on tea in 1982. -- Whether as Honorary Director of America's first traditional Chinese tea house or as International Juror of India's first-ever tea competition, James Norwood Pratt has served the cause of tea around the world for thirty years as author, instigator and teacher. He is America's acknowledged Tea Sage and quite possibly the world's most widely read authority on tea and tea lore.

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Name:    Deborah Raab 

Business:   Tea-For-All    Address: Trenton, NJ

Phone Number: (609) 577-8038 Click to Email      www.tea-for-all.com

Specialty:   Speaker

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:    Christine Renken  

Business:   A. Holliday & Company Inc.

   Address: Toronto-Ontario, Canada

Phone Number: (416) 225-2217 ext. 231 Click to Email   www.teacoff.com 

Specialty:   Speaker

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:      Marlene Robinson

Business:  Norabamma     Address: Londenberg, PA

Phone Number:    (215) 327-8054   Click to Email  

Specialty:   Speaker

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:   Sarah Scarborough   Business Name:  Firepot Nomadic Teas

Address: TN     Phone Number:  615-335-4063     Click here to Email   

Website:  www.firepotnomadicteas.com

Specialty:  My expertise is in the field of sustainable teas.  With over 10 years experience in Organic farming and a life-long interest in global cultures, I started Fair Trade Teas in 2001.  Since then, I have traveled to the origins of tea from India and Sri Lanka to Africa learning about the social and environmental impacts of the tea trade and sourcing organic and Fair Trade teas for businesses I have developed including Scarborough Fair Foods in Australia and New Zealand, Fair Trade Teas in the US and most recently, Partners Tea Company.      I have completed courses with the Specialty Tea Institute and teach a tea appreciation class, Journey to Tea, nationally and globally. 

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Name:   Kyle Stewart         Business Name:  The Cultured Cup

Address: Dallas, TX   75225

Phone Number:    888-VIP-TEAS  Click here to Email   Website: www.TheCulturedCup.com

Specialty:   Speaker

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:  Angela Strach-Gotthardt    

Business:  Secret Tea Society     Address: Hudson, OH

Phone Number:  (330) 650-6111   Click to Email 

Specialty:   Speaker

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:   Leslie Sundberg         Business Name:  Classical Tea Consulting

Address: Edmond, OK

Phone Number:    (316) 650-1593  Click here to Email     

Specialty:   Speaker

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:   Ava Swartz         Business Name:  Lilac Tea Room

Address: San Francisco, CA

Phone Number:    (415) 425-1282  Click here to Email    www.lilactearoom.com

Specialty:   Speaker

Please contact member for availability and programs offered.

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Name:    Gail Gastelu, Owner/Publisher, Editor-in-Chief   

Business Name:  The Tea House Times

Address:  PO Box 1049, Sparta, NJ 07871  (973) 551-9161    Click here to Email      
Website: 
www.theteahousetimes.com  See also http://www.gailgastelu.com

Specialty:   Speaker - Consultant - Writer - Tea Tours - TV - Radio - Guest Blog Posts

Programs or Topics offered:  Varies -

Availability:  Worldwide if expenses are paid.

See also www.TeaCourse.com - Produced by The Tea House Times

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Name: Zhen Lu       Business Name: Zhen Tea
 
Address: Ottawa, Canada
 
Click to email       website: http://zhentea.ca
 
Specialty: Chinese Tea - Speaker - Consultant
 
Programs or Topics Offered: Chinese Tea, Chinese Tea Culture, Tea and well being
Zhen was brought up in a tea family and has a deep understanding 
of all aspects of Chinese tea, from the plants and the processes to
the brewing and tasting of all the different types of Chinese tea.
Moreover, Zhen has extensive knowledge of the culture behind
Chinese tea and how art, history and literature as well as Daoism,
Buddhism and Confucianism have played vital roles in tea culture.

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