The UK Tea Academy would like to express thanks to the following companies for contributing to the education programmes's success:
Birchall, UK; Blends For Friends, UK; Camellia Plc, UK; Camellia Sinensis Maison de The, Canada; Canton Tea, UK; Char Teas of Winchester, UK; Cha No Kura (Uemuro Seiche), Japan; Dilmah, Sri Lanka; FoamAroma, US; Hankook Tea, Korea; Harendong Green Farm, Indonesia; JT & Tea Inc, US; Northern Tea Merchants, UK; Sasuki Green Tea Co Ltd, Japan; Tea Hawaii, Hawaii, USA; Tealyra, UK; The Chinese Tea Company, UK; Tea Palace, UK; T London, UK; Yourserenetea, US
THE TRAINING TEAM
The UK TEA ACADEMY Course Director is Jane Pettigrew, who has worked in the tea industry for over 30 years.
She teaches tea masterclasses all over the world and has written 16 books on tea. In 2014 she was voted Best Tea Educator at the
World Tea Awards and in January 2016 was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to Tea Production and Tea History
in the UK's New Year Honours list.
The courses have been written by Jane and will be delivered by her and an experienced team of top tea professionals,
certified by the UK TEA ACADEMY.
Angela Pryce, a self-confessed tea addict, is one of those professionals. As a renowned tea expert, she also runs an independent consultancy service for businesses across the globe. With over 16 years experience, Angela has travelled and tasted her way around many of the world's tea estates and much of her career has been with speciality tea company Twinings, where she worked as a master tea buyer and blender. Angela writes about tea, and is frequently interviewed on international TV and radio.
Asako Steward has been running independent courses about tea in the UK and Japan for the past 20 years. She is a Qualified Senior Tea Instructor with the Japan Tea Association (for black tea) and a Nihon-cha instructor (certified by the Nihoncha Instructor Association in Japan to help promote education and consumption of Japanese green tea). She was appointed Japan Tea Ambassador to the UK in 2017.
Juyan Webster is the owner and founder of the The Chinese Tea Company in London. Growing up in Zhejiang Province, which is one of the most important provinces of China in tea production, Juyan was surrounded by tea and tea culture. Her family grew tea on their land where, as a child, she worked alongside her mother, picking and processing tea. It was this upbringing that shaped a passion for tea and her vast knowledge of tea production.