You can usually find Certified Tea Specialist and award-winning author Lisa Boalt Richardson sipping tea no matter what time of day it is. Her philosophy is “teatime is anytime and all the time.” She is a globally known tea expert and consultant who travels the country speaking at conferences and special events and also works with businesses to better understand this complex and delicious drink. She lives in the Atlanta area with her family. For more information about Lisa, visit www.lisaknowstea.com.

Tea is a drink that has taken beverage connoisseurs by storm. Similar in complexity to wine, tea is a multidimensional drink with many facets to be explored and understood. And now you hold in your hands the key to unlocking this wonderful world and steeping yourself in the essential knowledge required to become a bona fide tea sommelier.

With this easy-to-read, comprehensive guide, you’ll explore tea’s world history, learn essential terms and definitions, and appreciate the terroir of tea. You’ll also discover how to use tea in your everyday life, from shopping, storing, steeping, and tasting to using tea in pairings, cooking, cocktails, home health remedies, and more.

So whether you’re a tea rookie or already a tea guru, MODERN TEA is the ultimate guide to help you realize that, yes, this is your cup of tea.