History& Goals


  • 2015: Founded the Global Tea Initiative
  • 2018: Established entity as anticipated leader in tea research and teaching
  • 2018: Initial funds invested in public education, professional outreach, and reputation building
  • 2020: Currently advised by seven industry members


  • To be the #1 resource worldwide for tea information
  • To spur global research, teaching, and collaborations
  • To drive innovation and insight in tea industry and academia
  • To establish a global tea education program for students and professionals