Lisa Boalt Richardson
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You can usually find award-winning author and Certified Tea Specialist Lisa Boalt Richardson sipping tea no matter what time of day it is. Her philosophy is “teatime is anytime and all the time.” Lisa’s friendly approach to writing and teaching others about this ancient beverage is refreshing.
Her anticipated third tea book, Modern Tea: A Fresh Look at an Ancient Beverage, published by Chronicle Books, was released in the fall of 2014. Her first book, Tea with a Twist, won “Best Tea Book USA 2009” from Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
Lisa has traveled the globe working with tea masters and researching to learn more about the second most popular beverage in the world. She regularly speaks at conferences and special events focusing on her culinary arts and specialty tea expertise. Some of the venues include: World Tea Expo, Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show, Sundance Resort, and Emory University. She also consults with companies wanting to learn more about specialty tea, such as R. C. Bigelow and Lipton.
She has served as an Advisory Board Member for the Specialty Tea Institute under the Education and Certification Committee and been an instructor for STI’s certification classes. As the former President of the Southern Association of Tea Businesses, Lisa arranged for the association to partner with the 2007 World Tea Expo to increase visibility and exposure. In 2008, she stayed on the cutting edge of tea by conducting a “Turning Tea Cuisine into Green” conference for the SATB.
Ms. Richardson has contributed to publications including Cooking with Paula Deen and TeaTime Magazine. Her tea expertise and recipes have been featured in numerous national publications such as Women’s Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, Diabetes Forecast, Washington Post.com, and The New York Times. Lisa has also been interviewed by Foxnews.com, Discovery.com, and NBCnews.com.