Thank you for taking a moment to read and learn about me, the Tea Journeyman. On this page, you will read about my history with tea, my credentials, and some personal details.
About nine years ago, I began buying from a couple of online retailers who I found to have some interesting teas and competitive prices. Soon thereafter, I began researching the process of importing tea directly. It began as small purchases of a few kilograms from a Chinese exporter who offered door-to-door wholesale delivery to the U.S. The teas were phenomenal. They were fresh, aromatic, and of a higher quality than I had previously found.
I then began my tea education, by completing the Certified Tea Professional course through the American Tea Masters Association (now International Tea Masters Association). I also started reading any tea related book that I could find. That was all just the beginning. I began talking about tea, preparing tea, and purchasing any interesting type of tea that I could afford. It was a short time later that I began my tea reviews blog, Tea Journeyman (https://teajourneyman.com). However, I still wanted to make more of it than just a new hobby.
A few months later, I was introduced to someone who owned a successful local coffee roaster and distributor. This person had been contemplating starting a loose leaf tea line to compliment his coffee products. I met this man, and before long we were working together to develop a brand of loose leaf tea, which was later named Hē Chá Tea.
During this time developing Hē Chá Tea, I also began taking courses with the World Tea Academy, and have earned the Certified Tea Specialist certification. I intend on continuing my education with the World Tea Academy by participating in the advanced curriculum courses once they are offered. My collection of tea reading materials grew exponentially, and continues to do so.
I also perform tea tasting events at coffee shops, restaurants, bakeries, and other personal events. I offer consulting services to any business that is considering to get involved with tea.
If you represent a tea vendor, manufacturer, or other tea related business, and would like to see your company and tea related products reviewed on this site, please contact me! All products will receive a thorough review to the best of my ability. Only positive reviews are posted on this site. I choose not to damage the reputation of any business or their products by posting negative reviews. If I do not like a product, then I will not feature it on this site. I am also happy to include in my posts any discount codes, sales, or product links from vendors who provide samples.
Other personal notes: I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. I am a licensed agent/broker of property, casualty, life, accident, and health insurance in the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New Jersey. I also hold the Certified Insurance Service Representative designation through the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, and earned the Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2018 through the same organization. Therefore, if you own or operate a tea related business in the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, or New Jersey I can even help with your business insurance!
If you are still reading at this point, then I truly appreciate your time and your willingness to learn about the Tea Journeyman. I invite you with much enthusiasm to join me on my journey through the world of tea, and try the teas that I am reviewing.
Thank you very much for your time and support! Cheers!
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7 thoughts on “About the Tea Journeyman”
That is SO cool you’re a tea fanatic! Great blog.
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Thank you very much for checking out my page. I hope you will continue to find value in reading it. Tea is certainly a passion of mine, and it has helped me let go of several less healthy habits over the past two years. It brings me pleasure to give tea the focus and attention that is has earned through history. Cheers!
i’m a person who love the smell of Tea , Who need it every day .
so i’m really excited to taste y’r tea . If possible can market it in Malaysia .
Great post.I really learn a lot in your blog.
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