Lindsey has been an active member of the tea industry since 2005. Here are a few glimpses of her journey...
#DYK? Lindsey has spent:
- one month researching tea production and culture in Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto, Uji and Okinawa)
- a week or so researching the tea importer / exporter businesses in Germany (Hamburg and Cologne)
- two years leading tea tours and teaching tea classes in New York City
- two years researching tea production and tea culture across Taiwan
- two weekends leading herbalism intensives in Germany
- three jam-packed days visiting the most famous tea houses of Paris (and a Parisian blending facility, too)
- five weeks researching tea culture and history in London and Edinburgh (ask me about the moustache cups)
- six months researching tea production, tea culture, herbs and masala chai across India
- 11 years working in the tea industry
- 13 weeks apprenticing for a famed herbalist (Susun Weed) in the U.S.
- 20+ hours of chanoyu classes at Urasenke Chanoyu in N.Y.C.
- thousands of hours interviewing more than 1,000 tea professionals around the globe
#DYK? Lindsey has given official tea lectures to groups from seven to 250 people. These include tea shops, cafes and more locales in New York City, Berkeley, Berlin (at a Zen center and for a private group), Charlotte, Cologne, Las Vegas (at the World Tea Expo), Miaoli (Taiwan), Oakland (CA, at an acupuncture school), Phoenix (at a dietician's conference), Portland (the 'cool' one), San Francisco and Uji (Japan, at a tea farm).
“In under six hours of researching a major sourcing decision, Lindsey saved us more than $10,000 and many hours of work.”
Her years of accumulated contacts and knowledge are priceless.
— Andy Swenson, Dietary Supplement Experts
#DYK? In addition to producing copious amounts of copywriting and ghostwriting, Lindsey has been a tea resource for numerous media outlets, including O Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, SELF magazine and more.
Her writings on tea have also been published in mainstream publications (The NY Observer, The Austin Chronicle, METRO magazine in NYC and Philadelphia, TheSpruce.com, etc.) and tea publications (Fresh Cup magazine, World Tea News, Global Tea Hut magazine, TeaMuse, TChing, etc.).
#DYK? A longtime leader, Lindsey also received the prestigious Visionary Leadership Certificate from North Carolina State University in 2005.
#DYK? Lindsey now lives in Germany with her husband, Merlin (yes, that's his real name!). When she's not doing tea consulting, coaching and copywriting, she enjoys meditation, travel, serving tea, practicing herbalism, cooking, reading and volunteering.
"I fully recommend working with Lindsey."
— Jesse Jacobs, Founder of Samovar Tea Lounge, San Francisco, California