Lisa is a Tea Expert:

Lisa is one of first 15 in the world to become a "Certified Tea Specialist"

More about what others say about Lisa Boalt Richardson:

"Lisa is a true tea professional who wants to share her obvious love for this beverage with others who have not yet discovered the wonders awaiting them.  She is eminently qualified for this task having graduated from a very challenging educational program offered by the Specialty Tea Institute and the Tea Association of the USA; the most credible tea organization in the USA."

-Joe Simrany, President of the Tea Association of the United States

"My customers love when Lisa Richardson comes to speak on tea. Her knowledge of tea, tea etiquette, and tea history is extensive. Lisa’s entertaining style of speaking always engages the audience while giving them up-to-date information on tea."
Brenda Lain, Owner Vintage Tea

"I have participated in a number of tea tasting events but I particularly enjoyed your approach at Sundance of pairing the teas to the dishes (and even giving us some options to make our own choice!). Very nice."

-Dr. Jeff Blumberg, Director, Antioxidants Research Laboratory, Tufts University

"Loved it-learned more about taste of tea and loved the chocolates."

-Attendee, Tea and Chocolate Pairing Class

Lisa Boalt Richardson brings a fresh, new approach to incorporating tea into cooking and entertaining.  Her chic and whimsical style brings a modern twist to a much celebrated tradition.”

-Denise Medved, founder and CEO, The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show

"Lisa Richardson’s depth of tea knowledge and well honed palate is obvious in her selection of party themes and recipes that include the latest trends."

-Beth M. Johnston, Founder & CEO Teas Etc LLC.


Proud to be a member of

Specailty Tea Institute


*All photos are copywrited by Lauren Rubinstein Photography


Speaking Programs by Lisa...

Lisa Boalt Richardson

Bringing in an expert in a field can really encourage great attendance and memorable moments for your guests. When you are looking to make a positive and lasting impression, arrange for Lisa Boalt Richardson to be your keynote speaker for your next event.

Lisa is an interesting, entertaining and engaging speaker available for conferences, seminars, special interest events and much more.

Some topics available are listed below, but Lisa's wide range of expertise in the tea industry, etiquette and even motivational speaking can be adapted to many audiences' needs.

Contact us for more information and to discuss your specific event.

Tea Tasting and Pairing
Fine teas just like fine wines can be very complex. Learn the differences between white, green, oolong, black, and Pu-erh teas while tasting them.

Find out how to select, store, and brew each type. This program gives suggestions on tea and food pairings, as well as tips to hold your own tea tasting party.

tea tasting and pairing detecting subtle tea flavors


Tea is such a unique beverage with the ability to stimulate your mind, soothe your soul, and fuel your body with nutrients all at the same time. This program explains what is really in your tea and why it so good for you to drink. Guidelines will be given on how much and what type of tea you should be drinking for your mind, body, and soul.

The Art of Taking Tea
What better way to take tea than to know the proper etiquette that goes along with it? Learn what to eat first, where your napkin is placed, and American and Continental style of eating. Discover the differences between high tea, afternoon tea, cream tea, and royal tea.
Tips on having tea out and hosting your own tea at home will also be provided.

The Art of Taking Tea

Steeped in Tradition

Steeped in Tradition
Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world and has been around for centuries. This program reveals tea’s surprising covert past to its civilized present. Learn why it is so popular worldwide and about tea traditions in other countries. This is a “can’t miss” program for tea lovers.

Culinary Classes on Afternoon Tea

Want to host a tea party but not sure how to put it all together? This class offers the basics on organizing and cooking for an unforgettable tea. Learn how to make scones, finger sandwiches, and desserts to fit a theme for an extraordinary tea party.
Tips will be given on proper preparation and serving of tea.

Culinary Classes on Afternoon Tea

*all topics are developed to meet the learning and entertainment needs of various audiences and can be customized for single and multi-session events.

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