Meet Your Director
Lisa Boalt Richardson - Education Manager - Director of World Tea Academy
Lisa Boalt Richardson has traveled the globe extensively, researching and learning from masters about tea and specialty tea. Forming “Lisa Knows Tea” in 2000, Richardson has consulted with numerous companies and fortune 500s – including Lipton-PepsiCo, Unilever and Bigelow – to help them develop products and launch new tea lines. She’s also trained employees at major brands about tea knowledge and service. Overall, Richardson is a sought-out speaker, industry expert and educator, teaching both the industry and the public. She authored three tea books with her latest being Modern Tea: A Fresh Look at an Ancient Beverage (Chronicle Books 2014). She’s also been featured by The New York Times, NPR, Fox News, BrandWeek, National Geographic, Discovery, Chowhound, Women’s Health, Real Simple, Shape and World Tea News, among many others.