MSN calls Bruce Richardson "A leading tea expert involved in tea's American renaissance for over 20 years." The native Kentuckian is a writer, photographer, tea blender, and frequent guest speaker at tea events across the country. He can often be found appearing on television and radio talk shows, or as a guest speaker at professional seminars such as World Tea Expo.
Bruce was recently named Tea Master for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. He is defining tea's historical role in this iconic event that helped shape America's destiny.
He regularly visits Great Britain in his undending quest to discover new tea shops for the latest edition of his Great Tea Rooms of Britain. His other photo-guidebook, The Great Tea Rooms of America is in its fourth edition. Bruce joined London's Jane Pettigrew in producing the latest two editions of The New Tea Companion for The National Trust of England. He teamed up again with Jane and Elizabeth Knight to photograph and produce a three-volume set of travel guides to tea in New York, London and Paris entitled Tea in the City. Bruce served as editor for the 2011 Benjamin Press edition of Okakura Kakuzo's classic Book of Tea.
Bruce Richardson is collaborating with Jane Pettigrew on the expanded 2nd edition of A Social History of Tea: Tea's Influence on Commerce, Culture and Civility, available November 2013.
Bruce Richardson's speaking engagements have included events for the following organizations:
He has been a contributing source for Slate Magazine, MTV, CNN, The Smithsonian, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and BBC.
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