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Bruce Richardson

About Bruce Richardson

MSN calls Bruce Richardson "A leading tea expert involved in tea's American renaissance for over 30 years." The native Kentuckian is a writer, photographer, tea blender, and frequent guest speaker at tea events across the globe. 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 or China Global Tea Fair. He is the author of over a dozen books on the subject of tea. Mr. Richardson has designed custom tea blends for The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum The Peabody Essex Museum, The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.


  • A Social History of Tea
  • The New Tea Companion: Third Edition
  • The Book of Tea
  • Tea in the City, a three-volume set of travel guides to tea in New York, London and Paris with Jane Pettigrew
  • Tea & Etiquette
  • Children's Tea & Etiquette
  • The Great Tea Rooms of America


  • Owner of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas LLC and Benjamin Press
  • Editor for the Benjamin Press expanded edition of The Book of Tea by former Boston MFA Asian Arts Director, Okakura Kakuzo
  • Contributing Editor for TeaTime magazine


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