As a wise sage once told me . . .

"Tea is not just a product, it is a practice"

ABOUT NORWOOD

International Authority on Tea

Pleasure is far to serious to take lightly. If you find this truth self-evident, you are one of those for whom the world's fine teas are intended.

– JNP

James Norwood Pratt, America's Tea Sage, is a best-selling author, internationally-recognized tea connoisseur, and speaker. He has served the cause of tea across the globe for over 30 years, and in 2015 was honored with the John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the World Tea Exposition.

He was born and reared near Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on a property that was owned by his family prior to the American Revolution.  He has been featured in the Atlantic, Tea Quarterly, and Tea Time Magazine, among other publications.

He resides in San Francisco, California, with his wife Valerie Turner Pratt.

 

 

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northwest tea festival

Seattle Center

Seattle, WA

September 30th – October 1st, 2017

world tea expo

Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas, NV

June 13 & 14, 2018

MIDWEST TEA FESTIVAL

Location TBD

Kansas City, MO

Autumn 2018

A Force for Excellence

[Mr. Pratt] is the Honorary Director of America's first traditional Chinese tea house[,] . . . a force for excellence as educator and authority on tea and tea lore[, . . . and] is quite possibly the world's most widely-read authority on tea and tea lore.

- World Tea Expo

The Renaissance Man of Tea

Parts historian, connoisseur, and world-traveler . . . he has carved out a reputation as the consummate spokesman for US tea consumers. His wit and dedication to the beverage have helped spread the gospel of tea to tens of thousands of people.

- Michelle Williams, Fresh Cup Magazine

Learning Meets Pure Love

Norwood Pratt's book about tea is written so deftly, in its heady combination of learning and pure love, that its pages will cheer us long after what's in the cup is cold and stale.

- M.F.K. Fisher on Tea Lover's Treasury

tea is not the only conduit for conversation

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James Norwood Pratt is available for consultancy, speaking engagements, and publications.

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