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Tea & Conversation with James Norwood Pratt
May 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tea Lover? Relax over a refreshing yet stimulating cup and enjoy discussing THE ROMANCE OF TEA with America’s Leading Tea Lover, James Norwood Pratt. He is an amazing story-teller with an amazing story to tell – how a miracle of vegetation and a harmless beverage has become humanity’s favorite habit. He will choose an amazing tea or two to serve—white, green, or maybe oolong or black. Come for tea and meet JNP! A master story teller reveals how humanity’s favorite habit has changed the world. With books translated into multiple languages and numerous articles, columns, videos and print and TV interviews in US and overseas media, James Norwood Pratt is quite possibly the world’s most widely read authority on tea and tea lore. Since the first edition of his classic Tea Lover’s Treasury appeared in 1982, he has been an inspiring presence on the international tea scene. He has served as Honorary Director of America’s first traditional tea house and International Juror at India’s first Golden Leaf tea competition. He is the author of James Norwood Pratt’s Tea Dictionary, the worldwide tea trade’s standard reference work, and is America’s acknowledged Tea Sage. In 2015 he was the recipient of the John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Tea Expo. A native son of North Carolina, he lives with his wife Valerie Turner Pratt in San Francisco.