In the UK's New Year Honours List January 2016, Jane was awarded the British Empire Medal for Services to Tea Production and Tea History.
At the World Tea Awards ceremony on 31st May 2014 on board The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, JANE received Best Tea Educator Award.
At the World Tea Awards ceremony on 7th May 2015 on board The Queen Mary in Long beach, California, JANE received Best Tea Personality Award and Best Tea Health Advocate.
Check out the new UK Tea Academy:
Jane is now Director of Studies of the new UK Tea Academy. For more information and to book Masterclasses please visit: www.ukteaacademy.co.uk
Jane with Vicky Bisogno at the tea plantations in the north of Argentina.
Tea historian, writer & consultant
Jane Pettigrew is a tea specialist, historian, writer and consultant. Since 1983, she has been working in the UK and around the world to explain and share the fascinating world of tea.
She has written 15 books on the many and varied aspects of tea, its production, history and culture, and she writes for tea related magazines and journals.
She also gives regular tea masterclasses and tea tastings, speaks on radio and TV and acts as consultant to tea companies, new tea businesses, table ware and tea ware companies.
At the World Tea Awards 2014, two of her books were nominated for Best New Tea Book Award - A Social History of Tea (co-authored with Bruce Richardson) and The Tea Sommelier Handbook in Spanish and English (co-authored wuth Victoria Bisogno).