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. He has been a contributing source for articles found in Slate Magazine, MTV, CNN, The Smithsonian, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and BBC. Several Fortune 500 companies have sought Bruce's counsel as they investigated tea's future in the world marketplace.
In 2011, Bruce was named Tea Master for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, where he is helping define tea's historical role in the iconic 1773 event that helped shape America's destiny.
Bruce regularly visits Great Britain in his unending 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 three editions of The New Tea Companion for Benjamin Press and 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. In 2011, Bruce edited and expanded Okakura Kakuzo's classic Book of Tea for Benjamin Press.
Bruce Richardson and Jane Pettigrew recently completed their latest work, an expanded edition of A Social History of Tea: Tea's Influence on Commerce, Culture and Civility.
Bruce is much in demand as a spearker at events across North America. His schedule of upcoming appearances may be found online.