Suzette Hammond is the Director of Training and Tea Sourcing for Paper & Tea, an award-winning specialty tea company based in Berlin, Germany. Paper & Tea seeks to celebrate the legacy of tea as an agent of communication, culture and creativity. It's a mission that matches well with Suzette's hands-on, engaged teaching style and background in classical origin teas.
With more than a decade of training experience, Suzette has worked for tea companies and with organizations across the United States, developing curriculum and teaching to importers, wholesalers, industry trade, retail shops, fine restaurants, specialty coffee roasters and culinary/beverage management.
Suzette also works as a freelance tea consultant for select companies, serves on the Advisory Board for the World Tea Academy, teaches for World Tea Expo and judges for the North American Tea Championship. She can also be found every year here in Seattle for the Northwest Tea Festival. When not on the road, Suzette resides in Chicago, where she is an avid student of traditional fermented foods, nutrition and yoga.