Suzette Hammond is the founder of Being Tea, an education-focused private practice offering skills training, custom tea workshops and project development for tea programs. A professional trainer and taster, as well as tea spiritual practitioner, Suzette has been deeply involved in the US tea industry for more than 15 years - she has also taught at the NWTF every year since our first year! Suzette is a co-founder of the non-profit American Specialty Tea Alliance (ASTA), a national judge for the Tea Masters Cup. She is also a yoga teacher certified in psych-sensitive and trauma informed yoga. Suzette is the recipient of a World Tea Award recipient for Best Tea Educator.