27563554865_a11f259955_oThank you for stopping by. I’m Kathy YL Chan and this is my little corner of the world.

Born and raised in Hawaii, I now call Manhattan home. I am a tea specialist, and this blog is a living archive of my life in the tea industry. My work is divided into three categories:

1 | Consulting on tea concepts, product development, and etiquette for businesses. Select clients:

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2 | Writing about tea for national magazines, in-hotel/in-flight, and industry publications including:

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3 | Speaking/Education on tea, as a beverage and lifestyle. Focus subjects include trends, foodservice, and industry innovation.Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 1.02.13 AM


Here’s what an average day looks like:

My work in tea has been featured on The New York TimesBusiness Insider, Bon AppétitDetails, NPR, Mandarin Oriental, Bloomberg, Fast Company, NikkeiShapeCBS This Morning, and Zagat.

I currently split time between NYC and Honolulu. There is little to complain about, but always room for improvement.

For questions and work inquiries: kathyylchan (@) gmail.com

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Images: Archived on Flickr. Photos are copyright, please do not use photos without prior permission.

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