Featured essayists (alphabetical list):
Louisa May Alcott -- Author of more than 30 works. Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Brother Anthony of Taizé -- Professor emeritus at Sogang University. Author. Seoul, South Korea.
Sir Edwin Arnold -- Poet and journalist in the 1800s. England/India.
Danielle Beaudette -- Owner of Cozy Tea Cart. New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Sebastian Beckwith -- Founder of In Pursuit of Tea. Connecticut/New York, U.S.A.
Les Blank (as told to Katrina Ávila Munichiello) -- Acclaimed filmmaker of "All in this Tea." California, U.S.A.
Julie Carney -- Animal control officer. New York, U.S.A.
Laura Childs -- Author of ten "Tea Shop Mysteries." U.S.A.
George Constance -- Owner of Indonique Tea. Connecticut/Louisiana, U.S.A.
Babette Donaldson -- Author of "Emma Lea" children's tea book series. California, U.S.A.
Kate Finnegan -- Director of Kaji Aso Studio. Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Aaron Fisher -- Author of several books including "The Way of Tea." Taiwan.
Roy Fong -- Owner of Imperial Tea Court. California, U.S.A.
Robert Fortune -- Botanist and explorer in the 1800s. Scotland/India.
George Gissing -- Novelist in the 1800s. England.
Cynthia Gold -- Tea sommelier. Massachusetts, U.S.A.
G.J. Gordon, Esq. -- Secretary of the committee to explore a tea industry in India in the 1830s. England.
Muriel Harris -- Journalist and author in the early 1900s. England.
Russell Hires -- Father. Florida, U.S.A.
Stefani Hite -- PR/Marketing Art Director turned educator. Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Jehiel Keeler Hoyt -- Editor in the 1800's. New Jersey, U.S.A.
Rudyard Kipling -- Author of works including "The Jungle Book." India/England/U.S.A.
Elizabeth Knight -- Tea sommelier, lecturer, and author. New York, U.S.A.
Kirsten Kristensen -- Owner of Tea 4 U. Tea specialist. New Jersey, U.S.A.
Gina Leibrecht -- Filmmaker and editor. California, U.S.A.
Thomas J. Lipton -- Founder of Lipton tea. Yachting enthusiast. Scotland.
Kien Long -- Ruler of China from 1736-1795. China.
Dheepa Maturi -- Owner of Chai, Baby!, Indiana, U.S.A.
John Millstead -- Police officer and father. Texas, U.S.A.
Peter Anthony Motteux -- Editor of England's first magazine, 1692. France/England.
Frank Hadley Murphy -- Author of "The Spirit of Tea." New Mexico, U.S.A.
William Robertson Nicoll/Claudius Clear -- Ordained minister/editor. England.
Rob Nunally -- Owner of Onomea Tea Company. Hawaii, U.S.A.
Stephen D. Owyoung -- Curator of Asian art. Missouri, U.S.A.
Jane Pettigrew -- Tea lecturer, writer, and consultant. England.
James Norwood Pratt -- Noted tea lecturer and author. California, U.S.A.
Ahmed Rahim -- Founder of Numi Tea. California, U.S.A.
Anne Thackeray Ritchie -- Author of "From an Island," 1877. London, England.
Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore -- Writer, photographer, and geographer in the late 1800s. U.S.A.
William Gordon Stables -- Surgeon in the Royal Navy. Author in the 1800s. Scotland.
Debbra Summers -- Lives on a farm with her husband, six cats and a dog. Ontario, Canada.
Lu T'ung -- Philosopher and poet in the 800s A.D., China.
Jodi-Anne Williams-Rogers -- Environmentalist and writer. Johannesburg, South Africa.
Stephanie Lemmons Wilson -- Blogger and creative artist. Northwestern U.S.A.
Stephanie Wright -- Psychologist. South Carolina, U.S.A.
Virginia Wright -- Writer/Editor of Gongfu Girl. Co-founder of the Association of Tea Bloggers. Washington, U.S.A.
Le Yih -- Early Ch'ing Dynasty. China.
Winnie Yu -- Owner of Teance. California, U.S.A.
Dorothy Ziemann -- Mother and pediatric ER nurse. Georgia, U.S.A.
Stephanie Sewhuk-Thomas -- Artist, educator, and mom. New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Katie Sloss -- Artist. Massachusetts, U.S.A.