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Jane is a tea specialist, tea historian, tea writer, tea consultant, tea masterclass

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Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea, by Jane Pettigrew

All around the world, there is a growing interest in specialty teas. Just as wine lovers want to learn more about wine producing regions of the world, so tea lovers are seeking out similar information. Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea explores more than 60 tea-producing countries, explaining their history, terroir, variety of cultivars, manufacturing processes, types, local tea culture, and rituals. Featuring detailed maps and beautiful full color photography on every page, Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea is the only guide to tea you'll ever need.

Awarded  'BEST NEW PRODUCT, Publications and Books Category', at World Tea Expo 2018


UK Tea Academy:

Jane is now Director of Studies of the new UK Tea Academy. For more information and to book Masterclasses please visit:

Comments from some of those who have attended a masterclass:

"We would like to thank you and Tim for the excellent class on Saturday. Such a relaxed attitude, perfect timing and an absolutely thrilling experience. I would certainly recommend your course to anyone."

"Thank you for delivering such a terrific Masterclass - it was a perfect balance between theoretical and the practical and it was beautifully rounded off by a sumptuous afternoon tea."

"I enjoyed the class so much. I was impressed with how much information you pack into such a short time and yet it's so much fun."


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Jane's Books

Jane has written 17 books on the many and varied aspects of tea, its production, history and culture, and she writes for tea related magazines and journals.

Tea Classified Her 'Tea Lover's Companion' is now out of print but a brand new edition is available with the title 'Tea Classified'. This has updated information, lots of new photos and, in the directory, new information and new photos of teas from tea regions not included in previous editions - Vietnam, Korea, Bolivia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Thailand, the UK and the USA. This is the ideal book for all new tea lovers and for anyone who wishes to find out more about tea manufacture, different categories of tea, and what types of tea come from different tea producing countries.

She also gives regular tea masterclasses and tea tastings, speaks on radio and TV and acts as consultant to tea companies, new tea businesses, table ware and tea ware companies.


  • Price: £14.99
  • Publisher: The National Trust and Benjamin Press
  • This is a new, updated edition of The Tea Lover's Companion and contains up-to-date information about green, yellow, white, oolong, black, puerh and flavoured teas and is illustrated with new photographs - many of which Jane and Bruce took on their travels. The catalogue of teas contains more than 110 different teas, with stunning images by Bruce and his son Ben of the dry leaf, the wet leaf and the liquor of teas from unusual origins such as Korea, Vietnam, the UK and Bolivia as well as the more traditional tea countries of the world.
  • Buy this book: Visit Amazon UK to purchase a copy