Welcome to the International Tea Sipper’s Society

Join our worldwide community of Tea Lovers. 

What is the International Tea Sipper Society?

     In every class I’ve ever taught, every festival where I’ve exhibited and presented lectures and at every book signing, the most frequent comment is, “I never knew there was so much to know about drinking tea!”

I created the International Tea Sippers Society to be a welcome mat and guide to the vast World of Tea!

Join me today for a personal tea adventure.

Founder, Babette Donaldson 

Tea Sippers Society Motto

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Tea is More Than A Beverage!

The culture and lifestyle of tea drinking is inspiring all ages to join the adventure.

Meet our new Spokes-Hippo

We introduced our whimsical new Hippo for Valentine’s Day. But you’ll see more more Hippo-ness celebrating our motto, “It’s Hip To Sip”. 

Discover the World Of Tea

The Tea Community is a global network. Every cup connects us directly to the fields and the people who grow, pick, manufacture and distribute the leaves.

If you’re new to tea, you’ll find that there’s more than you ever dreamed. Both about the beauty of the tea plant and other herbs brewed for tea as well the experience of preparing and sharing teatime.

And, if you’re already a dedicated tea aficionado then you know that you can discover something new every day!

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Shop with ITSS Member Businesses

Check the directory of ITSS Business in dozens of categories.

Look for discounts and special offers.

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Calendar of Tea Events

From themed parties in local tearooms to weekend festivals in cities around the world; from tastings of the season’s new harvest to fundraisers where afternoon tea supports everything from arts programs to historic foundations.

Tea educators and business owners can reach out to our Tea Sipper members with opportunities to organize special events for Tea Sippers. Perhaps offering special discounts to members.

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Share your love of tea

From the field to your cup, the story of Camellia sinensis – the true tea plant – is captivating. The same is true for many of the botanicals we use to brew and flavor beverages.  Many of us loyal devotees, of the leaf and of the lifestyle – would like a community to share our passion for all things Tea.

Check out the possibilities for expanding your personal world of tea.

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ITSS Newsletters

Regular newsletters keep you up to date on new offers from Tea Business Members and Events in your locale. From small meet-up groups to fabulous tea festivals to international tea travel, you’ll have details at your fingertips with a monthly email update.

Watch for regular contests and prize drawings.

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Meet ITSS Founder, Babette Donaldson 

“I’ve answered many of the questions tea lovers are asking about the Tea Sippers Society below. But I’d love to hear your questions and add them to this list. Use the “Contact” feature below the Q & A. 


Sip for Peace 2019

Details coming in the April Tea Sipper News.

Browse some of our Tea Sipper Featured Content

Month of Tea Brewing


Everything Healthy Tea Book


Tea Sipper News



Why are you creating a membership website for Tea Lovers?
For many years now, I’ve said that we who are working in the industry have many ways to gather at international trade shows and to exchange ideas within online chat rooms. There are dozens of blogs with great articles and educational programs that offer beginning classes. But we who work in tea don’t have many tools to reach out to consumers and welcome them into this fascinating world.

This is what inspired the creation of ITSS. I want to be that bridge. A virtual meeting place where members can find what they need more easily and more reliably than a browser web search.

What does it cost to join?
  • Always Free Membership! 
  • Super Sipper Basic Membership – $25/year (USD) 
  • Super Sipper Premium – $40/year  (USD)
  • Business Sipper Membership is $100/year USD . 
Why is ITSS a paid membership?
Membership fees make it possible to survive without random advertising on every page. We can maintain our tea focus and limit any paid advertising to our Tea Sipper Business Members. Advertising that is probably valuable to our members! It also enables us to curate and purchase the highest quality content. We intend to commission premium material and organize it for easy access and fun for all ages.


Is there a guarantee of satisfaction?
Yes. If ITSS isn’t what you expected, within the first month, please contact our Member Services Department.

Ask me about the International Tea Sippers Society.   . . .    Babette

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