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Welcome to the International Tea Sipper’s Society

Join our worldwide community of Tea Lovers. 

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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 below.     Contact Me

Sip for Peace 2019

What is Sip for Peace?

Sip for Peace is our most important annual project. During the month of September we invite the global tea community to come together to imagine our world without war. 

No one alive today has lived without war and violence coloring everything about our lives. Until we can imagine the possibility, it is difficult to believe that it can ever become real. 

When we imagine and believe that it can be our future, we can create this new world. 

The global cultures of tea can help us all take a moment in our daily lives to visualize a new world as we share tea and Sip for Peace

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 

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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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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.

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Most Frequently Asked Questions:

I love having a booth at tea festivals and speaking for tea events. Running an online business can be a little lonely so it’s nice to meet all our Tea Sippers face-to-face and welcome new ones to our community. 

If you’re finding us through the website for the first time, then you might have some of these same questions that I’m usually asked in person. 

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! 
  • Business Sipper Membership is $100/year USD .