Here’s where you can find a selection of my published works, articles, and podcasts that I’ve been featured on for my work with Being Tea.
Interviews with Being Tea
WORLD TEA NEWS chats with Sooz to “learn more about the tea teacher education program, why they think it fills a gap in the industry, important lessons learned, advice for other tea educators, plus more.”
EIGHTY DEGREES MAGAZINE profile.
“Suzette Hammond is the founder of an education-based small business Being Tea, American Tea Ambassador to Vietnam, and a practitioner of various activities supporting mental health, including yoga and tea meditation. We bumped into each other for the first time in Las Vegas in 2019 and I simply had to ask a few questions…”
Podcasts with Being Tea
TEA BIZ PODCAST, chatting about the Being Tea Teacher Training program!
In Our Experience, with Harriet McAtee of Nourish Yoga Training (UK). Episode, “Learning in Spirals and the Power of Practice.”
OpTEAmized, with Vince LaPelusa of Fresh Steeps. Episode 41: “Tapping Into Our Mental, Emotional, & Spiritual Side Through Tea”
Press + Blog Clippings
STEAP’D TEA interviews Taniya Gupta, creator of Yoga Tea Poetry, about her experience graduating from the Being Tea Teacher Training program and what she learned about building inclusive tea community.
“After seeing how much Sooz’s classes were helping my mental health, I wanted to be able to create spaces where people, especially women, can come together and feel welcome to share their experiences.”
TEA INFUSIAST names Being Tea as one of their favorite places for online tea education and community, in her article, Gift Ideas for Tea Lovers, Part 2.
“It has been a fantastic experience! I have learned, become part of a community, made wonderful friends, and deepened my tea practice.”
TEA CACHAI names Being Tea at the very top of her Video recommendations category, in her article, 40+ Resources to Learn About Tea and Become a Tea Expert.
“My favorite tea educator is Suzette Hammond.”
GREATER GOODS COFFEE CO, 2021 Roaster of the Year, interviews me for their educational blog. (July 2020)
WORLD TEA NEWS published an article by me, Tea as a Herald for Healthy Living, in their industry white paper, “The Next Wave in Tea: Trends, Issues & Opportunities.” (May 2019)
Published Works by Being Tea
TRADE COFFEE. I’m a contributor for Trade Coffee’s education blog! This piece is The Coffee Lover’s Guide to Tea: Blends, Flavors and Single Origins.
EIGHTY DEGREES MAGAZINE, Issue 05 (March 2020). I write about the importance of tea meditation practice for mental health, as well as the precarious experience of running a small business during the pandemic.
EIGHTY DEGREES MAGAZINE, Issue 03 (Nov 2020). I write about my journey exploring Snow Shan ancient tea in Vietnam.
TEA JOURNEY MAGAZINE, June 2019. “The Power of Tea Meditation.”
TEA JOURNEY MAGAZINE, June 2019. “Mindfulness at the Cupping Table.”
THE SOUL & SPIRIT OF TEA, published essayist in this collected works book featuring 21 authors from across the tea industry. (2013)