About Us

Our Story

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We started our business back in 2004 with a mission of making tea education fun and informative. Our tea journey has taken us to many parts of the world and we never stop learning. 

We are authorized by the Protocol School of Washington to teach tea etiquette. We have traveled around the world to personally experience afternoon tea in a variety of venues from palaces to out-of-the-way spots.  We've been to tea plantations in China and taken tea from Chinese tea masters.

We have also traveled throughout the US, enjoying tea time from California to New York.  We've met some amazing tea folks along the way and have so many tea room recommendations for you! 

Barb Gulley

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Never-ending student of tea, Co-Owner of Barb's TEA Service, Tea Etiquette Consultant/Protocol School of Washington,  Marketing and Management College Instructor, BA in Political Science, MBA, World Traveler - England, Scotland, France, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia and all over the U.S. 

Rachel Gulley

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.Logistics and tea brewing expert.  Marketing and Operations Manager  and Co-Owner of Barb's TEA Service. BA in History, BA in Political Science with a Minor in Chinese and Masters in Market Research. World traveler - China, India, England, France, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Sweden and all over the US.