- Shadi Afshar was born in the UK and moved to Texas at the age of five. Coming from a Persian heritage, she has been surrounded by tea all her life. Much of her family, including her father, work for Ahmad Tea London. Initially, she had little interest in the tea industry and focused her career in technology and then, later, in social media and marketing. It wasn't until she joined her father at the 2010 Fancy Food Show in San Francisco that she recognized not only her own interest in tea, but also the level of passion and conversation that exists in the tea industry. After making her dream move to New York in late 2011, she decided to work with her father at Ahmad Tea London and has loved every moment. She has gone from being a daily coffee drinker to an "English Breakfast in the morning and Mint Green tea at night" drinker. She enjoys learning about the proper etiquette of afternoon tea and then hosting tea and various delicious chocolates at her NYC studio for her friends. Let her know if you're ever in the city - she'll happily have a cuppa with you!
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|Afternoon tea with Lady Sippington||30 Apr 2013|
|A tale of three tea shops||20 Feb 2013|
|Reeling in the customer with eye-popping packaging||17 Jan 2013|
|The journey of a tea newbie||20 Dec 2012|