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Jeni Dodd

Jeni Dodd Tea
Born and raised in America’s heartland, Jeni Dodd has journeyed far afield from the plains of Kansas to remote tea-growing regions throughout the world in search of the perfect cup of tea.  She has visited all of the major, as well as many of the up-and-coming, tea-producing countries witnessing, first-hand, the dedication, labor and passion required from growers and producers to create your cup of tea.  As the owner and founder of Jeni Dodd Tea, a company dedicated to importing hand-crafted, unique specialty teas and offering tea education for groups and events, Jeni seeks to expand the public’s awareness of the specialty tea market and lead consumers to discover the exquisite joy of the leaf.
Jeni, a Certified Tea Specialist, now teaches future tea entrepreneurs and enthusiasts at the Specialty Tea Institute. She has presented several times at World Tea Expo, TEXSOM, as well as regional tea festivals in the United States. She was the keynote speaker at the Australian Tea Cultural Seminar and spoke at the International Tea Festival in Nepal. During COVID she created Grape Grain & Leaf™, a virtual tea cocktail experience featuring a collaboration with a Certified Sommelier from a NYC 3-Star Michelin restaurant. True to her roots, Jeni remains an avid Kansas Jayhawk basketball fan.