Elmwood Inn Fine Teas and Benjamin Press sprang from the success of
the Elmwood Inn Tea Room. Over its 14 years of existence (1990-2004), Elmwood Inn
developed an international reputation as one of America's favorite
locations for a traditional afternoon tea. In 2000, the tea room
became the first American venue to be included in the prestigious GUIDE
TO BEST TEA PLACES, published annually by The Guild of British Tea
After serving thousands of
guests, the tea room closed on July 31, 2004 in order for us to grow
our expanding wholesale tea and publishing businesses.
long-time educators, we have always felt the need to share our tea talents with
willing students. Since 2000, over 350 aspiring tea entrepreneurs from
across the world have attended Elmwood Inn Fine Tea's TEA 101 Master Class. These seminars, along with our 14 tea books, continue to inspire tea professionals everywhere.
Elmwood Inn is committed to spreading the good news of tea to a thirsty world. We like to call it "a cup of serenity."
Bruce and Shelley Richardson, owners
Elmwood Inn Fine Teas is dedicated to pouring out the wisdom of tea. Our goals
are to explore the world in search of extraordinary teas, to honor and
respect the source of those teas, and to make those teas available. We
are committed to sharing the ideal that, for us, tea is a lifestyle and
not a commodity.
Benjamin Press is dedicated to being
leading publisher of tea media. Our goal is to produce aesthetically
pleasing and professionally researched materials that educate and