Tracy Stern, Master Tea Blender, is passionate about tea and always has been, Her passion goes back to her days as a small child when she accompanies her parents on antique buying excursions to Europe. She was encouraged by her parents to start her own collection of teacups. As her collection of teacups expanded, she reveled in the history of tea as well as the luxuriousness of the table settings. After studying art and art history in Europe and visiting all the most established tearooms throughout the world, she came back to America and opened her own tearoom in Tampa, Florida.
Her inspiration came from the French salons and elegant tearooms from the 17th Century. The salons of Europe hosted the society of the day bringing people together
as the social connector where artists, musicians, society people, and the fashionable set as well as royalty could blend famously and gather to discuss the topics of the day. This the common denominator that runs through all facets of her brand today.
Tracy is the author of several tea books: teaparty and tea for you and is the founder of salontea, an international tea company with tea shops in Dubai, Paris and Vancouver. Over 50 tea infused products sold nationwide. Creator of royaltea in Tampa, Florida.