About Me

So glad you would like to get to know me better!

My name is Traci Levy and I am infusiastic about all things Camellia sinensis.

Traci Levy, AKA teainfusiast, sitting on a cozy sofa and holding a cup of tea.

I have been drinking tea since I was a small girl. 

But, I didn’t realize that there was a wide world of tea beyond Lipton until middle school, when someone gave my mother a set of tiny, brightly colored tins full of different kinds of loose-leaf teas. 

After college I began exploring loose-leaf, single-estate teas from all over the world. Many tea classes, workshops, books, and cups of tea later, I am still in love with tea.

Tea is first and foremost a joy for me. Deepening my mindfulness practice with the companionship of tea is also a beautiful, ongoing journey.

I have extensive teaching and workshop experience through my career in Higher Ed. In 2021-2022, I completed a fantastic tea teacher training program through Being Tea.* In 2022, I also started organizing online tea events.

I created the Tea Infusiast website to share what I sip, what I learn, and what I love about tea. It’s a space where we can connect with each other through the magic of tea. If you’d like to stay connected via email and learn about special promotions, events, recent posts, and more, I invite you to subscribe to my newsletter. Subscribers will only receive one or two emails per month and can unsubscribe at anytime.

I’m happy to discuss potential event or experience collaborations. I am particularly interested in the ways tea can help us slow us down, experience the fullness of our existence, traverse time, and connect to each other. Slowing down and stories are particularly important to me.

Sometimes, I am able to review tea or tea-related things. I am always transparent when I do reviews of anything I didn’t buy at full price. You can read my review policy here. [Note: I regret I am not able to take on tea reviews with NEW partners before March 2023.]

If you would like to connect beyond this website and my newsletter, I’m most active on Instagram. Direct messaging me @teainfusiast on Instagram is a great way to reach me.

P.S. My pronouns are she/her.

*To see my thoughts on why the Being Tea Teacher Training program is so important, check out this post where Marco from Steap’d interviews me.