is a music teacher in the Richardson School District. He has been a Cultured Cup customer for 20+ years, and is currently helping out in the store on Sundays. He has passed the first two levels of the STI (Specialty Tea Institute) tea education program, and is currently developing several tea lesson plans for the kids at his school. He is particularly experienced in the world of green tea.
is a poet who lives in the Dallas area. She is skilled at sensory evaluation, and has already been tasting and evaluating teas for the Cup's tasting panel since last Fall. Her regular job is with State Farm Insurance, but she is passionate about tea and writing.
is a professional in the world of sensory evaluation. He has worked for several years with Frito Lay in that department, and has also been tasting for The Cup's tasting panel for the last few months. He lives in Atlanta at the moment, and has passed the first two levels of the STI tea education program.
has worked with The Cup in various capacities since 2008, working with Kyle on blending, tasting, and evaluation of teas, as well as assisting in comparative tasting courses at the World Tea Expo. He has passed three levels of the STI tea education program, and is currently coordinating The Cultured Cup Tasting Panel. He recently earned his doctorate in English – Poetry, and currently lives in Austin.
is a Technical Director in the video game industry. Looking to see what the world of tea held beyond tea bags he found the Cultured Cup 17 years ago and has been a tea enthusiast ever since. This passion for tea led to establishing a regular afternoon tea at work and introducing a number of coworkers to tea and The Cultured Cup. He has passed the first two levels of the Specialty Tea Institute's tea education program.
is a wine educator in the WSET wine education program, a program in which he has earned WSET Level 3
. Geoff is also employed as a consultant for a corporation in Dallas, is a tea enthusiast, and a skilled blind-taster with an excellent palate.
is a musician who is currently working towards a bachelor's degree in music theory at the University of Houston. He is also an oboist who periodically performs at Lover's Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas. Though still fairly new to the world of tea, his interest in it has grown rapidly in part due to The Cultured Cup. Aaron
hopes to one day earn a doctorate and become a professor of music.