Lauren Hall-Stigerts has been a traditional tea enthusiast since she studied the Japanese Tea Ceremony in 2007. She is passionate about sharing her unquenchable love of premium tea and the knowledge she gathers along the way. Although her preferred tea origin countries are China, Taiwan, and Japan, Lauren enjoys learning about emerging tea regions where the leaves are grown and processed in traditional styles. She is a partner at C.C. Fine Tea (formerly Smacha Tea).