Born and raised in America’s heartland, Jeni Dodd has journeyed far afield the plains of Kansas to remote tea-growing regions throughout the world in search of the perfect cup of tea.
Visiting all of the original tea-producing countries, as well as many of those that are up and coming like Nepal witnessing the dedication, labor and passion required from growers and producers to create your cup of tea.
As the owner and founder of Jeni Dodd Tea, a company dedicated to importing hand-crafted, unique specialty teas and offering tea education for groups and events, Jeni seeks to expand the public’s awareness of the specialty tea market and lead consumers to discover the exquisite joy of the leaf.
Jeni, a Certified Tea Specialist and teacher at Specialty Tea Institute. Jeni was honored to be awarded Best Speaker for the last five years at World Tea Expo in 2023. She has also presented at TEXSOM, as well as regional tea festivals in the United States. She was the keynote speaker at the Australian Tea Cultural Seminar and spoke at both the 2018 and 2023 International Tea Festival in Nepal. During COVID she created Grape Grain & Leaf™, a virtual tea cocktail experience featuring a collaboration with a Certified Sommelier from a NYC 3-Star Michelin restaurant. She continues to practice law in New York City and true to her roots, Jeni remains an avid Kansas Jayhawk basketball fan.