Suzette Hammond ("Sooz" they/she) is an award-winning teacher, tea spiritual practitioner, and recognized tea industry trainer of 20 years. Sooz is the founder of Being Tea – an online education, community, and mindfulness practice space. Being Tea is unique for its focus on mental health wellness, trauma sensitivity, and inclusive teaching principles. (Sooz is an Autistic and non-binary person, and also six years sober.) Being Tea's offerings include a membership program with live weekly and recorded classes, and an 8-month first-of-its-kind Teacher Training program for tea professionals and community facilitators. Sooz is also a certified trauma-informed meditation teacher and a former broadcast journalist.