Philip Parda, Tea Purveyor, Tea Educator, Master Blender, Master Gardener, founder & President of WorldSource International, (a consumer & wholesale tea import business), and Student of Tea. Philip is also creator of DrinkGreatTea.com the company’s tea education site & Tea MarketPlace, and co-founder of Savvy Tea Gourmet, an award winning Tea Market & Café in Madison, CT. DrinkGreatTea.com’s on-line Tea MarketPlace features teas Philip has found on his tea travels throughout the world of tea.
Philip has spent over 47 years as a student of tea, researching, discovering, and enjoying tea. His affair with tea started in the 70’s when he first became more aware of green tea and its reputed health benefits. The infatuation with tea quickly moved from health interest to pleasure and on to a passionate dedication.
He became a life-long student of tea, and ultimately decided to spend his life working with tea and the global tea community every day. He created a mission of helping people around the world to “Improving Lives with Tea…One Sip at a Time”.