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James Beard Foundation Welcomes Tea Forte as Exclusive House Purveyor of Fine Tea; Extraordinary Teas Contribute to Creating Remarkable Culinary Experience

CONCORD, Mass., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Tea Forte, the global luxury tea brand, has been selected as the exclusive House Purveyor of artisan-crafted teas for the James Beard Foundation  (JBF), the renowned nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor America's culinary heritage. The company's unique and exquisite tea offerings will be served at the multiple dinners, tastings, and special events that take place more than 200 days a year at the historic James Beard House in New York City.


"We are delighted to have been chosen by America's preeminent culinary organization," said Stuart Avery Gold, Tea Forte's Chief Brand Officer. "To have our tea affiliated with this legendary organization that represents the culinary world's best of class, and for our art of tea to be experienced by top rated chefs and diners from around the world is truly an honor."

"We are so pleased to welcome Tea Forte as House Purveyor of tea at the Beard House," stated Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation. "The elegant presentation and delicious blends have already made a great impression on our members and guests. We look forward to a fruitful partnership over the next year, and beyond!"

Founded in 1986, JBF's mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor America's diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. The Foundation administers a number of diverse programs including educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening, as well as maintains the historic James Beard House as a "performance space" for visiting chefs.


Tea Forte is the award-winning global luxury tea company with offerings enjoyed in over 35 countries where it is presented at leading hotels, restaurants, prestige resorts and high-end retailers. Known for the variety and unparalleled quality of handcrafted teas, design-driven accessories, exquisite packaging and opulent approach, Tea Forte re-imagines and re-defines the tea experience by delivering a delighting and luxuriant encounter. To learn more, please visit or call 1.800.721.1149. Media contact Jane Whitman.