Elizabeth Knight - Tea with Friends - Afternoon Tea New York, High Tea, Tea Tours in New York




“For me, tea was the original comfort food. No matter where in the world my military family found ourselves, one of my mother's first acts, in her new kitchen, was to take a battered tea kettle, travel mugs and tea out of our "open-me-first box" and brew the cup that cheers ..."

That early experience instilled a love of tea that Elizabeth Knight has spent her life cultivating. Widely recognized as one of the country’s foremost authorities on tea and entertaining, Knight shares her passion as the founder of Tea with Friends, a website devoted to all things tea.

A certified English Tea Master, Knight studied with Edward Bramah, Executive Director Bramah Tea & Coffee Museum and completed the Whittard Tea Course and Examination, London, England. She is a member of the American Association of University Women, the Culinary Historians of New York, Slow Food International, The Specialty Tea Institute, and The Wayne County Beekeepers.

Elizabeth is the author of bestselling books on the subjects of tea and entertaining including “Tea with Friends,” “Celtic Teas with Friends,” “ Welcome Home, “ and “Tea in the City New York - a tea lover's guide to sipping and shopping in the city. “ She is a frequent guest on national television and radio programs including CBS’ Sunday Morning, WNBC’s Today in New York , WOR’s Food Talk, The Travel Channel, The Home Shopping Network, and QVC.

Knight traveled to China, Cornwall, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Peru, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Taiwan, Tibet, and Wales to research and write numerous articles about tea and travel for Tea Time, Romantic Homes, TEA A MAGAZINE, and various other publications.

As tea sommelier for the historic St. Regis Hotel in New York City and spokesperson for the 40th anniversary of Royal Doulton’s china pattern, Old Country Roses, Elizabeth has created and presented programs in the U.S. and U.K. She regularly speaks to audiences at trade shows, national retailers including Bloomingdale’s and Marshall Fields, cultural institutions including The British National Trust, historical and botanical societies including The Missouri Botanical Garden, and schools including New York University, among others.


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