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Jane Pettigrew


 UKTA Founder and Director 

Jane Pettigrew is one of the best-known and most highly respected professionals in the tea world.

She has worked as a writer and educator for over 35 years and is tirelessly committed to sharing her knowledge of tea and improving the standards of tea service.

She teaches tea masterclasses all over the world and has written 17 books on tea.

All the tea courses from The Tea academy Spain have been created by Jane.

  Jane´s titles and awards:

  • Best Tea Publication, Jane Pettigrew's World of Tea, 2019

  • Contributing Editor, TeaTime Magazine

  • British Empire Medal, for her career path, 2016

  • Best Tea Personality, World Tea Awards, 2016

  • Best Tea Personality, World Tea Awards, 2015

  • Best Tea Educator, World Tea Awards, 2014

Pilar Serrano

UKTA Certified Tutor /

Tea Academy Spain Director

Winner of the Tea Masters Cup Spain 2019 and finalist in

the International Tea Masters Cup 2020

Pilar has a bachelor's degree in Economics and another one in Tourism. After 15 years working in management positions for three major international companies, she changed the course of her life in 2014 when she was certified as a Tea Sommelier.

Her passion for tea took her to London where she has now worked for various tea companies such as renowned British tea retailers, one of Europe’s largest tea importers, small-scale tea farmers and the UK Tea Academy.

This adventure has led her to visit tea plantations and stay in touch with tea producers, tea traders, tea experts and tea enthusiasts from all over the world. 


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