You may think I am a dreamer, but honestly,
all I want to do is to have fun with tea.
have fun with tea.
play with tea.
do something with tea.
Hi, thanks for visiting Tea Creative! My name is Soo (pronounced Sue). I am here to share everything from a tea drinker’s point of view.
I am a tea lover. I also work as a tea professional. Regardless, my daily goal is to live happily with tea :D!
We live in a world where things dramatically change. Tea Creative evolves daily and does things differently. I hope my journey inspires you to explore the world of tea.
Tea is my passion.
To deliver what's visible, I start from what's invisible.
I believe in the power of creativity & community.
Vision: Enhance people's lives by flourishing tea culture in the world.
Imagine a world where people are healthy and not afraid of embracing who they are. With tea, that’s possible.
With talent, skill, and passion,
I am interested in solving complex problems
tea, people, and our planet.
This is how I've been growing as a tea professional.
I grew up in South Korea
A home to the long history of making artisan teas. Although South Korea is full of coffee drinkers, I grew up experiencing tea and tisane.
I studied abroad in the United States
A home to Teavana, Bigelow, Argo, Celestial Seasonings, this is the era I experienced a wide range of tea bags and tea stores.
Established in 1933 in India. Golden Tips is among the oldest & most reputed brand from India. I worked with Golden Tips as a freelance researcher.
I stepped foot into the world of tea with a more studious mind.
I entered a world of tea mixology.
I started a 4-week tea cocktail course and got more curious about how I could learn more about tea professionally.
I became a certified tea sommelier
I spent a year studying and learning about tea as a professional. When I received my certification, I knew this was just the beginning, not the end.
Tea Drinkers in Korea
I created a tea community based in South Korea. Tea Drinkers in Korea is a community where people drink, talk, and get to know this world better through tea gatherings. We respect diversity and take tolerance very importantly.
I researched and developed a tea bottle that’s stylish, practical, light, transparent, and affordable to the market.
Australia and T2
I moved to Australia and joined the iconic tea brand T2 that revolutionised tea in Australia.
Sydney Tea Festival
Two days after I arrived in Australia, I joined Sydney Tea Festival as a volunteer staff. Sydney & Melbourne Tea Festival inspired me so much and gave me a strong foundation to organise Nomad Tea Festival in 2020.
Fine Food Australia & Australian International Tea Expo
Fine Food Australia is the leading trade event for the food industry.
Running for 36 years, the event has welcomed thousands of food industry professionals from Australasia and beyond, through show doors. I was a guest speaker for Australian International Tea Expo that was jointly occurred with the Find Food Australia at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).
Tea Drinkers in Australia
I created a tea community based in Australia.
Nomad Tea Festival
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many tea events announced heart-breaking cancellation, affecting thousands of people from small tea farmers to tea passionate fans. I hosted a 24-hour virtual tea festivals assisting 43 businesses and speakers over 500+ guests from 59 countries.
Nomad Tea Festival Europe
I co-hosted a virtual tea festival for the tea market in Europe.
Yugen Tea Bar
I joined a global celebration of tea called Yugen Tea Bar in Melbourne, Australia.
Nomad Tea Festival Australia
The endless adventures
I love exploring and travelling around the world, especially for tea themes. These are the countries and places I’ve visited so far. I divided them based on how I travelled separately: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States,