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Judi Slack

Judi Slack is a certified tea specialist, certified tea professional, certified tea sommelier, and certified tea health expert by the World Tea Academy. She teaches various tea-related courses at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, a provider of education to individuals 55 and older within an academic environment that recognizes their intellectual interests. She additionally teaches at the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Baldwin Wallace University which also offers senior adults the opportunity to continue learning in a non-competitive academic setting. She also provides informative tea education programs for local libraries.

Ms. Slack organizes the “No Hats Required” Meetup group, with a current membership of 103. The group has been in existence since 2010 and she has organized more than 360 tea-related events for it. Her passionate goal is to educate others on the diverse wonders of tea in general, especially some of the little-known but extremely interesting connections to tea.