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Chris MacNitt

Starbucks Coffee Company
Tea Development Lead │ Global Tea Quality
Chris MacNitt started his tea journey at eight years old and grew up in his family’s tea business. Steeped in passion, he joined Teas Etc. at nineteen to develop their tea blends and manage their raw material quality. While working for Teas Etc. In 2016, he was approached by Starbucks Coffee Co. to be a sr. tea quality specialist. Recently he has been elevated to the role of tea development lead. He has done extensive travel in the east Asian origins and has had the privilege of tasting alongside elite tea tasters throughout his formative years. When not tasting or traveling for work he enjoys sitting down with a good book and a pot of oolong tea, or puer. 

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, March 21

3:15pm PDT