About peter

Peter Davenport is one of the founders of Tea Trade. In addition to building, enhancing and supporting Tea Trade and its members, he studies Business Administration and Management at American Public University with a focus on Entrepreneurial Studies and Enterprises.

Pouring tea into Tea Trade

I’m posting this to report some good news about the future of Tea Trade. After a bit of wheeling and dealing, we’ve secured a small investment to finance the growth of Tea Trade and to fund future projects. It’s not a huge amount compared to what tech companies get, but the faith shown by the […]

Do you want to be in the tea business?

You’ve probably heard a lot about how the tea industry is expanding rapidly each year. There are regular news reports about interesting developments and ventures in the industry. In 2011, Teavana, which is the largest brick-and-mortar tea retailer in the United States, went public, offering stock for sale to private investors interested in owning part […]

Tea Trade update coming soon

The latest version of WordPress was released to (WordPress 3.3) and there are some great usability features that are built into it that I think will make blogging on Tea Trade even easier. We aren’t quite ready to do our own update yet (updating too soon can cause problems for complex WordPress installations like Tea […]

Group buying for tea – Would you do it?

As part of our evolving set of services we are offering for the online tea community, we are looking at creating a new website within the Tea Trade Network for group deals in tea buying. Imagine a Groupon or LivingSocial type site devoted entirely to tea and tea-related products. For this, we would partner with […]

iPlaytea.com joins Teatra.de

Another exciting blog has joined the Teatra.de network. iPlaytea.com, migrated onto the network from the Blogger platform and brought with it over 70 posts dating back to June 2010. iPlaytea is a good example of how flexible and adaptable the Teatra.de system is. We worked with the author, Jonathan, as he worked to customize his […]

Using WordPress: Adding images to your posts

Images and pictures make blog posts into something more appealing than a wall of text. They add visual interest, they break up the page and they enhance your content. Adding images to your tea blog posts is easy. The tutorial videos below tell you what you need to add images in Teatra.de’s WordPress software. Add […]