Industry leader and artisan tea advocate Brian Keating passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on September 2, at the age of 62. Keating’s legacy includes proprietorship of the groundbreaking TeaCup in Seattle, becoming principal at Sage Group, and becoming the first-ever tea buyer and blend-master at Whole Foods Market.
“Brian was a good friend and supporter of Fresh Cup,” says Fresh Cup Publisher Jan Weigel. “We’re going to miss him dearly.” A celebration of life will be held Sunday, September 16, 4-8 p.m. at the Golden Gardens Bathhouse in Seattle. All are welcome.