Tea Festival Coming Soon

 

Exciting news tea lovers!  The 2020 International Tea Festival, an annual event normally held in Chicago, is now a virtual event.  If you couldn’t attend before due to travel or time constraints, this may be your chance!

It will be held Saturday, November 7 & Sunday, November 8.  There will be a virtual vendor floor, livestream presentations, some pre-recorded classes and some free and also pay to attend classes.  Class topics include:

  • Tea & health
  • Several tea tastings (sign up by the deadline of Oct. 9 so they can ship the tea to you)
  • Tea blending
  • Hosting a tea party
  • Cooking with tea
  • Grower talks:  from India, China, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and Mississippi!
  • and my favorite, tea cocktails!

It looks like there will be something for everyone.  Beginners who want to learn more about tea will have a fun time exploring.  If you’re an experienced tea sipper, I don’t doubt there will be something new you haven’t seen before.  

General Admission Pass (Free): Register to have access to the event, vendors, and free classes.  Can purchase additional classes.

Tea Lover Pass ($25): Everything thing from General Admission Pass + swag box shipped to you with porcelain tasting cup, samples of teas/goodies. Access to some pre-recorded content, livestream main room presentations. Ability to all purchase pay-per classes with no shipping fees for additional materials sent by festival.

For more details on the 2020 International Tea Festival, click here.

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