Tea Festivals around the world.
Next week is the the 5th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival in NYC. Does anyone have plans to attend or volunteer?
Since most of us have limited travel funds I wanted to start a thread to share information about this and any other Tea Festivals from the proper to the funky. I’m sure I’m not the only one who tries to work tea into every trip so why not plan a trip for tea.
Here’s Charleston Tea Plantation’s (Bigelow) Annual First Flush Festival – the beginning of the harvest at the only tea plantation in America. I’ve been (in off-season) and think it’s worth a visit if you want to see how tea is grown and can’t afford a trip to China, India, etc. They also have probably the freshest green tea you can buy in the states!
“Charleston Tea Plantation and the Bridge at 105.5 Present the 4th Annual First Flush Festival on Sunday May 16, 2010. More information will be forth coming soon.”
$10 of admission to the 5th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival in NYC this weekend if you order tickets online http://www.coffeeandteafestival.com
Promo code: STARFISH (from their email list)
I’ll be heading to the Coffee & Tea Festival. I have to say, it looks quite awesome!
There’s the World Tea Expo in Vegas that looks super-exciting as well.
Email for Las Vegas World Tea Expo http://www.worldteaexpo.com/
Also, I found this: 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Tea Festival http://www.colorado.com/Events.aspx?eid=1227763
There’s tea workshops in them thar hills. August 6 – 8, 2010.
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers Partners With The American Tea Masters Association To Host Tea Extravaganza 2010
official info here: http://www.teamasters.org/teaextravaganza2010.html
The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is proud to announce the 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Tea Festival
July 24 – 25
I’m already making 2 trips to Seattle between next weekend and Sept so I can’t afford to go this year, but I’m so going next year! Thanks for letting me know about this. Have the dates for 2011 been picked yet?
There’s also an STI Certification Class before the festival 9/30 and 10/1. Registration will be available on the website, www.teausa.org. Please contact Ellainy Karaboitis-Christopoulos for additional questions and/or information at [email protected] or at (212) 986-0250.
“Come for Tea” . . . To China!!! China Xiamen International Tea Fair, Fujian Provence, November 5 – 8. www.teamasters.org/xiamen_tea_fair.html.
COFFEE AND TEA FESTIVAL NYC
February 19-20, 2011
As seen on the Food Network’s hit show Unwrapped and selected as one of the 10 Best New York Events April 2009, by www.10best.com, the Coffee And Tea Festival is a celebration of everything related to coffee and tea,” said Lynda Calimano, Event Producer. “We’re especially delighted this year to host the Ultimate Barista Challenge. Attendees are in for a real treat,” she added. The event is open to the public and the trade. www.CoffeeAndTeaFestival.com.
The Ultimate Barista Challenge is an action packed competition where baristi compete in a dueling stage of identical espresso stations hoping to be crowned the Ultimate Barista. “A little bit Iron Chef and a little bit American Idol, it is fun and captivating for the baristi and audience members alike,” said Sherri Johns, creator of the Ultimate Bari sta Challenge international competition. “We are absolutely thrilled to be featured at the Coffee and Tea Festival of New York. The coffee community there is buzzing. I am so impressed with local roasters and baristi. We should see a great challenge,” added Johns.
The event offers two days of fun and interactive classes/lectures/demos from well-known industry pros and pioneers. Programming highlights include topics as varied as coffee cupping & tasting, afternoon tea etiquette, making tea cocktails, and incorporating coffee into your favorite recipes.
Included among the featured exhibitors are Melitta, Tavalon Tea, Harney & Sons Fine Teas, Jalima Coffee, Fang Gourmet Tea, Shapna Tea & Coffee, TeaClassics, Hancha Tea, Coffee Lab Roasters, Montauk Beverage Works, Runa, Joe’s Coffee House, Vansh Dairy, Java Monster, Teesa’s Garden, The Tea Set, Entenmann’s Coffee, World Green Tea Association, and the Tea Association of the U.S.A. The newest additions to the exhibitor lineup include two NYC exclusive tea rooms, The Tea Gallery and Mandarin’s Tea Room, who will be joining us with not just their tea but their highly regarded tea masters.
The event will also help raise funds and awareness for Cup for Education, a non-profit group that provides help to the poor rural coffee communities of Central and Latin America. Goodie bags will include special treats from Adagio, Choice Organic Teas, Rock Ridge Music, and Teeccino Herbal Coffee.
Attendance at the event programs is included in the nominal, $20 all-day-pass. Goodie bags will be distributed to the first 1500 attendees each day. Tickets, which include sampling from the international lineup of coffee and tea exhibitors as well as attendance at the classes/seminars/demos, can be purchased at the event website: www.CoffeeAndTeaFestival.com.
Exhibitor inquiries: 631-940-7290.