Nicole said

New Tea Festival - Chicago, Nov 1-3, 2019

Along with a small volunteer committee, I am in the process of finalizing the details of the first Chicago International Tea Festival for November 1-3, 2019!

We have 43 vendor booths, 60+ lectures and classes, 4 special meal events featuring tea, cultures and tea personalities. A people’s choice tea competition, a great deal on hotel rooms at the venue which is in a prime location in Chicago’s Loop and more to come! Our speakers are local, national and international tea industry insiders, tea bloggers and regular tea enthusiasts just like you.

Details can be found at, on Facebook @chicagoteafest and Instagram @chiteafest. You can sign up on the website for an infrequent newsletter to stay informed about developments with the festival or give a follow to the event posting on Facebook.

Also, we will need volunteers to pull this off. Everyone involved in organizing the event is a volunteer, with no one receiving a salary at all and any proceeds from the event going to paying deposits for the 2020 event! Details on volunteering can be found on the website as well. Volunteer and get into all 3 days for free!

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(Waves to Nicole) Good to see you doing great tea things! I wish I was anywhere near Chicago…

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Sil select said

oh man…wonder if the kiddo would let me do this…

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mtchyg said

Hmm… That’s within a few hours of me… Week before my birthday. Could be a cool birthday present for myself. Haha

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So Liquid Proust is yet another victim of this broken site that no one will fix, and unable to post messages on the forums. He wanted someone to post here that he will be at the Chicago Tea Festival.

Kittenna said

Sad. I have yet to encounter the majority of issues people are having aside from occasional loading issues with messages; I can’t imagine how frustrating that would be.

Also, this sounds fun and I wish I could go!

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bumping this up to the top

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Did any of you go? How was it?

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I assume any 2020 festival was a bust. Plans or expectations for a 2021 in Chi? hope

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