The premiere tea festival in the Pacific Northwest, the Northwest Tea Festival, will delight long-time tea lovers and new fans of all ages with tea tastings, classes, lectures and great shopping with local vendors. Just in time for the official kick-off of “Tea Season,” the festival will once again be held October 5th and 6th, 2013 in the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109.
The Northwest Tea Festival is offering products, information and seminars for more than 2,000 tea lovers and aspiring tea professionals. The goal is to provide experiences covering all aspects of tea, from the cultural to the historical and the sensory to the scientific.
At our Choice Organic Teas booth, we’ll be serving samples of our new Wellness Teas and selling select teas from our collection. Please note, we are only accepting cash and check for purchases.
Entry to the Northwest Tea Festival is free to the public, with a suggested donation of $10 which includes a free porcelain tasting teacup and festival bag. Select lectures and tastings may require additional fees. Seating is limited and pre-registration is suggested and available on the festival’s website, www.nwteafestival.com. Hours for the Tea Festival are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5th and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6th.
New highlights this year will be the Tea in History Art Show, Raku Tea Bowl firing demonstrations, and a Korean Tea Ceremony performance. Additionally, Mike & Emeric Harney of Harney & Sons and James Norwood Pratt, noted tea author, will be featured presenters. Other sponsors this year include: Perennial Tea Room, Ito En, Harney & Sons, Choice Organic Teas, Smacha, Bunn, and Northwest Folklife. A list of this year’s vendors may be found by clicking: http://www.nwteafestival.com/vendor13.php
Returning features of the tea festival include:
- Appearances and teaching by James Norwood Pratt, author and world recognized authority on tea and tea lore, including “James Norwood Pratt’s NEW Tea Lover’s Treasury”
- A full line-up of presentations and workshops on tea and related topics
- Our perennially favorite tea tastings – try new teas and discover new favorites!
- The Wu-wo Tea Ceremony
- Tea and teaware vendors from the Pacific Northwest and across the country showcasing their teas, beautiful teacups, teapots, and tea accessories
For more information on the Northwest Tea Festival visit our web site: www.nwteafestival.com.