Reporting live from The World Tea Expo… I have always wanted to say that! Even better than wanting to say those words is the fact that Tea Escapade’s attendance at The World Tea Expo is reality. For the last few months, I have waited eagerly for this infamous tea event that began on Saturday, May 2nd.
We arrived late Friday night and I anticpated walking on the exhibit floor the moment I stepped off the plane. Saturday morning, bright and early, I attended my first class – Comparative Origin Cupping taught by David De Candia. This skill building workshop lived up to my high expectations and then some. Don’t worry… there are definitely more details to come, as well as pictures.
The rest of the day was spent walking the exhibit floor. Pacing myself was critical as each tea vendor freely shared samples of both hot and cold brewed tea. After cupping numerous teas during the workshop, becoming tea logged, was eminent.
To quickly recap my World Tea Expo adventure for the day…
- Attendance at one of the skill building workshops.
- Visiting and chatting up numerous vendors, including, but not limited to, Teas Etc., Harney and Sons, Rishi Teas, Aiya, Kim Bees, and Hunan Tea Co., LTD.
- A delightful interview with Beth Johnston from Teas Etc. – coming soon.
- Unexpected meeting with one of our favorite bloggers – Tea Guy.
The World Tea Expo ended with the World Tea Championship, which I regrettably missed. I admit, we attended Cirque de Soliel. The winners, however, will be published shortly.
That’s all for now!