Japanese Green Tea Company held a booth at the Northwest Tea Festival 2019 in Seattle from September 28-29, 2019.
This is the second year for this event. Here are some of the pictures from the 2018 fair and my personal thoughts from my first-time experience of this type of event so that you can see what it was like at the fair and read about my thoughts and all the lessons I learned from this event.
Last Year's Experience
Last year was our first consumer-related fair experience. We were very overwhelmed with all the tea lovers who came to the fair, but at the same time, we were very excited to meet and hear what people had to say about our products. Thanks to all the help from everyone involved, the fair was a very successful event for us.
Here are some of the pictures from the fair and my personal thoughts from my first-time experience of this type of event, so that you can see what it was like at the fair and read about my thoughts and all the lessons I learned from this event.
Pictures from the 2018 Fair
We have spent a lot of time and effort making a good presentation. I think that the idea of having actual lemons and mikan made the booth look a lot brighter.
One of the most commonly asked questions from the World Tea Expo, which we had earlier in Las Vegas was...
"What is Mikan?"
The answer is: Mikan is a Japanese orange, whose English name is Citrus Unshu.
I wished I could show the actual Mikan at the booth, but I couldn't get one in the middle of the desert in Las Vegas. So this time, I bought it specifically to show at the booth.
This time, with the actual Mikan around the product display, Japanese Green Tea with Mikan sold out first. (If you are interested, it is available online here.)
Preparing for the Booth
Preparation for the booth was a lot easier than at the Las Vegas World Tea Expo.
The simple reason why it was easier is that we drove to Seattle!
One of the hardest logistics of participating in this kind of event is getting things to the booth. For the Las Vegas show, I had a very hard time figuring out what to ship, what to bring, and what to order to be delivered at the booth.
This time, we just packed everything in the car! Easy. : )
We wanted to make sure that the water was of good quality before giving away the sample, so we decided to bring the entire water cooler with us.
Here are pictures of the empty floor while setting up.
The day before the fair, the floor looks empty.
It looks so different when the preparation is going on.
In the Morning
The show floor starts at 10 a.m.; we got to the fair about an hour earlier to get ready. People were already lining up for the fair. Wow.
Many people lining up to get into the Northwest Tea Festival
We just encountered the stuff bringing up the famous Northwest Tea Festival Tea Pot sign!
The Show Starts!
Here is how the show floor looked after the show opened. (See how different it is from the empty floor above before opening.) There are so many people that it is even hard to move around the booth.
Northwest Tea Festival - the floor is packed with people
Here are some more pictures of our booth. Thank you so much for everyone stopping by! I wish we had more time to chat, but we were so busy preparing samples for everyone.
We were lucky to be situated in a corner booth, so we could show more products on the side.
Here is a picture of me at the booth. : )
Overall, it was a super fun and exciting event. Thank you very much for everyone who came to the booth.
I look forward to keeping in touch and being connected with you all. Thank you!
Other Events We Participate
Here are some of the other events in which we participated and the pictures and videos from past events.