Tea continues to make a splash in the US and Seattle invites you into the immersion!
Join us for the 11th Annual Northwest Tea Festival
September 29 & 30, 2018
Seattle, WA (Spring, 2018) – Nationally recognized as a premier U.S. tea festival, and winning the first ever awarded “Best Grassroots Educational Tea Event” at the 2018 World Tea Expo, the Northwest Tea Festival, will again delight long-time tea lovers and new fans of all ages! This year’s exciting agenda includes over 20 stage presentations, 45 workshops and 25 tea tasting experiences, led by some of the leading tea experts in the country. The interest and fascination with tea keeps growing and so do we with our bigger venue at Seattle Center, the Exhibition Hall! Attendees will be immersed in cultural experiences—tasting and learning all about tea, plus have great shopping opportunity with access to local vendors and nationally respected tea vendors. The festival will be held September 29 & 30, 2018 in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109.
The Northwest Tea Festival attracts growers, international importers and tea specialists to teach, offer tastings and deliver varied cultural experiences to an expected 3,000 attendees. The goal is to provide experiences covering all aspects of tea, from the cultural to the historical and the sensory to the scientific. Internationally recognized speakers and presenters this year includes: James Norwood Pratt; Jane Pettigrew; Bruce Richardson; Linda Louie; Nigel Melican; Thomas Shu; as well as many others.
Entry to the Northwest Tea Festival is $15 for a two-day pass, and if you’re bringing a friend, you can pay $25 for two, two-day passes. No worries about bringing a cup for tasting: the ticket price includes a porcelain tasting teacup, reusable shopping bag, lectures, tea tastings and access to many vendors with wonderful teas for sampling—everything you’ll need for a “tea-licious” day! Select workshops may require additional fees. Seating for workshops is limited and pre-registration for some workshops and additional program information will be available on the festival’s website, www.nwteafestival.com. Hours for the Tea Festival are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30.
Some of our popular programming includes:
For more information on the Northwest Tea Festival visit our web site: www.nwteafestival.com.