Event Preview Party: Midwest Tea Fest!

This is not a Tea Review, however, it is a pump up session for a great tea-centric Festival!

midwestteafestI have been planning and plotting, arranging my schedule so that I can hit all the great vendors that will be at the Midwest Tea Fest this weekend! Saturday is the big day, and I am completely stoked. Former sister-turned-fabulous-editor-in-chief Liberteas has sampled three teas that are offered by some of the companies, like Herbal Alchemy Teahouse, Shang Tea, and the Queen’s Pantry. I can’t wait to try out the Jane Austen Teas offered by Bingley’s Tras, stock up on herbs offered by Herbal Alchemy, and anything aged from Shang Tea! There are also great and fun non-tea related vendors who I am definitely siked to check out, such as Yoki, a funky company that sells all sorts of cute Asian knickknacks, or Pi Ceramics, who may just have the one cup I have been searching for my whole life. I could really go on and on about the various vendors, but you should really check it out for yourself here.

The presentations and tastings lead by the vendors and sponsors should also be a hit. I am sure to attend the aged white tea session hosted by Sheng Tea, listen to Elyse from Tealet speak of the importance of face to farmer tea, and watch how tea leaves are processed thanks to Single Origin Teas. I know that at the end of the day, all eyes will turn to the Godfather of tea in America, James Norwood Pratt when he does his presentation.

Tune in next time when I show off the actual event and perhaps show you all my tea haul, which I can only imagine will be unreasonably large!

thelastdodo

thelastdodo

I dream in tea.
Hello! My name is Maddi and I love to gongfu and listen to good tunes. I live in Denver, CO with my big dumb malamute and three other people who are not bid dumb malamutes. I like to take boiling hot showers and meditate in my closet. I talk about tea so much that it has become a punch line of sorts with my family and coworkers. Besides my unhealthy obsession with the drink that gives me life, I do yoga frequently, watch Korean Dramas religiously, run as a form of moving meditation, make green smoothies out of any vegetables and fruits within the nearest vicinity, and play video games with my patient and forgiving boyfriend. I also cook for a living and have at least one waffle a day.
Likes: Tea, Teaware, All forms of nature, Old movies, People with infectious laughs, Blankets
Dislikes: Watching sports, People who don’t tip servers, Slipping on ice, drinking tea for the ‘health benefits’
I tend to only drink loose leaf, although I will have a bagged tea every once in a while in an emergency. I also never sweeten my tea because, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!’
I like the following flavors:
Smokey
Floral
Coconut
Majority of chai
Anything Tropical
Vanilla
Grassy/Vegetal
Citrus
Stone fruit/melon
Earth/Wood
I am not so fond of the following flavors:
Hibscus
Lavender
Strong Bergamot
Berries
Chocolate
Cloves/strong cinnamon
thelastdodo

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