(Picture credit score: Northwest Tea Pageant)
Tea aficionados from throughout the Pacific Northwest will meet in
late September for the 12th annual Northwest Tea Pageant, a two-day
occasion in Seattle, Wash.
The pageant, scheduled for Sept. 28-29, brings tea consultants from round
the world to steer a wide range of shows, workshops and tea tastings. The
occasion takes place from 10 a.m. to six p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to four p.m. Sunday
on the Seattle Heart Exhibition Corridor, 305 Harrison Avenue close to the well-known
“The aim is to offer experiences protecting all features of tea,
from the cultural to the historic and the sensory to the scientific,”
organizers Julee and Doug Rosanoff stated in an announcement.
The Northwest Tea Pageant is “a novel
gathering of tea lovers, fanatics, suppliers and shoppers,” based on the
group. The occasion is deliberate and staffed by volunteers, all of whom
are tea lovers coming from various backgrounds. “Over two days, tea is
mentioned, dissected, tasted, debated, amplified and decreased to its primary
factor,” writes Julee Rosanoff.
Pageant attendees have quite a few alternatives to
pattern dozens of teas supplied by distributors and at centered tastings. They are going to be
in a position to take part in workshops and shows on tea and develop their
information, expertise and delight.
The pageant additionally options distributors from throughout america
in addition to from tea producing international locations akin to Japan, Taiwan, India, and
Julee and Doug Rosenoff, and James Norwood Pratt (Photograph courtesy of Northwest Tea Pageant)
The pageant will probably be attended by growers, worldwide importers
and tea specialists as they educate, supply tastings and current cultural
experiences involving tea. In all, planners have organized 10 stage
shows, 30 workshops and 50 tea tastings over the course of the weekend.
Greater than three,000 attendees can study tea and speak with each consultants and
A two-day cross to the Northwest Tea Pageant is $15. A two-person,
two-day ticket prices $25. Youngsters underneath 12 are admitted free. Admission
features a porcelain tasting teacup – appropriate for tea tastings all through the
weekend – whereas provides final in addition to
entry to lectures, tasting occasions, and entry to the various distributors.
Most stage shows and workshop periods are free. The pageant
Tea Bar, positioned on the east facet of the exhibition corridor, is free as properly. It
will probably be open all through every afternoon and will probably be serving dozens of teas in a
number of fast and entertaining themes.
“Comparable teas will probably be in contrast.
Uncommon teas will probably be explored.
Uncommon teas will probably be savored,” organizers stated.
Some chosen workshops, nevertheless, might require extra charges and
seating is restricted. Pre-registration for some workshops will probably be out there
Presenters embrace James Norwood Pratt,
Dawson, Jeni Dodd, Friday
Elliott, Noli Ergas, Ward
Everson, Roberta Fuhr, Kevin
Gascoyne, Char Gascho,
Gronbeck, Suzette Hammond, Linda
Louie, Nigel Melican,
Pan, Elyse Petersen, Bernadette
Petrolta, Raj Vable, Cinnabar Wright.
The whole pageant program continues to be being developed and will probably be
posted on the pageant web site, www.nwteafestival.com. On-line
registration opens Sept. 1. The web site additionally provides hyperlinks to space resorts
providing discounted charges for pageant attendees.
Supply: Northwest Tea Pageant