San Jose will be represented at the World Tea Expo this weekend! The World Tea Expo is a conference and trade show of tea business professionals, from tea growers, vendors, tea blenders, and tea rooms, to teapot and teacup manufacturers, and makers of all kinds of tea equipment, accessories, and products to use or consume with tea. It is the largest tea business trade show in the world, and it will be held in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 24 -26, 2011. Estimated attendance for 2011 is 6000, with 250 exhibitors.
World Tea Expo exhibitors and lecturers will introduce new products, experiments, techniques and trends having to do with tea. They will also announce the winners of the North American Tea Championship. While many locally-familiar tea businesses will be attending, like Samovar Tea Lounge, Rishi Tea, Kusmi Tea, Ito En, and the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, San Jose’s Satori Tea Company will also be present. Satori Tea Bar downtown will be closed while owner Victoria Boyert is at the trade show. Keep an eye on the shelves at the tea shop at San Pedro Square this summer for some great new products and equipment!
Copyright 2011, Elizabeth Urbach.
For more information:
World Tea Expo 2011 website
World Tea Expo promotional video
Samovar Tea Lounge at the World Tea Expo 2010 video
“Steeping Around – Welcome to the World Tea Expo” podcast
“World Tea Expo highlights the hottest 2011 tea trends”
North American Tea Championship website
“Fall 2010 Hot Tea Champions who will be introduced at the World Tea Expo”
“Rowdy politics, refined tea parties a strange brew”
“Anticipation! World Tea Expo 2011, June 24th – 26th”