Winter Fancy Food Show in S.F. will feature lots of tea.

Teatulia products at Winter 2011 Fancy Food Show. Photo: National Association for the Specialty Food Trade. Used with permission.

The Winter Fancy Food Show, hosted by the National Association of Specialty Foods, is scheduled for Sunday, January 15 through Tuesday the 17th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and will feature the best food and drink from around the world. The Northern Ireland Naturally organization is one featured group, and they will have a booth at the show, introducing a variety of environmentally-friendly Northern Irish companies, and all-natural products “with heritage and provenance” including Grace’s Irish Biscuits, who will also launch their “Titanic” line of jam in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the H.M.S. Titanic; Pujana Tea, who will present their Irish Breakfast Tea and green tea as well as peppermint and camomile tisanes; Suki Tea, who will present their gourmet tea blends including one called Belfast Brew, and Alfee’s Flatbreads.  Look for some of these products on shelves in San Jose!

The trade show, which is unfortunately not open to the public, will also feature lots of American specialty food and drink companies. Many of them are familiar to San Jose tea-lovers, including Oregon Chai, Numi Tea and Stash. Because most, if not all, of the overseas companies also do business internationally, some or all of the following tea-related products may become available in San Jose:

Ajiri Tea, Kenyan Black Tea -- Sofi Award Winner from 2011. Photo: National Association for the Specialty Food Trade. Used with permission.

Aiya’s Matcha Zen Cafe Blend
Bhakti Chai
Boston Tea Company
Ceylon Teas
Choice Organic Teas
Fivemiletown Creamery
Honest Tea
Irwin’s Bakery
Numi Organic Tea
Oregon Chai
Ridgway’s Tea
Sencha Naturals – Green Tea Inspired Foods
Stash Organic Teas
Teatulia Organic Single Garden Teas
Tea Forte, Inc.
The Republic of Tea
Tipu’s Authentic Indian Chai
Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Company

Gluten-free baked goods, perfect to eat with a cup of tea, will also be included.  Local stores that carry one or several of these products include Walmart, Dean & DeLuca, Whole Foods, Andronico’s, Lunardi’s and other specialty food shops as well as British Imports in Campbell. Keep an eye out for new tea products appearing throughout the South Bay this year!

Copyright 2012, Elizabeth Urbach.

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For more information:
Winter Fancy Food Show website
National Association of Specialty Foods website
Winter Fancy Food Show 2012 Press release
“2012 Dine about town and Fancy Food Show attract gourmets to SF”
“Fancy Food Show in San Francisco January 15 – 17, 2012”
“Gluten Free floods Fancy Food Show in SF”
“5 ways a tea-lover can be environmentally friendly”
“American Tea Mavericks interviewed in San Francisco”
“Review of Oregon Chai Original Chai Tea Latte concentrate”

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