Wednesday, October 04, 2017

NW Tea Fest 2017

 A fantastic year at the NW Tea Fest 2017We celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the event in a larger venue, allowing for new vendors and instructors.  I've been fortunate to attend 7 out of 10 years, and my love of tea has grown with each year. Here are a few highlights from 2017:

Ephemeral filter, from the skeleton of a Bhodi tree leaf

Ingrid explains the Indiegogo Campaign for a Global Tea Exchange
(I've donated!  Consider an investment in tea's future.)

Brewing in the Wu-Wo tea ceremony, gifted with glorious sunshine

Celebrating friends - Shiuwen and staff from Floating Leaves Tea

The vendor floor, and Portlanders drinking tea

Oolong Owl Blogger Char

Aged white tea that Char brewed up

Excited to taste teas from Colombia, too!  More on that to come.

I was a panelist in a Blogger forum, and co-taught a class on Bowl Style Brewing.  Fun!  And thanks to my co-instructor Ana!

Congratulations and thank you to Julee, Doug and the team that has made this event fantastic for 10 years.  Lifting my teacup to many more!


Raj said...

Looking forward to raising our cups with you!

Marilyn Miller said...

One of these days I need to attend with the girls and sit over tea with you. Love sharing WuWo Tea Ceremony with you. Oh, I hadn't noticed your pretty fan. It is amazing to just attend and sip and greet friends here. Nice post! Loved sitting in on the blogger forum too.

Rosemary said...

Looks like a perfect celebration of tea! Great photos of another great tea festival!

Margie said...

What a fun event! Here's to 10 more years of this amazing tea festival.

Angela McRae said...

How fortunate you are to have such a great tea event nearby (and they were fortunate to have you on a panel!). I'm intrigued about tea coming from Colombia (home of a friend) and will be watching for that!