This series of events is being presented by:

The Northwest Tea Festival

The World of Tea Series

Thank you so much for your support of the Northwest Tea Festival and our World of Tea Series over the past five years. We have concluded the schedule for this series of events for 2013.

Check back in 2014 for a listing of more great World of Tea Series.

Completed Events

Thank you to all who attended.
Led by Brett Boynton and Virginia "Cinnebar" Wright,
attendees tasted six rare teas from four distinct growing regions.
Wonderful teas in an elegant setting - a real treat.

A Flight of Rare Teas

with Phoenix Tea

Saturday, June 15th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Limited to 12 participants, @$25.00 per person
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Join Phoenix Tea on a tasting flight through six exquisite and unusual teas, carefully chosen from our extensive selection of fine loose-leaf pure teas and sourced specifically for this event. The selection will include teas from at least four distinctly different growing regions, and will present a wide range of tasting experiences. We intend to introduce you to teas you are unlikely to encounter anywhere else.

Each guest will be given a porcelain cup to use during the tasting and to keep. Attendees will also have the opportunity to choose one sample to take home, from among a selection of all six of the teas in the tasting.

We sell and promote the teas and tea traditions of regions all over the world, and look forward to sharing our passion for the leaf with you. Visit our website for more information about us.

Phoenix Tea
902 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 495-7330

Visit www.phoenix-teashop.com for more information.
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Thank you for attending.
Led by Jeffrey McIntosh, who shared his vast expertise with Puer Teas.

Puer Tea
A Simple Basic Introduction

at McIntosh Tea Studio

Saturday, May 11, 2013
Three seatings available
12:00pm - 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Limited to 4 participants each seating @ $17.00 each

Join McIntosh Tea for a day of tea tasting. Take a tasting tour of a number of clean and unique Puer teas from the mountains of Yunnan China. This is a great opportunity to explore and appreciate the taste differences Puer tea has to offer.

Learn the difference between Raw vs Ripe, Ancient Arbor vs Small Bush, Dry Stored vs Wet Stored, and how storage greatly effects the aging process and taste of Puer tea.

Each tasting session is limited to 4 attendees and will last approximately 1.5 hours. Learn a brief history of the Puer tea market over the last 100 years and the differences between the American tea market and the Chinese tea market. The tasting tour will include 2004 raw and ripe Puer (from the same area and storage conditions). Learn how to tell if your tea is clean and what quality it is.

The McIntosh Tea Studio is arranged in traditional Chinese style with seating on the floor around a tea tasting table. Chair seating will also be available if desired.

Be Happy. Drink Good Tea!

McIntosh Tea Studio
1214 Boylston Ave #202
Seattle, WA, 98101
(206) 458-8160

Visit us on the web at: http://www.mcintoshtea.com/
and also for more pictures from McIntosh Tea Studio go to: facebook.com/teaimports
Click here to see the location of McIntosh Tea Studio

Thank you to everyone who attended.
Led by Roberta Fuhr, it was an adventure through 8 teas from Hawaii.
Great teas are being produced in the US!

Experience Hawaii Grown Teas

at Experience Tea Studio

Sunday, May 5, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Limited to 12 participants @ $20.00 each

Is tea successfully grown in the US? This is one of the most frequently asked questions when people visit Experience Tea Studio.

We make exquisite teas in the US-in our own Hawaiian Islands. Reportedly, there are 19 tea gardens in Hawaii with a few of them making tea available for us to try.

Come spend 90 minutes tasting white, green, oolong and black tea grown and processed in Hawaii. You will experience "the taste of place" while learning about the tea production process, where to find tea gardens on the Islands, and all the efforts going into creating a sustainable tea industry there.

Experience Tea Studio
195 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA
(206) 406-9838 - open 12-6 Tuesday-Saturday

Visit us on the web at: http://www.experience-tea.com/
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Thank you to everyone who attended.
Led by Alice Lee, it was an adventure through one Oolong and three Puerh teas.
Great Fun!

The Art of Gong Fu Tea

at Teahouse Kuan Yin

Sunday, April 21, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Limited to 9 participants @ $20.00 each

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Experience the wonders of brewing teas Gong Fu style - a style ubiquitous in Taiwan and common in China. Gong Fu Tea is a ritual of brewing tea that not only produces the most flavorful cup, but is also calming and meditative, promoting a holistic way of experiencing tea. Learn about the history and techniques of Gong Fu tea, and why it is the perfect way to brew oolong and puerh teas. We will demonstrate and explain the pieces behind this brewing style in an interactive process, as well as sample a number of high quality Taiwanese oolong and Chinese puerh teas.

Additionally, all participants will receive a 15% off all loose leaf purchases made that day!

Teahouse Kuan Yin
1911 N. 45th St, Seattle, WA
(206)632-2055 - open 9:00am - 10:00pm daily

Visit us on the web at: http://www.teahousekuanyin.com/
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Thank you to everyone who attended.
Pairing Tea with Cheese is fun and tastes good too!
Thank you to Brain Gilbert from Beecher's Handmade Cheese,
he shared with us a wealth of information about cheese.
Now everyone who attended is ready to explore their own Tea and Cheese experience.


at the Perennial Tea Room


Tuesday, March 19, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Limited to 10 participants @ $20.00 each

Why do some things enhance the flavor of tea and why do some teas enhance the flavor of other foods? Join Julee Rosanoff at the Perennial Tea Room to explore the two ends of this dilemma as it relates to cheese. Participants will taste and explore which teas are cheese enhancers and which cheeses enhance tea. Tastings for Chinese, Indian and Sri Lanken (Ceylon) teas will be paired with cheeses from the Pacific Northwest in an attempt to define what is "good" and what is not.

Note: As an added benefit, after the discussion, the Perennial Tea Room will remain open to allow attendees to have time to shop. All purchases made during that evening will receive a 10% discount.

Perennial Tea Room
1910 Post Alley, Seattle, WA
(206) 448-4054 - open 9:30am - 6:00pm daily

Visit us on the web at: http://perennialtearoom.com/
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