We hope you will join us September 28 & 29, 2024 to explore the World of Tea!
Come and join us on September 28rd & 29th in 2024.
Held in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center, 301 Mercer St, Seattle WA 98109
- see the map under Visit Us tab.
We will use this space and our Facebook Page to keep you updated for any further developments.
Celebrating 14 Tea Festivals!
Our festival in 2024 will be the fourteenth Northwest Tea Festival
Join us for a fun and educational two-day event showcasing the multifaceted world of tea. The goal of the festival is to provide experiences covering all aspects of tea, from the cultural to the historical and the sensory to the scientific. The festival is appropriate for people of all ages and all levels of tea experience, from mildly curious folks to passionate, life-long aficionados.
Each year festival organizers bring together authors, industry experts, buyers, retailers, artists, and educators to help you experience something new and expand your enjoyment of this most fascinating of beverages!
Immerse yourself in the tea experience:
- Sample some of the finest teas from all over the world.
- Attend presentations led by leading tea authors and industry experts.
- Meet premier tea and tea ware suppliers.
The 2024 festival will be open:
10 AM - 6 PM Saturday, September 28th
10 AM - 4 PM Sunday, September 29th
Entry is open to the public, with an admission fee of $20 per person.
Admission allows entry to both days - Saturday & Sunday.
Children under twelve are admitted free.
A porcelain tasting cup and shopping bag will be provided as part the admission fee (as long as supplies last). The tasting cup allows sampling of tea at the program sessions and at the exhibiting vendor booths.
There is no additional cost for entry to the exhibiting vendor area. Stage presentations, Tea Bar activities and many workshop sessions are free.
Some workshops do have additional fees. Refer to the schedule page for details.
Share your NW Tea Festival Story!
As we celebrate 14 years of the biggest tea party on the West Coast, we're focusing on what makes the festival great. Help us share our story and plan for the coming years by telling us your ideas and festival stories. Please also give us your thoughts on what makes the festival great, how it affects people’s lives, and what you’d like to see in our next decade. Take a few minutes to complete our brief survey by clicking here
Pictures from the Festival:
News & Announcements
The 11th annual Northwest Tea Festival was held on September 29th and 30th in Seattle Center's Exhibition Hall. This was the second year in the new larger space and the festival has already grow considerably with more vendors and an impressive lineup of guest speakers and presenters.
We had the unique opportunity to taste a broad range of Kenyan teas covering the spectrum of oxidation.
The August 18th World of Tea event was a focused tasting of a wide range of teas grown and produced in Kenya, presented by Cinnabar Wright (Phoenix Tea). There were a variety of teas selected from the categories of white, green, black, and oolong. Each tea had its own distinctive character and all were true teas from the Camelia sinensis plant.
Thanks to everyone who attended! As always, we hope you'll join us for the next World of Tea event.