Well, Friends, the first ever San Francisco International Tea Festival has come and gone, and we could not have asked for a better experience. It was a bright, beautiful Saturday on the Bay, the Ferry Building was resplendent, the tea was delicious, and our guests were delightful. It is abundantly clear to us now, just how much California loves tea. Tickets sold out online several days before the event, and the turnout was so impressive, we almost had to turn away guests at the door. (Almost!) If you missed out on the fun, don't worry. We will most certainly be planning even bigger and better for next year.
Roy signs a copy of The Great Teas of China for a Festival guest.
Roy gives a lecture on Chinese Tea.
A rapt audience learns about the Gung Fu Tea ceremony.
A beautiful volunteer, dressed in traditional clothing, tosses good luck charms for festival guests.
Grace Fong and James Touzel greet customers at Imperial Tea Court's display booth.
All our exhibitors in one place!
A BIG Thank You to all our wonderful and generous volunteers. We could not have done it without you!