Tea Festival Speakers

Roy Fong welcomes some of the most beloved tea educators to the 
2nd Annual S.F. International Tea Festival

Roy Fong, James Norwood Pratt, Michael Spillane, Rona Tison  


The S.F. tea festival offered a rare opportunity to speak directly with some of "tea's" most respected representatives.  Each spoke to packed rooms or sold-out focused tastings, filled with tea lovers thirsty for the experience. 

For the first time, Roy offered his, Full Cycle of Gong Fu, as well as one of his most popular topics, Great Teas of China.  Rona Tison, Sr. Vice President of Ito en, taught a similar class, Great Teas of Japan and Michael Spillane, President of G.S. Haly Company, conducted an hour seminar on the history of tea in the U.S. 

Other speakers, not pictured above were Devan Shah of International Tea Importers and Frank Hadley Murphy, author of "The Spirit of Tea". 

Roy Fong and Devan Shah

Frank Hadley Murphy



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