Hey Everybody! World Tea East is having its second grand event in Philadelphia, Oct 2-3. It will be at the Convention Center. I am hoping to go this year, so there will be no floods, tornadoes, hurricanes or tropical storms to get in the way. Last year I was marooned on our hill, along with several others for several days.
There will be a New Business Boot Camp for those wanting to start a business or who have recently done so. Jane Pettigrew will be presenting this. The world will be toured in tea tastings for an entire day, Oct. 1, from 8 am to 5 pm. More tea will be tasted in focused classes. The winners for 2012's North American Tea Championships will be introduced to the Eastern and Southern states and there will be a real emphasis on tea quality. There will be over 100 tea merchants present.
Although this is primarily aimed at business owners, there is likely to be a great deal for those of us who are not. Consider going, so you can see and taste the new teas and tea-related products, meet up with tea professionals and network with other tea lovers!
Please go to www.worldteaeast.com for more information - you'll be glad you did. As I learn more, there will be updates here, as well.