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See You in Las Vegas!

by Cynthia Fazekas

Sinensis City

We are gearing up and finalizing details for the upcoming World Tea Expo at the end of this month, where we will turn Sin City into (Camellia) SINensis City. (hehe!) Hopefully, all our tea-friends will be attending this exciting three-day event.

Here are a few things to look forward to:

The Educational Conference - Offered are a New Business Bootcamp for start-up businesses, an Executive and Technical Series for industry veterans to fine tune skills and gather latest info, and Core Conference Seminars, Focused Tastings and Skill Building Workshops.

A Cooking With Tea Workshop at the famous Aureole Restaurant conducted by Executive Chef Vincent Pouessel and Pastry Chef Megan Romano will demonstrate. Attendees will then get to enjoy a four-course luncheon! The Tea Infusion Challenge - This contest to find the best Infusionist - a tea professional with the knowledge, skill and talent to bring out the best a tea has to offer. Last year our own Suzette Hammond was judged Best Infusionist! Go Sooz!

There will also be a Tea Championship Winners Tasting Circle where the winners of the North American Tea Championship will offer tastes of their fine beverages. Three of Adagio Teas' Anteadote unsweetened bottled tea varieties will be offered in this Winners Circle: Jasmine, Black and Oolong! The Adagio Teas team will be exhibiting, teaching and generally enjoying the fun! Charles Cain our director of new business development will be teaching Tea 101: The Basics of Tea Business in the New Business Bootcamp, and Tea Business 201: Next Steps.

Of course, our Suzette Hammond will be there to teach a skill-building workshop: Professional Cupping Techniques & Protocol. This is a must attend for anyone new to the tea biz. Lastly, yours truly will be conducting a blending workshop: Creating Exotic Signature Blends. There we hope to launch two new summery blends!

If you are going, please come by and say hello! Nothing is better than spending time with our tea-peeps and hearing all your news and projects in development. I even have a tea-friend coming all the way from Brazil!