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2017 SW Tea Fest

#LuckyDragonLV #swteafest2017 Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino SW Tea Fest

I am on a tea mission! It started back in 2012 when I launched the Las Vegas Tea Festival. It was a small locals festival that boasted 13 exhibitors and a little over 300 attendees. It was an opportunity for local Las Vegans to get out there and learn about tea and all its offerings. In my mind, it was hugely successful because attendees and exhibitors alike were talking tea in Vegas for 8 solid hours and hopefully long after.  Fast forward a few years...in 2016, I teamed up with Elyse Petersen from Tealet to host the SW Tea Fest. We...

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SW Tea Fest Recap

#D3FM #swtf2016 downtown 3rd farmers market sw tea fest

I'm sure my friends and family are tired of hearing about the SW Tea Fest by now but I'm going to pretend I can't see the eyerolls and hear the sighs. Joy's Teaspoon was a Darjeeling sponsor of the event and owner, Naomi Rosen, is a co-founder of the festival.  It was an incredible success and we've got video proof! We ended the day with about 600 people drinking tea, listening to incredible local and Grammy nominated musicians, and just an incredible vibe in the Downtown 3rd Farmers Market building.  Thank you to all of the exhibitors and sponsors for supporting...

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Tea Journey Magazine

dan bolton tea journey magazine

At World Tea Expo 2015, I had the pleasure of talking with Dan Bolton for a few minutes about a new tea adventure he was embarking on. Dan is an incredible ambassador and journalist that loves to educate and enlighten people on the vastness of tea. He has been the editor of multiple beverage magazines and contributes regularly to tea resources that I use. There wasn't a set timeline in place at the time and for almost a year I've just been waiting for this project to become a reality.  The time is here! Tea Journey Magazine launched on KickStarter on...

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SW Tea Fest 2016

#D3FM #swtf2016 downtown 3rd farmers market joy's teaspoon sw tea fest tea festivals

There's a new tea festival on the block and it's kicking off February 27th, 2016! If you happen to be in Las Vegas, please join us at the Downtown 3rd Farmers Market from 10AM - 5PM for the SW Tea Fest! Tickets are only $20 and include an awesome goodie bag and sampling cup as you walk in the door. There will be over 20 exhibitors cupping and sampling teas, yoga, tea presentations, artists, tea ceremony demonstrations, and clay tea bowls being thrown. We'll have live music playing throughout the day and are excited to have Grammy nominated Youssoupha Sedibe...

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2015 TOTUS Awards

tea competition totus totus awards US grown tea

The TOTUS Awards, or Teas of the United States, is a competition looking to crown great US grown teas.

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