Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Location: The Historic Ferry Building, San Francisco
Time: 10 AM – 5 PM
Roy and Grace Fong, owners of The Imperial Tea Court, are hosting the first annual “SF International Tea Festival” at the Historic Ferry Building from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, February 25th. Our own San Francisco Tea Co-Organizer Jeni Quigg’s “Sky Tea” is among the exhibitors who will give tea tastings. Other exhibitors include: The Republic of Tea, The Imperial Tea Court, Chado, The Meaning of Tea, Ito En, Harney Teas, Jade Mountain Tea, Art of Tea, and Emma Lea Teas. Food exhibitors will include Sencha Natural Tea Mints, Iveta Scones and The Tea Room Chocolates.
James Norwood Pratt will emcee and will also be speaking about one of his projects, “The Meaning of Tea” film along with creators Scott Chamberlin Hoyt and Phil Cousineau. Additional authors at the show will be Roy Fong, Frank Hadley Murphy and Babette Donaldson.
Educational speakers will be Mike Spillane from G.S. Haley Tea Company, Kristina Richens from The Republic of Tea, Rona Tison from Ito En, Devan Shah from International Tea Importers and Japanese tea master Masahiro Takada.
A number of the Ferry Building gourmet food purveyors will join in the celebration of tea with special offerings and events. Additionally, the regular Farmers’ Market will fill the Marketplace Plaza along the Embarcadero.
Dianna Harbin (San Francisco Tea Meetup) has arranged a group ticket discount for Bay Area Tea Meetup members.
Ticket Options: Tea Meetup Group discount to $18 online until Feb. 22nd. Regular cost is $20 + $2.50 online TIX fee or $20 at the door. Gift bag included!
How to get the discount:
Volunteer Opportunities: Email [masked] for festival volunteer positions.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION RECOMMENDED - You can reach The Ferry Building by all BART lines, many MUNI lines, the F Market Streetcar, the California Street Cable Car line, and several ferry lines. From The Peninsula, ride Caltrain and connect with Muni’s N-Judah. Find Bay Area transit information, maps, and schedules at www.transit.511.org.