Arriving in five weeks is the annual NW Tea Festival at Fischer Pavilion at the Seattle Center, an ambitious project while still a crazy busy and fun event.
A new tasting this year involves Theo’s Chocolates, an organic and local Seattle chocolatier, paired with Keiko’s Kagoshima Organic Matcha Tea, and led by Nicole Armstrong, who is beginning to make a name for herself in the tea world. It should be a fascinating and different pairing for those who like something novel.
There will be tea tastings galore, and lectures to broaden your horizons. Maybe learn a few new things as well.
For a $10 admission, you receive a take-home tasting cup, allowing you to attend the event both days, if you are inclined. It’s a weekend of tea exploration and glory.
Volunteering is another way to experience the Festival. For giving of your time 4-5 hours one day, you receive free admission for both days and a bag for shopping, a tea tasting cup, and a fabulous NW Tea Festival shirt. And eternal gratitude from the organizers of this year’s event. The more you volunteer, the more gratuity gifts you receive. Maybe someone will kiss your ring finger if you volunteer both days.
Then again, maybe not……..
Still, camaraderie and enjoying yourself produce endorphins in your body, the feel good hormone, making you feel even better.
Even at $10, that’s a deal.