Thank you to all these great 2017 Festival Sponsors

These fine organizations are helping to make our 2017 festival possible!

Harney & Sons was founded in 1983 in Salisbury, Connecticut and is now based in Millerton, New York. Specializing in high-quality loose teas and tisanes, and offer several products that are organic and certified kosher.

Harney & Sons distributes to restaurants, hotels, and specialty shops. Institutions that serve their teas include Barnes & Noble cafés (which offer Harney teas exclusively), Four Seasons Hotels, and the Hotel Affinia in Chicago. A Harney & Sons tasting room, tea shop is located in Millerton, where the company has a factory. On November 16, 2010, the company opened a tasting room in Soho, New York City. The Harney and Sons Guide to Tea, co-authored by Michael Harney (son of company founder John Harney), was nominated for a James Beard Foundation book award in 2009.

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Today, Smacha,Tea Master and C.C. Fine Tea imports, exports, manufactures, grows tea and manufactures tea-ware. We are able to control every aspect of the production process, from care of the gardens, to the firing and brewing of tea. Our organic green teas and organically controlled Oolong tea, White tea, and Black tea, allow us to offer a wide range of tea drinking satisfaction. Our oolong teas, from Fujian province, have won awards in China and in Japan, 2000 to 2002.
We have introduced the revolutionary TeaMaster Smart-Brew Cups. This innovative cup brings out the best in your tea. Enjoy the great fragrance and flavor that lingers on your palate.

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Sponsor BadgeNorthwest Folklife creates opportunities for individuals and communities of the Pacific Northwest to celebrate, share and sustain the vitality of folk, ethnic and traditional arts for present and future generations.

Northwest Folklife carries out its mission in a variety of ways, most notably through the annual production of the free Northwest Folklife Festival.


Media Sponsor BadgeTo quench the thirst of consumers who share a love of tea, Tea Time magazine shares inspirational tea-party menus, recipes, and table-setting ideas, tea-focused destinations and events, tea traditions, and much more. With colorful photographs and detailed articles, this magazine is edited for individuals with a taste for elegant entertaining and of course an appreciation for the culture and celebration that surrounds the art of tea.


Teabook counteracts the trend of low quality, ready to drink tea by providing a premium yet convenient experience with delicious, high quality loose leaf tea through a user-friendly e-commerce platform and Seattle tasting studio. Its personal connections with leading Chinese tea suppliers offer the ability to source some of the very best premium tea for a lower price to benefit consumers. Teabook products focus on translating high quality Chinese tea culture to a modern, Western experience, leading tea drinkers of all levels to a calmer, happier life. We pride ourselves in single origin tea grown with passion in traditional regions with no pesticides, additives, or fertilizers.

Visit www.teabook.co/ for more information!

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Patron Sponsor

World Tea Academy offers you the opportunity to achieve tea certification directly from your home or office. Certification can open career opportunities, improve trust with your clients, and increase your industry recognition. WTA is brought to you by World Tea Media with the leadership of well-respected tea educator Donna Fellman and the technical support of some of the industry’s most recognizable luminaries.