Monday, February 4, 2013

Victoria Tea Festival Saturday Feb 9th

WHAT: 7th Annual Victoria Tea Festival

WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas Street

Victoria Tea Festival still steeping after 7 years!

VICTORIA, BC:  A one-stop shop for all things tea, the Victoria Tea Festival celebrates its seventh year on February 9th at the Crystal Garden. Expecting over 3,000 attendees, the festival invites attendees to discover, taste, and experience all things tea in this exclusive, interactive and educational experience. While discovering both the traditions and trends of tea, attendees will also be able to purchase a wide variety of teas, accessories, wares and other related products. Festival goers can steep themselves in tea and coffee lore by taking in a complimentary presentation by experts who will share their knowledge on the presentation stage.

Presentation Schedule:
12 p.m. Planning the Perfect Tea Celebration (Lorna Reeves, TeaTime Magazine)
Lorna, editor of TeaTime magazine, will share expert tips and techniques for planning the perfect tea party.

1 p.m. Tasty Teas for Home Health (David Caudwell, Pacific Rim College)
David will take attendees on a fun and informative learning journey as they discover how to blend teas that help fight winter coughs and colds, provide energy, and assist with sleep.

2 p.m. Cooking With Tea (Chef Michael Williams, Country Grocer)
Chef Michael will be making delicious recipes using chai, oolong, and green teas as well as demonstrating various cooking techniques.

3 p.m. Korean Tea Ceremony (Greg Demmons)
Experience the history and cultural significance of the Korean Tea Ceremony which will include a demonstration of the rarely-witnessed meditation tea ceremony.

4 p.m. Coffee: From Field to Cup (Josh del Sol, Level Ground Trading)
Josh will provide an adventurous overview of the critical steps taken in coffee cultivation, harvest, shipping, and roasting that directly impact the quality and flavour of every cup of coffee.

Whether one prefers tasting, shopping, or learning about tea, the Victoria Tea Festival will open up the senses to all things tea. Visitors are sure to find the perfect cuppa to match their tastes and lifestyles.

Tickets are $20. Advance tickets provide a VIP entrance to the festival. Tickets will also be available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. For a complete list of ticket outlets, event details and presentation descriptions, visit  

The Victoria Tea Festival is a fundraiser for Camosun College’s Child Care Services and is sponsored by Vancity, Times Colonist, Chek News, Ocean 98.5, and TeaTime Magazine.

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