At the beginning of November, I went to the 3rd Annual Tea Festival at the Royal Botanical Gardens.
|Some of the teapot trivia|
These teapot trivias led us to the 29 vendors, 10 presentations, 5 tea tasting competitions and 4 tea ceremonies! Once again, I spent my time visiting and sampling teas from the local vendors.
An exhibit of the classic versus contemporary tea vessels.
The Travelling Tea Room always has such an elegant display.
Samples from beTeas: Choco Spice Rooibos, Milky Oolong, Purple Rain Green Tea, Wuyi Oolong.
The Tea Stylist (not pictured: my white tea sample)
Sample from one of my favourite tea companies, Monarch Tea Co.: Biscotti Spice Rooibos.
Samples from Tumeric Teas: Tumeric Latte (my favourite), Warming Ginger, Calming Lemongrass, Cooling Peppermint, Energizing Chai.
Left: Sample of Quince Herbal Tea from Tea-ara.
Right: Sample of Lemon Sencha from My Tea Brew.
Samples from Blue Mountain Tea Company: Coconut Milk Oolong (voted as the favourite oolong at the festival; left) and Nepali Breakfast Organic (right).
Left: Organic Black, Chai and Organic Green Tea Samples from Relaxing Rocco, a new tea company named after the proprietor's cat!
Right: Infusion Organic Tea (I can't recall what I sampled).
I had a nice chat with the delightful Deb from The Sugared Teacup. Her charming tea sampler boxes are being phased out at the end of the year so that Deb can focus on her new business venture--tea postcards and art prints.
An interesting display of teacups by The Art of Tea and Tasseomancy.
Samples from the Sri Lankan Consulate: Ceylon tea brewed at different elevations (high to low).
The set-up for the Chinese tea ceremony demonstration.
Next week, I'll share what I brought home with me!