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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Southwest Tea Fest to Debut in Downtown Las Vegas

Have you heard about this?

This year’s SW Tea Fest will be held at the Downtown 3rd Farmers Market on Saturday, February 27th, 2016, from 10:00am – 5:00pm. 

If you are in the area I recommend you attend!

Tealet and Joy’s Teaspoon, both of Las Vegas, are proud to announce the debut of the Southwest Tea Fest. It is the cities first and only tea festival, focusing on quality tea and tea culture. “When people think tea culture and tea happenings, they think New York, Chicago, and Seattle. The SW Tea Fest gives us a chance to showcase all of the great businesses and cultural groups that are bringing tea right to our own backyard,” says Joy’s Teaspoon owner, Naomi Rosen. The SW Tea Fest will kick-off at 10:00am on Saturday, February 27th, 2016, at the Downtown 3rd Farmers Market, right in the heart of vibrant Downtown Las Vegas.  “We are excited to showcase the tea and art culture of the Southwest and hope Vegas locals and travelers come check out what Downtown has to offer,” says Tealet’s CEO, Elyse Petersen.

Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased ahead of the event at
Aside from the many cuppings, samplings, and tastings, the SW Tea Fest will also feature:
  • Wu Wo Tea Ceremony
  • Gong Fu Tea Ceremony
  • Blind Tea Tasting
  • Cupping Championship
  • Art Walk
  • Live Music and Food Trucks

Special presentations will be offered throughout the day and include:
  • The Sensuality of Tea (presented by Writer/Producer/Director James Orr)
  • US Grown Tea (presented by Rie Tulali of the US League of Tea Growers)
  • Direct Trade Tea (presented by Elyse Petersen of Tealet)
  • Matcha – Fact or Fiction (presented by Noli Ergas of Sugimoto America)
The first 500 attendees through the doors will receive Swag Bags that have been provided by, home to an on-line magazine, web community, and monthly tea subscription box.

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