Posted by: Lauren | January 23, 2020

The 2020 Toronto Tea Festival

The Toronto Tea Festival is Coming!

January is National Hot Tea Month, which is always a telltale sign that the annual Toronto Tea Festival is near.

This year’s festival falls on February 1 and 2 with a kickoff VIP event on January 31, 2020. Single day tickets are $16, while the Rare Tea Experience VIP Event costs $120.

Maybe you’re like me, and you definitely don’t need any more tea. (But honestly, I could always use a little more…). Is it still worth it to attend the festival? Definitely! There’s a stellar program featuring a variety of speakers. View the full program here. This year, I’m particularly interested to learn about flash-frozen tea with Tracy Bell from Millennia Tea.

So what can you expect at the festival? Of course there will be tea vendors that you can buy or sample tea from. See the list of the 51 vendors here. Need some help in deciding what to buy? Check out the winners from the 2020 Tea Tasters Box, tested and voted on before the festival by tea lovers. There are also a variety of tea ceremonies on the program, including a Chinese and Japanese Tea Ceremony demonstration. There is also a kombucha making demonstration on both days of the festival. If you’ve been buying kombucha, here’s your opportunity to learn the more cost effective way to drinking it, making it! (It costs about $1/gallon to make vs. $4/bottle – so your ticket to the festival essentially pays for itself!) And of course, the presentations, with an awesome line-up for both Saturday and Sunday.

Toronto Reference Library
Appel Salon, 2nd floor
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

See you there! I’ll be the one buying tea that I don’t need!


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