I remember reading with fondness Kulov’s explanation of what a tea festival is on T Ching last year and swelled with pride knowing that one of my friends, Dianna Harbin, took part in the Tea Lover’s Festival in May last year.  The number of tea lovers attending the eventwas certainly impressive, jumping from hundreds to over a thousand at the last event.  I felt like a Cheshire Cat who wouldn’t stop smiling as I read all the information I could on the festival.

My smile didn’t stop there as I read a few months later about the LA Tea Festival, which was beautifully summed up by the equally wonderful Robert Wemischner.  Reading through the who’s who in tea and looking at the festival information and the exhibitor list, I raised a cup of tea in honor of the festival, wishing I could be there (although I was definitely there in spirit).

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