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The Tea Lovers Festival May 1-3

May 1 – 3, 2015

 

The Tea Lovers Festival 
Kicks Off Its 10th Anniversary with a Weekend Full of Events that 
Celebrate the Love of Tea in Los Angeles!

Ten years ago in a small yoga studio in Santa Monica, the Tea Lovers Festival held its very first public event featuring the culture of India. The delicious foods, henna tattoos, fortune telling, and Indian dancing were enjoyed by a small local crowd of around eighty attendees. Teas were represented by only a single tea company – Zhena’s Gypsy Tea, which has since grown into a global brand. Its founder, Zhena Muzyka, who has participated in the Tea Lovers Festival every year since that very first event, is now an acclaimed inspirational author. It’s only fitting that she’ll be kicking off the festival’s 10th anniversary celebrations by hosting a Gypsy Tea Party at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena on Friday, May 1, 2015, at 7 pm. Zhena will present stories from her book Life by the Cup, while presiding over tea ceremonies and serving her delicious specialty teas.

 
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At a glance, the festival features:
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015: 7 – 10pm
The Armory Center for the Arts > 145 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91103
 
TeaVIP Opening Reception
Gypsy Tea Party featuring Life by the Cup with Zhena Muzyka – an evening with storytelling, tea ceremonies and tarot card readings (7 – 9pm)
$10/person ($25 with a signed copy of Life by the Cup)
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Screening of the documentary The Story of Tea (9 – 10pm)
FREE with RSVP
 
 
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015: 2 – 6pm
The Armory Center for the Arts > 145 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91103
 
Tea Lab: Tea Party for Two (2 – 4pm)
Hands-on, comprehensive tea party planning workshop
 
Tea Lab: Teatime Around the World (4 – 5:30pm)
An adventurous tea & dessert pairing experience 
 
Each lab is $35/person ($65 for both)
 
 
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015: 10am – 5pm
Stats Decor Center > 120 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91105
 
Tea Lovers Marketplace
Select tea-related Exhibitors showcase and share their unique products for all attending Tea Lovers. Featuring Argo Tea, Art of Tea, Bird Pick Tea, Glenburn Tea, Hankook Tea, Libre Tea, Numi Tea, Sencha Naturals, Tea Drops, Tea Lover Gift Baskets, Zendigo Tea and more.
 
Entrance to the Tea Lovers Marketplace is FREE.
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Various Focused Tea Tastings & Tea Studies
Brewing Basics (11:30am), Kaptivatingly Korean (1pm), Dare To Be Darjeeling (2pm), It’s All Green To Me (3pm), and 1001 Uses of Tea (4pm) for beginners & connoisseurs.
 
$10 – $15/person for each workshop 
(multiple-workshops passes, as well as a Full Festival Weekend Pass, are available) 
 
 
 
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