Tuesday, January 26, 2021

2020 International Virtual Tea Festival!

So, I signed up for a virtual tea festival.  How fun is that??
I was able to log in and view tea classes and seminars.


If you see one of these options, sign up for it.  You can still do and see a lot for free. These classes were educational and easy to attend virtually.


Access Pass Details:
General Admission Pass (Free): Access to the virtual vendor floor, livestream main room presentations 
and some pre-recorded content classes. Ability to purchase any pre-recorded class that does not include 
additional materials that are mailed to you. This requires registration on the event site in order to get your 
access link.

Tea Lover Pass ($25): Everything thing from General Admission Pass + swag box shipped to you with 
porcelain tasting cup (random selection of cup from Chicago International Tea Festival, Sacramento Tea 
Festival, archived designs from the Midwest Tea Festival or Tea Sippers Sip For Peace campaign), samples
 of teas/goodies (pending donations from vendors and sponsors). Access to some pre-recorded content, l
ivestream main room presentations. Ability to all purchase pay-per classes. Access link to the event site 
will be emailed to you. 

Deluxe (Lite) Tea Lover Pass ($37): Everything from Tea Lover Pass + t-shirt and invitations to sit in on 
early live presentations to help us test out the system, entry into Golden Ticket prize giveaway that will be 
mailed to the winner(s) after the event by the Golden Ticket donors. Golden Ticket prizes will be worth a 
minimum of $100 retail value. Also an exclusive discount towards purchase of entire catalog of 
pre-recorded content. Access link to the event site and discount code for pre-recorded catalog purchase 
will be emailed to you. 

Deluxe Tea Lover Pass ($45): Sold Out
How do I attend this virtual festival?​You will need internet access. Video and microphone on your 
computer is optional but will enhance your experience. Live and recorded content will be presented. 
Having a space nearby where you can heat water and prepare tea along with presenters will also add to 
your enjoyment of the event. ​
Registration on the event site will be required in order to obtain the access code for the event. Tickets 
range in price as detailed below and come with differing inclusions. 
We will have a virtual walk through of the event site before the event happens so you know exactly w
hat to expect, how to find things on the site, how to get to your classes... everything you need to make 
your experience an enjoyable one! 


Tea Market: 


The virtual booths will all give guests the ability to live chat with merchants through text and video, many merchants will have show specials and may also host their own live demos or other video content in their booths. Access to the tea market will be open to all guests during the official show hours, 9:00am-4:00pm (CST).

Education & Entertainment:


We will be offering a mix of pre-recorded and live content. All content will continue to be available with varying degrees of access after the event as well. Some content will be accessible to all guests; some will have additional fees associated with it depending on the preference of the speaker. 

The livestream main room will have continuous content throughout both days including live panel discussions, interviews with authors and other tea personalities, fun activities, a live tasting competition (details still being sorted out) and as many other things as we can fit in! 

Pre-recorded content will be hosted on a freely accessible video hosting site yet to be determined. Live content will be hosted on Zoom. 

Connect with other tea lovers in our break out discussion rooms that will have scheduled topics assigned. Guests can drop during a topic they like  to connect with other tea enthusiasts, share their knowledge, gain more, meet with old tea friends and make new!

I was so excited to receive my box of goodies.  There as all kinds of fun teas to try, a t-shirt, a magazine, flyers. stickers. and a cup.

Some of the teas I received to try.

Here is one of the classes I signed up for.   I found this interesting.  I really thought this so was a super clever and creative idea for them to open this festival up to the public.

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