This is the eighth year I have attended.
Each year there is a reception where you can rub shoulders with tea celebrities and tea business entrepreneurs. This year it was held around the pool at the Hilton Hotel.
It is always a pleasure to observe different tea ceremonies.
Taiwan oolong teas are at the top of my list; so opportunities for tasting them is a real treat.
The exhibition hall was full of tea vendors from Taiwan, England, Hawaii, New Zealand, India, Ceylon, Japan, Korea, Kenya, and China. There were beautiful teapots and accessories. Tea travel mugs, lotions and soaps made with tea, tea books, tea filters, and about anything imaginable for tea, including tea art.
The hall buzzes with the thrill of tea.
I have been away for a few days.
I am almost back to normal and ready to have a cup of tea in the garden.
Do you enjoy tea in the garden?
Maybe ice tea on a hot summer day?
Take Joy in celebrating with tea.