Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Weekend of Tea

 There were 10 in our group that ventured to Seattle this past weekend for the NW Tea Festival.
Then two more joined us from back east and we were a group of 12 who enjoyed tea and conversation.

First stop for tea was the New Century Tea Shop in Seattle's Chinatown.

Then onto Floating Leaves in the Ballard District of Seattle.

Saturday morning our group presented the WuWo Tea Ceremony out in the courtyard
at Seattle Center.  The sun came out and it was a delightful time of sharing.

One of the tea settings served and sipping tea at the WuWo Tea Ceremony.

Sipping puer tea with Jeffrey McIntosh was another high light.

Sitting under the space needle sipping tea was indeed a delight.

Inside the show with many tea lovers.

There were tea lovers everywhere and came from many places.
I chatted with the guy in the plaid shirt and he was there from Michigan.
Friends came from New Jersey and New York.
Oh what fun we had sipping tea and chatting.

I will share a bit more tomorrow.
Do you love tea?
If so, the NW Tea Festival takes place in Seattle the first weekend in October every year.

11 comments:

Jeanie said...

You have THE most fun!

This sounds like a great event and if I can be abnormally trite, just your cup of tea!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Easy to tell that you must have had the most wonderful time :-)

Rosemary said...

This looks like a great tea adventure!

Steph said...

It's fun to relive through your photos!

La Tea Dah said...

I loved seeing familiar faces. It looks like such a tranquil time. Tea time at its very best!!!

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Absolutely delightful, thank you for taking us along on your adventure Marilyn! I look forward to more of what you have to share of the NW Tea Festival.

Lorrie said...

What a fun outing. Tea lovers, unite! I love tea, but can only drink decaf.

Linda@arichtapestry said...

A big event like this would be fun with a lot of sipping and chatting going on, but I guess it's also a serious business participating in the tea ceremony.

Tessa said...

What a wonderful time, you must have had.

Tessa~

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Marilyn - what fun!
Now you are our celebrated authority on tea!
It must have been great taking part in the various tea ceremonies which mean so much in other cultures.
A lovely post for all of us tea lovers out here!
Hugs
Shane

Louise-Arden said...

That is so nice! What a blessing!! :)