The weather was a delight this past weekend.
Sitting under the Space Needle was amazing!
Traveling to Seattle to sip tea with many lovers of tea at the NW Tea Festival
there were many opportunities to sit under the sun.
A large yellow teapot greeted us at the door.
The line was longer than I had ever seen for this festival.
It was pure delight.
Capturing a moment of sunshine and a visit were these two
tea connoisseurs, James Norwood Pratt, a story teller and book writer
on tea is on the left. I always search him out to get my annual hug.
Michael Harney of Harney & Sons is on the right and it was good
to connect with him also and share a story of his dear father, John,
who recently passed away.
Dewey Meyers, the founder of our WuWo Tea Ceremony group in Portland,
led about 25 people through the ceremony while sitting under the sun.
Attentively listening as we prepared for tea time.
Personally I just was thrilled to sit there under that iconic Space Needle
and share tea with others; but I must say I was so proud of my friends
from Portland that really shined this year by doing this presentation,
teaching classes, and leading tea tastings.
I will share more this week, so be warned this is just the beginning.
Put the NW Tea Festival on your calendar for the first weekend in October,
if you happen to be traveling or in the area.