Wednesday, July 13, 2011

World Tea Expo 2

Saturday kicked off with my presentation "Holding a Successful Tea Tasting" which was well attended, 102 people and the second highest attendance this year. We spent 1 1/2 hours talking about the power and particulars of successful tastings. All in all a good class despite the missing interactive elements.

Off to the show floor for another fabulous day talking tea, conducting in booth tastings and samplings, and the ever popular winners circle. WTE created a venue for the North American Tea Championship winners to showcase teas with attendee's contributing by selecting the people's choice awards.

Chris conducts tastings. His passion for tea is captivating.

Attendees enjoy our Friday black tea tasting with me. Thanks to all who attended over the 3 days at expo.

Chris conducts all our sessions in the Winner's Circle.

Until next time,

Location:Las Vegas

Monday, July 04, 2011

World Tea Expo

World Tea Expo was awesome once once again this year! Thanks to the Jage's, Kim & George, for providing specialty tea with a platform to meet, share, learn and sell tea.

I started the expo with New Business Boot Camp, teaching alongside some of my favorite people in the industry, Jane Pettigrew, Charles Cain, and Kristine Snider among others. 100 enthusiastic, curious attendees filled my Marketing class for a couple of hours of interactive learning. I love what groups come up with.

Set up was the next adventure. We weren't as prepared for this aspect of the show this year. With a 10 X 30 booth we needed to reconfigure things and got it all done with enough time to hit the buffet at the Cosmopolitian.

We have a new cupping table that warrants a separate post, coming soon.

Friday morning rock'd! Teas Etc was once again hosting the Core Conference Tea Break and once again we were serving loose leaf quality it should be after all it is World "Tea" Expo. Attendees responded as anticipated, happy to be drinking great tea while taking part in awesome tea education. Most returned multiple times to try a different varieties; chocolate covered strawberry pu'erh, coconut almond green, oriental beauty oolong, golden monkey organic and more. We even ran out of the pre-Qing Ming Dragon Well.

Friday morning's energy set the positive tone for the rest of the day,and the rest of the show.

The next stop was our vendor presentation in the special events pavillion. I was overwhelmed with pride to see the new company video produced by Taylor Rabow, on the big screen. Great job T! We handed out tea, gave away tee shirts and answered questions on a variety of Teas Etc topics. The event was definitely a success. We appreciate everyones participation.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth to taste tea, participate in cupping's, and visit with all of us.

Pictures to follow in a separate post, cause I'm learning to use drop box.

Until next time, Beth

Location:Las Vegas