6th Annual Victoria Tea Festival “Steeped and Ready”

6th Annual Victoria Tea Festival - Saturday, February 18, noon to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 19, 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at the Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas Street

4,000 Greater Victoria residents and visitors are anticipated to attend this weekend’s tea extravaganza where more than 40 exhibitors will be showcasing the traditional and trendy tastes, smells, sights and sounds of the global tea culture. Attendees also are invited to enjoy the following complimentary presentations:

Saturday, February 18th:

1:00 p.m.: Tea Etiquette

(Presenter: Bernadette Petrotta, Author)

2:00 p.m.: Intro to Professional Tea Tasting

(Presenter: Daniela Cubelic, Silk Road)

3:00 p.m.: Tea Cocktails

(Presenter: Bartender Solomon Siegel)

Sunday, February 19th:

12:00 p.m. Health Benefits and Uses of Herbal Teas: A Naturopathic Perspective

(Presenters: Dr. Jasmine Wong and Dr. Kyle Morrison)

1:00 p.m.: The Historical Art of Murchie's Tea Blending

(Presenter: Nancy Davis, Murchie's)

2:00 p.m.: Tea-Infused Pastries

(Presenter: Chef David Booth, Terrible Truffles)

For a complete list of ticket outlets, event details and presentation descriptions, visit http://www.victoriateafestival.com/

The Victoria Tea Festival is a fundraiser for Camosun College’s Child Care Services: www.camosun.ca/childcare

Contact Lisa Stekelenburg at 250-370-4889 in advance for media passes and interview times.

Sponsored by Silk Road, Murchies Tea & Coffee, Serious Coffee, Vancity, Times Colonist, Chek News and Ocean 98.5.

Media contact:

Lisa Stekelenburg, Chair

Victoria Tea Festival

Tel: 250-370-4889 (cellular) 250-217-7416


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