This weekend I made my annual trek to Brooklyn to scope what was happening at the fest.
I use the term “Trek” as it took a bus and four trains to get there and honestly I thought long and hard about going.
This event previously held in Manhattan for many years and quite well attended, so much so, they outgrew the venues.
Thank goodness the weather was cooperative otherwise I would have forgone attendance.
My primary purpose for attending is not so much to find new tea resources but to see dear friends that have made their way to my hometown and getting a chance to see them is priceless.
For the first time at this show I was able to purchase a few of Kevin’s, Camellia Sinensis wonderful tea offerings.
I also got a chance to spend a few minutes with Joe of Joseph Wesley Teas, who by the way declined being photographed.
As I made my way through the aisle, there were quite a few new offerings shown, and there was a combination of both tea and coffee though some of the vendors I had intended to make purchases from were not present.
Indeed a consumer show, where items presented sold at most tables. In the past more samples were being given out (a great attraction for user attendance) but alas things have changed.
There were “Show Specials, ” and prices were reasonable though not much different than off the shelf or getting it “on sale” the advantage was saving on shipping costs.
Now don’t get me wrong I did support a few vendors, LOL.
What I found interesting were the number of tee shirt offerings with the cutest catchy sayings imprinted on the front.
New (to me) Vendors of Note
Rukhi Ayurveda Tea Tumeric/Ginger was my choice. A very balanced blend.
HB+M Chocolate Truffles and the most decadent milk chocolate coconut truffle.
MeiMei Tea Pu’er and fine teaware
Overall I’m glad I attended if only just to get the many tea hugs from my friends.
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