I LOVE tea. I have a tea counter at home, I have tins of different teas for different moods and cures, I have all gadgets to make a ceremonial Matcha tea, I have books about tea, and my tea own rituals.

So when I heard about this event, I had to share it with our readers.

The 4th annual Toronto Tea Festival has gathered world-renowned tea sommeliers, internationally published authors, historical fashion experts, musicians, reviewers, exhibitors and bloggers who are keen to steep the enquiring, novice and aficionado in tea lore and culture.

The Toronto Tea Festival will feature tea tastings, scrumptious tea-food offerings, door prizes, and formal tea ceremonies based in the Korean, Japanese, and Chinese styles. Exhibitors offer the opportunity to choose and purchase your personally selected special blend of teas, tea-related products and exquisite tea ware by artisans. The tea inspired music completes the unique Toronto Tea Festival experience. Come Sip!

Come Sip! Immerse yourself in the domain of tea from the traditional to the modern at the 4th annual Toronto Tea Festival on Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 10:00am until 5:00pm at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Central Reference Library.

“The return of the 4th annual Toronto Tea Festival is an exciting step in spreading the joys of tea,” says Bill Kamula, Tea Guild of Canada Chair and Tea Sommelier instructor at the Tea Festival’s sponsor, George Brown College. “Tea is one of the fastest growing segments of the beverage market, and this festival presents an opportunity for interested consumers to explore the many aspects of tea culture and new products under one roof. This year’s festival will feature more than 40 exhibitors that will address our attendees diverse tea related needs.”

For a complete listing of the Toronto Tea Festival events and to purchase tickets in advance please visit – www.teafestivaltoronto.com

Regular Admission – One Day – $15.00 or Two Day Pass – $25.00

Tickets are also available at Tao Tea Leaf – 934 Yonge Street – (647) 878-6934 http://taotealeaf.com

Majesteas Tea – 950 Queen Street East – (647) 350-4646 http://store.majesteas.ca/   (lovely people there, they are part of the community and very supportive of our community, so make sure to say hi)

Happy tea time.

About the Author

Antoine has on numerous occasions said that everything he does is “a love letter to the LGBTQ community”. and he truly loves this community. A 29 years’ media and marketing leader, Antoine is the publisher of theBUZZ, The Pink Pages Directory, PinkPlayMags, and a magazine for Durham Region families called The Local Biz Magazine, and is the host of talk show “On the Couch”. On his off time he is usually involved in community organizations and causes. In his blog for theBUZZ he chats with artists, event producers, creative people, and other interesting personalities in the community.