Tea is many Steampunks’ beverage of choice and it should come as no surprise that many of us consider ourselves connoisseurs of the ancient drink. And with so many varieties and flavors to choose from, it’s should be of no surprise that there festivals celebrating it. Next month, the Nothwest Tea Festival will take place on October 1 and 2 at the Seattle Center.
The festival is free with a recommended ten dollar donation. That and anything above will get your a porcelain tea cup you can use for all your taste testing of samples throughout the day. Here’s a synopsis of what to expect on this weekend in October, from their About section:
The Festival is a fun and educational event about the multifaceted world of tea. Our goal is to provide experiences covering all aspects of tea, from the cultural to the historical and the sensory to the scientific.
Bringing together authors, industry experts, buyers, retailers, artists, and educators, we hope you learn something new and expand your enjoyment of this most fascinating of beverages!
You can learn more about the festival at their website. You’re almost certain to leave the event with a new favorite incarnation of tea, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to taste-test teas without having to buy them first and learn about tea brewing from the masters.