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2nd Annual S. F. International Tea Festival - March 10, 2013.

2013 Festival Details

Date:  Sunday, March 10, 2013

Location:  The Ferry Building

Time:  10 AM – 5 PM

Festival Exhibitors


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Read about the 2012 Festival in TEA MAGAZINE on page 10. Enjoy a complete digital issue by clicking on the cover.



We sincerely thank these renown tea educators who generously donated their time to make this a spectacular event.


 Welcome & Closing

by  Roy Fong & James Norwood Pratt


History of Tea In The U.S., Presented by Michael Spillane, President, The G.S. Haly Co.

Great Teas of Japan, Presented by Rona Tison, Vice-President, Ito En

Great Teas of India, Presented by Devan Shah, International Tea Importers & Chado

Great Teas of China, Presented by Roy Fong, Imperial Tea Court


The Full Cycle of Gong Fu Tea, Presented by Roy Fong, Imperial Tea Court

Tea As Plant Spirit Medicine, Presented by Frank Hadley Murphy, Author of “The Spirit of Tea”


Small Group Tea Tastings

One of the highlights of the 2013 Festival were the series of focus tastings presented by these tea professionals.
#1   11:00    James Norwood Pratt
#2   12:30   The Meaning of Tea
#3   2:00     Jeni Quigg, Sky Tea, Chai Blends

#4   3:30     Shalini Prakash Agarwal, Glenburn Tea – Direct, Darjeeling Tea growers and importers.

#5   10:30   Amanda Houle, Wild Tea Qi

#6   12:00   Frank Hadley Murphy, Jade Mountain Tea, Yunnan Teas -

#7   1:30      Amjad Parthan, International Tea Importers, Ayurvedic Tea Blends

#8   3:00     Chicco Chou, Owner, Mountain Teas, Taiwanese Oolongs


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