New York Coffee and Tea Festival

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New York Coffee and Tea Festival

Postby horsencl » Dec 27th, '09, 13:02

Anyone else planning to attend the New York Coffee and Tea Festival? It is February 20th and 21st this year. I was thinking that it would be neat to have a TeaChat meet-up if a bunch of us are in the area.

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Re: New York Coffee and Tea Festival

Postby brandon » Dec 27th, '09, 17:24

Its a possibility.

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Re: New York Coffee and Tea Festival

Postby sneakers » Jan 25th, '10, 23:41

Where is it?

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Re: New York Coffee and Tea Festival

Postby sneakers » Jan 26th, '10, 02:10

Never mind; I Googled it:

http://www.coffeeandteafestival.com/

I live just a little north, 20 minutes by car, 1 1/2 hours by Metro North+bus. Car is easier.

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Re: New York Coffee and Tea Festival

Postby cindyt » Jan 27th, '10, 11:01

Has anybody ever been? Is it worth going?

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Re: New York Coffee and Tea Festival

Postby horsencl » Jan 27th, '10, 23:05

I went last year. It's definately worth going. Don't expect any deals or steals but it's a neat little show. Seems like it might be bigger this year too. It was worth it just for the korean tea ceremony demo. The whole place was noisy as all get out beforehand but completely fell silent to watch her work her magic.

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Re: New York Coffee and Tea Festival

Postby teaforthetillerman » Jan 29th, '10, 10:57

I'm in! Sounds like a lot of fun.

I live in nothwestern NJ so it is just about an hour to get there. Seems like a good way to spend a weekend and get more acquainted with tea.

Hope to see some fellowTCers there!

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Re: New York Coffee and Tea Festival

Postby sneakers » Jan 30th, '10, 03:23

Anyone else going down from Westchester County? We can split the parking.

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Re: New York Coffee and Tea Festival

Postby sneakers » Jan 30th, '10, 03:43

horsencl--

Is there stuff for sale or maybe samples? Might be a good way to taste new teas.

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Re: New York Coffee and Tea Festival

Postby horsencl » Jan 31st, '10, 15:13

Sneakers, there is a little of both. Every attendee gets a goodie bag with samples plus a lot of the vendors have samples and things for sale. My favorite finds last year were In Pursuit of Tea's Tropical Green Tea and Tavalon's Gummy Bears :)

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Re: New York Coffee and Tea Festival

Postby sneakers » Feb 2nd, '10, 03:09

Gummy bears... :wink:

Just watched the video, and I see a lot of packaged tea bagss. Is there a good supply of loose tea?

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Re: New York Coffee and Tea Festival

Postby beecrofter » Feb 2nd, '10, 12:25

fwiw Chinese new year parade is on the 21st, firecracker ceremony 14th.

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Re: New York Coffee and Tea Festival

Postby Janine » Feb 8th, '10, 16:43

I'm going to try to go, but weekends are a bit tough for me. Can't share parking or anything as I am in the City.

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Re: New York Coffee and Tea Festival

Postby sneakers » Feb 28th, '10, 01:59

So, did anyone go?

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Re: New York Coffee and Tea Festival

Postby horsencl » Feb 28th, '10, 18:33

I did! Had a blast and spent more than I meant to as always :P

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