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.
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.
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