The FIRST World Tea Expo EAST
was this past Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. It was good to see a number of TCers in attendance ... and as it turned out quite a few lurkers (one attendee called herself a TC stalker
I was asked last minute to assist our forum's host, Adagio, since the owners both had last minute problems in attending. I was therefore wearing an Adagio exhibitor badge that they also kindly added TeaChat Moderator ... and I was positioned in the booth instead of an observer outside the booth as has always been the case. I was really surprised how many attenders saw my badge and either recognized the forum or even my name ... often with a broad smile.
I was there to assist another forum member who works for Adagio wholesale, cynTEAa.
Although this expo was a drop in the bucket compared to Vegas in size, it was a good first year for the event. And much more convenient than Vegas for easterners. Soooo, hopefully this will grow versus fade out of existance.