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World Tea Expo hits Philly

Postby Chip » Sep 12th, '11, 21:48

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. :mrgreen:
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Re: World Tea Expo hits Philly

Postby Chip » Sep 12th, '11, 21:50

If you attended, please comment on the Expo here.

If you did not but have a comment or a question, please also post it here.
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Re: World Tea Expo hits Philly

Postby auhckw » Sep 12th, '11, 21:57

I demand photos :wink:
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Re: World Tea Expo hits Philly

Postby Chip » Sep 12th, '11, 22:29

auhckw wrote:I demand photos :wink:

Well, I was too busy ... maybe someone took some. cynTEAa did ...
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Re: World Tea Expo hits Philly

Postby SlientSipper » Sep 13th, '11, 00:43

Will it always be Philly or will it move to some other city?
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Re: World Tea Expo hits Philly

Postby Chip » Sep 13th, '11, 00:57

SlientSipper wrote:Will it always be Philly or will it move to some other city?
:?:

I heard rumors at best, and more likely it was speculation that they would not have it in Philly next year ... would it roam, who knows. I guess we could ask WTN.
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Re: World Tea Expo hits Philly

Postby CynTEAa » Sep 13th, '11, 08:42

Hi Folks! Big thanks to the Chipster for his tremendous help on very short notice!

Chip in action shot:

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Tony Gebely and Griffin Kelton join us:

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Re: World Tea Expo hits Philly

Postby Herb_Master » Sep 13th, '11, 08:52

Chip revealed :D

An image to go with he who must be obeyed :lol:
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Re: World Tea Expo hits Philly

Postby auhckw » Sep 13th, '11, 08:55

Finally I can imagine Chip better than a cookie image :)
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Re: World Tea Expo hits Philly

Postby Chip » Sep 13th, '11, 10:09

Here is a close up photo ... sorry, I was having a bad hair day. :lol:
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Re: World Tea Expo hits Philly

Postby night.owl » Sep 13th, '11, 17:26

I wish I had known about that! Is there a spot on the boards somewhere where upcoming events are posted?

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Re: World Tea Expo hits Philly

Postby Chip » Sep 14th, '11, 00:18

night.owl wrote:I wish I had known about that! Is there a spot on the boards somewhere where upcoming events are posted?

:(

That is a good idea. There is not a single location designated for this purpose currently.
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Re: World Tea Expo hits Philly

Postby David R. » Sep 14th, '11, 02:02

Chip wrote:Here is a close up photo ... sorry, I was having a bad hair day. :lol:


You look familiar... Maybe we met before ! :lol:
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