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February 4, 2010

Camosun College Child Care Services invites media to attend the largest public tea exhibition in North America at the Crystal Garden, February 13 and 14. Infused with the enthusiasm and expertise of ea aficionados, the festival promises a finely blended showcase of traditional and trendy tastes, smells, sights and sounds of worldwide tea culture.

  • What: 4th Annual Victoria Tea Festival
  • When: February 13, noon to 5pm and February 14, 10am to 4pm
  • Where: Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas Street

Photo opportunity

Attention: Food, Living, Photo and Education Reporters/Editors

Contact Lisa Stekelenburg at Camosun College Child Care Services for your media pass and interview times.

Schedule of complimentary presentations

Saturday, February 13

  • 1 pm – The Ache’s Pride: How Yerba Mate is Saving a Rainforest and Her People (Robert McCauley, cebador – Northernites Syndicate/Guayaki)
  • 2 pm – Chinese Tea Ceremony (Daniela Cubelic, owner – Silk Road)
  • 3 pm – Cooking with Tea (Heidi Fink, chef & food writer)
  • 4 pm – English Tea Traditions and Blends (Susan Livingston, director of product development – Murchies)

Sunday, February 14

  • 11 am – Rooibos and Honeybush Teas (Irene Drmla, owner – Special Teas Inc.)
  • 12 pm – Taking the Chill off of Iced Teas (Bob Krul, CTC Brewt Corp. & Brendan Waye, The Tea Guy)
  • 1 pm – Ceylon, The Island of Tea (Jennifer Petersen, master tea blender & tea business trainer)
  • 2 pm – Refreshment of the Spirit: Oriental Tea & Wine Drinking Vessels (Barry Till, curator of Asian art – Art Gallery of Greater Victoria)
  • 3 pm – Commentaries on Modern Life~Selected Teatime Readings (Earlene Grey, author)

More details...

The Victoria Tea Festival is a fundraiser for Camosun College’s Child Care Services.

Sponsored by: Silk Road, Murchies, Planet Organic, Bubby Rose’s Bakery, Victoria Conference Centre, Downtown Victoria Business Association, Industry Images, Butchart Gardens, The Fairmont Empress, JagaSilk, Serious Coffee, Inn at Laurel Point, Special Teas Inc., Chek News, The Times Colonist, and Ocean 98.5


Lisa Stekelenburg
Manager, Camosun College Child Care Services

Last updated: February 4, 2010 3:39 pm

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