For love of tea: Toronto 5th Annual Tea Festival


Come Sip! Immerse yourself in the domain of tea from the traditional to the modern at the 5th annual Toronto Tea Festival on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 10:00am until 5:00pm at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Central Reference Library. 

The 5th annual Toronto Tea Festival has gathered world-renowned tea sommeliers, internationally published authors, historical fashion experts, musicians, reviewers, nutrition specialists, master chefs, exhibitors and bloggers who are keen to steep the enquiring, novice and aficionado in tea lore and culture.

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NEW – Tasting With Tea Sommeliers. An intimate learning experience with tea sommeliers and other industry experts. In this two-hour workshop visitors will taste and discover the finer points of twelve teas, including some from each of the six major categories of tea and a select few from the Tea Tasters Box. RSVP required. exotic teas

RETURNING – The Toronto Tea Festival brings back the Tea Tasters Box, an exclusive collection of premier loose-leaf teas, sampled and scored by a panel of 50 tea lovers from across North America. #teatastersboxTOexotic teas

Also returning is the Tea Tasting Competition where lucky contestants will test their palates with blind tastings for a chance to win limited edition prizes.exotic teas

The Toronto Tea Festival will feature tea tastings, scrumptious tea-food offerings, door prizes, and formal tea ceremonies based in the Korean, Japanese, and Chinese styles. Exhibitors offer the opportunity to choose and purchase your personally selected special blend of teas, tea-related products and exquisite tea ware by artisans. The tea inspired music completes the unique Toronto Tea Festival experience. Come Sip!

Between browsing exhibitor offerings and tastings, guests are encouraged to attend the FREE Toronto Tea Festival Speaker Series – Seminars and presentations with Q&A’s by internationally renowned speakers and authors. Seating is limited.

We are very excited to be hosting the 5th Annual Toronto Tea Festival and sharing tea with all of our guests. I am happy to be involved in the expanding Canadian tea culture.” said Tao Wu, proprietor, Tao Tea Leaf.

“The return of the 5th annual Toronto Tea Festival is an exciting step in spreading the joys of tea,” says Bill Kamula, Tea Guild of Canada Chair and Tea Sommelier instructor at the Tea Festival’s sponsor, George Brown College. “Tea is one of the fastest growing segments of the beverage market, and this festival presents an opportunity for interested consumers to explore the many aspects of tea culture and new products under one roof. This year’s festival will feature up to 50 exhibitors that will address our attendees diverse tea related needs.”

For a complete listing of the Toronto Tea Festival events and to purchase tickets in advance please visit –

Early Bird until January 10, 2017 – One Day – $12.00 or Two Day Pass – $15.00

Regular Admission – One Day – $15.00 or Two Day Pass – $25.00

Tickets are also available at Tao Tea Leaf – 934 Yonge Street – (647) 878-6934