The Great British Tea Festival 2018 Roundup



Yesterday, the very first Great British Tea Festival was held in Derby (UK). It was a super event in its infancy and here’s hoping it grows even further. Unlike any tea event I’ve attended it was placed to attract a whole spectrum of tea drinkers. From those seeking something cultural to do on a Sunday afternoon to those like myself who eagerly awaited renowned speakers in the world of tea such as Jane Pettigrew.

The location was spectacular. In a Grade II listed old railway building. There was a string quartet playing in the centre, surrounded by clothed tables served by Elements Tea and Coffee House Derby.


I was particularly fond of the vegan white chocolate and matcha blondie made by elements.


Surrounding in the outer and inner circles were exhibitors selling an array of fine teas and teaware with copious brews to try. I was particularly impressed with…

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