Las Vegas

Tea Craftsman Certification Strengthens Tea Businesses

Being an effectual tea specialist has evolved beyond handing a cup and teabag to a customer. Knowledge of tea and its components is vital for success. Some key skills that are relevant when training or becoming a tea specialist in today’s competitive retail environment are: Cupping. Processing. Blending. Creating flavored teas. Understanding tisanes and...

World Tea Expo Announces Inaugural Kombucha Pavilion

Editor’s note: The planned 2018 launch has been delayed. Kombucha, the wildly popular fermented tea, gets a special showcase with the new Kombucha Pavilion debuting at World Tea Expo, June 12-14 in Las Vegas. Produced in partnership with Kombucha Brewers International, the Kombucha Pavilion offers 10-15 furnished, turnkey booths in a dedicated area on...

Places to Take Your Tea in Las Vegas

Here are four outstanding places in Las Vegas where World Tea Expo attendees can find a tea respite. Each place has its own unique attributes and puts care into the details of their guests’ tea experiences. Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino, Cha Garden Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino’s Cha Garden is an indoor-outdoor tea...

Register Early For World Tea Expo Discounts

Registration is now open for the annual World Tea Expo, which promises to be better than ever. Classes are more relevant and of a higher quality; and people who register early will receive some discounts. Early Bird registration runs through April 28. Early registrants can save as much as $300 dollars. All retailers, distributors,...

Lucky Dragon Casino Serves 2,000 Gongfu Tea on Opening Day

LAS VEGAS Ten tea artists in the Cha Garden teahouse served almost 2,000 people last weekend at the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, the first hotel-casino with gongfu tea service in the U.S. The boutique 200-room hotel-casino is located on the north side of Sahara Avenue about a half-mile west of Las Vegas Boulevard. It...

World Tea Expo 2017 Call for Speakers

Share Your Tea-Related Insights and Help Businesses Become More Successful and Profitable World Tea Expo is accepting speaker proposals for its 2017 event in Las Vegas, June 13–15, 2017. The deadline to submit proposals is Oct. 7, 2016. Submit session proposals here Potential speakers should have extensive knowledge and experience in tea and in...

2016 World Tea Awards Recognizes Advocates, Innovators

By Stephenie Overman World Tea Awards were handed out to tea advocates, educators, sellers and innovators Wednesday, June 15 at the 2016 World Tea Expo in Las Vegas. Expo attendees also paid tribute to specialty tea import pioneer Devan Shah who died earlier this year. Now in its third year, the World Tea Awards...

Mike Spillane Wins Lifetime Achievement Award at World Tea Expo

By Stephenie Overman The John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Mike Spillane, president of The G.S. Haly Company, Wednesday June 15 at the 2016 World Tea Expo in Las Vegas. “It’s truly an honor to have my life’s work in specialty tea recognized by the U.S. tea industry at World Tea Expo 2016....