Tea is steeped in boiling water, much like its near cousin, lobster juice. Warm up to this Groupon.
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- $5 for admission for one (a $10 value)
- $9 for admission for two (a $20 value)
Tea lovers gather on Saturday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Arts Factory for tastings, a traditional Chinese Wu-Wo tea ceremony, and a tea-centered cooking demonstration by Beni Velasquez, executive chef of Bar + Bistro. A percentage of the profits and silent-auction proceeds benefit Studio8Ten, a transitional living center in Las Vegas. See the schedule for the full day's events.
Las Vegas Tea Fest
Naomi Rosen and Louise Carruth understand that tea is more than just a beverage. For Naomi, it’s the deep, complex flavors—from her position at Joy’s Teaspoon, she fills area pots with more than 75 loose-leaf teas and more than 30 spices. For Louise, it’s the community aspect. Enamored of tea’s ability to unite people, she frequently attends afternoon teas at assisted-living residences, where she bonds with residents over tea-leaf readings and tea-related yarns. The two have joined forces to organize the Las Vegas Tea Fest, which combines Naomi's extensive knowledge of her stock with Louise's appetite for togetherness. Their one-day event includes tea and food pairings, cooking with tea demonstrations, a traditional Chinese Wu-Wo tea ceremony, and on-site exhibitors such as Little Candle Tea Company. Tastings gather teas from countries such as India, Japan, and China, while local artisans hawk tea-related wares, such as giant teabags you can sleep in when you have a sore throat.