Ottawa Tea Festival

Library & Archives Canada Building

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In a Nutshell

Speakers at the international festival discuss the world of teas; dance troupes, bands, and tea experts demonstrate their craft

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Promotional value expires Dec 7, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only December 6th and December 7th, 2014. Not valid towards tea products, accessories, or workshops. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • C$20 for Ottawa Tea Festival weekend pass for two (up to a C$50 value)

The festival takes place at the Library and Archives Canada on Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each weekend pass includes admission, plus free tea samples from a variety of tea houses, live concerts and dance performances from groups from India, Thailand, Indonesia, and Japan. In additional to global teas, visitors can try local artisanal foods. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a paying adult.

Kimicha Tea

Finding the perfect tea requires a sensitive palate. Kimicha's founder Kimiko Uriu has been working endlessly to do that; she selects each one of the shop's many offerings from the hundreds of different teas available in regions like China, India, and Japan. Her skill shows; she's a certified tea specialist and her selections have won awards from the North American Tea Championship.

She's not shy about passing those skills along, though. The shop hosts events that include tastings of new teas and classes that teach students to blend their own teas, pair foods and tea, or try teas from every region of the world. The shop stocks everything newly discovered aficionados might need as well, from ornate serving sets to sleek matcha bowls.

Customer Reviews

It was great and I hope they come back next year or sooner!
Yannick A. · January 15, 2013
It's the Festival's first year and I hope they bring it back next year. I enjoyed the tea ceremony presentations and tasting different types of tea, and meeting some local tea suppliers. I also met some lovely tea aficionados from around the world -- India, Sri Lanka, Korea and Kenya. It was a fun afternoon.
Denise M. · November 20, 2011
I really enjoyed my experience and loved tasting the variety of teas that I didn`t know existed. The power point presentations were very informative and and the Japanese tea demonstation was nice to see.
Manon B. · November 19, 2011
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    Library & Archives Canada Building

    325 Wellington St

    Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4

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