Someone who has exhibited every year said that the Victoria Tea Festival has lost its small local feel and has become more corporate. However there are still some great returning small tea vendors that have stuck it out.
Here is a list of a few of these must see exhibitors that tea enthusiasts might want to check out this Saturday and Sunday at Crystal Gardens:
May Ip Gallery- Have a conversation with the charming grandma from Yunnan, it will make your day.
Chado Tea House- Peter and Fumi offer possibly some of the best Japanese tea at the Tea Festival served up in proper Japanese style. Compare their Japanese teas to the local favorites Silk Road and Jagasilk.
Jagasilk- Let Jared and Miyu serve you up some of the freshest matcha you will ever taste outside of Japan.
Silk Road- You won't be able to miss this local favorite, Michelle's booth is always beautifully decorated and the most interesting to explore.
Remember all proceeds go to charity so why not check it out anyways?