2015 Seminars

2015 Free Festival Seminars

All are welcome! Free to attend.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Schedule coming soon!


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Schedule coming soon!


Pairings & Special Events

(Participation fees apply – please purchase additional program ticket(s). Seating is limited. Located in Meeting Room 1 or 2.)


Saturday, March 21, 2015


1:00PM -

Tea Course Fast Track (Presented by: Gail Gastelu) - $199 early-bird pricing until 2/20/15, $245 thereafter


Sunday, March 22, 2015


8:00AM -

Tea Course Fast Track (Presented by: Gail Gastelu) - $199 early-bird pricing until 2/20/15, $245 thereafter

Click Here to Purchase "Pairing & Special Seminar" Tickets

** Additional seminars to be announced. Seminars subject to change without notice. Please check back for updates. Email if you are interested in speaking and would like to submit a proposal or have a seminar topic you think would be great to have at the festival. **

Tea Course Fast Track
Presented By: Gail Gastelu, Producer of
Sponsored By:
Participation Fee: $199 early-bird pricing until 2/20/15, $245 thereafter

Learn about tea for business in this fast track, half-day seminar produced by

If your business is ready to incorporate tea into its food and beverage offerings, this seminar will provide all of the knowledge you need to get started right away. Next to water, tea is the most globally consumed beverage in the world. It has become the drink of connoisseurs everywhere and respected as much as wine in every fine food establishment. Learn about tea for your business or as continuing education for any health related or food and beverage field – dietitians, trainers, coaches, restaurants, food and beverage managers, coffee retailers, and tea shop owners.

Tea Course Fast Track is a LIVE experience for those who need a quick start to learning about tea. You will learn enough about tea to immediately incorporate it as a profit center into an existing or future planned business. It is also a great option for earning CEUs!

Click here to learn in more detail what Tea Course Fast Track includes and the free perks/special benefits awarded at the end of the seminar. Tickets to this seminar include access to the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC.

  • for members of the trade or interested individuals looking to add tea to their business

Tea Course is produced by The Tea House Times (a bi-monthly publication connecting businesses and consumers since 2003). The online program is considered continuing education as running a successful business necessitates continual learning, reading, watching the news, and connecting with others in the industry. Members/students are worldwide and many have been successfully continuing their education from the comfort of their own computers since 2008. Over 200 topics, tea market reports, tea trends, tea news, 24/7 access, and weekly updates ensure continuing education.

About Gail Gastelu:
Gail Gastelu is Publisher of The Tea House Times and produces several other beneficial products and services to the tea industry.  Specializing in information management; Gail is a publisher, consultant, webmaster, educator, author, speaker, and graphic designer.  Gail also serves on the Board of the Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association as Chief Information Officer and press liaison.  Since 2003 she has been working to connect businesses and consumers to all facets of the tea industry.  Her passion and drive is to help tea businesses grow.  Services and programs produced by Gail include publication in print and online; continuing education; tea industry directory, news bureau;;;;; and  Having worked with consumers and businesses on all levels, Gail understands the ups and downs of the tea industry and works hard to build positive business and deeper consumer connections through tea.


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