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All are welcome! Free to attend. Participants must be festival ticketholders.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Schedule to be posted. Please check back.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

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Sponsored by: SerendipiTea

Participation fees apply – all participants must be festival ticketholders. Seating is limited.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

10:00am - 2:00pmTea Course Fast Track (Presented by: Gail Gastelu) - $199 early-bird pricing until 11/13/20, $245 thereafter

Additional seminars to be posted.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Schedule to be posted. Please check back.

** Presenters previously announced in February are being reconfirmed due to the rescheduling of the event, so some may change or be cancelled. Seminars subject to change without notice. Please check back for updates. If you are looking to speak at the event, please submit a seminar proposal.**

Tea Course Fast Track
Presented By: Gail Gastelu, Producer of
Sponsored By: and SerendipiTea
Participation Fee: $199 per person, early-bird pricing until 11/13/20; $245 per person thereafter (pre-register early to save money! Tea Course Fast Track ticketholders also receive VIP access to the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC either day of the festival and one guaranteed VIP gift bag.)

A half-day (four hour) seminar and tasting/cupping session introducing you to TEA (Camellia sinensis), what it is, where it’s grown, how it’s harvested, uses, product applications, and health benefits too. Explore the business side of tea including purchasing guidelines, trends, insight, marketing ideas, and news. Experience tea cupping and learn how to distinguish quality. Taste and compare white, green, oolong, and black teas to understand differences. Learn proper techniques and how to serve. Learn about tea industry resources, how to find suppliers, additional education, associations, and more.

All attendees receive a flash drive with additional reading, eBooks, resources, and special offers worth more than the class fee! Additionally, attendees will receive a cupping set (to keep), tea sampling and bonus program materials.

• for any type of business interested in adding tea as an additional profit center or any person thinking about starting a tea-related business

Tea Course is online, continuing education produced by The Tea House Times (a bi-monthly publication connecting businesses and consumers since 2003) with the purpose of helping tea businesses stay in business.  Includes more than 400 topics and weekly updates/additions and regular tea market reports since 2008. All participants of Tea Course Fast Track receive a free introductory trial to

About Gail Gastelu:

Gail Gastelu is owner/publisher of The Tea House Times, producer of Tea Course and Tea Course Fast Track, co-owner of Tea Etiquette Certified and frequent presenter at tea and/or coffee shows nationwide. Connecting businesses and consumers since 2003, her passion and drive is to help tea businesses grow by providing many services beneficial to the tea industry. The publication, news, education, hosted blogs, special features, and resources may be found by visiting website. Gail recently created the nationwide #DrinkTea Campaign with the Tea Council of the USA. Gail currently serves on the Tea Association of the USA's Specialty Tea Institute Advisory Board and over the years has been an officer or advisory board member to several associations, trade shows, and organizations.


Seminars subject to change.
Click here for a list of 2019 seminars.