World Tea Expo Aftermath – What Did It All Mean?

The World Tea Expo has been around for a few years now. The 2014 expo recently came and went. The venue had changed from Las Vegas (what happens there stays there) to Long Beach, California, where the Queen Mary is berthed permanently as a floating hotel with exhibits such as “Diana: Legacy of a Princess.” …

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Another Tea Expo Came and Went but New Tea Business Boot Camp Is Forever

The annual World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, has once again come and gone. Tea vendors and excited attendees mingled and interacted about the latest in tea. Dozens of new tea products were introduced. And a host of tea-related events took place. The most significant part (in my humble opinion) was the New Business …

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World Tea Expo 2011: The Flip Side

The Summer version of the World Tea Expo was held June 24-26, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. My previous posts (part 1 and part 2) detailed the experiences of a first-time exhibitor at WTE. I also had the opportunity to step out of my booth and walk the aisles, check out all the other booths, …

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An Overview of World Tea Expo 2011

The Summer version of the World Tea Expo was held June 24-26, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. Each summer a large contingent of representatives from the different sectors of the worldwide tea industry converges in Las Vegas for World Tea Expo. There are other large tea-industry trade shows held throughout the year, but World …

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A Newbie at World Tea Expo, Part 2

The saga of the newbie at the World Tea Expo continues from Part 1: Then there's your time "budget." However long you think it'll take you to prepare, both before leaving home and at the Expo hall, double or even triple it. Just slogging through the 150-page Exhibitor's Manual and figuring out what parts of …

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The World’s Best Cup of Tea?

The world's best cup of tea — if there was ever a phrase to make tea lovers leap from their chairs and take notice, this has got to be the one. It's also mighty high praise for a mere cup of tea, and one might wonder who's to decide when it comes to awarding such …

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A Newbie at World Tea Expo, Part 1

If you're involved in any way in the tea industry, World Tea Expo (WTE) is the next best thing to paradise. The recent (June 24-26) Expo in Las Vegas was my fourth; twice previously I had been invited as a speaker at the forerunner to WTE, TakeMe2Tea Expo, and attended once as a reporter. This …

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