California Tea Dreaming: A Roaring 2-Day Tea Festival in San Francisco

California Tea Dreaming: A Roaring 2-Day Tea Festival in San Francisco

Imagine a world where tea reigns supreme and the Ferry Building Marketplace transforms into a haven for tea lovers. Welcome to the San Francisco Tea Festival, a 2-day extravaganza brimming with tea tastings, lectures and over 3000 tea lovers! This event holds great significance for those looking to expand their knowledge of tea and indulge in unique flavors. As tea rebels, we appreciate the festival's emphasis on building tea community and sharing knowledge.

A World of Tea Tastings

Get ready to embark on a tea-sipping journey at the San Francisco Tea Festival, where local and global producers come together to showcase their finest teas. With over 3000 tea enthusiasts attending, this sold-out event at the Ferry Building offers a unique opportunity to sample teas from a diverse range of vendors. From established brands to local artisans, you'll find an array of delicious and authentic tea flavors waiting to be discovered. So, unleash your inner tea explorer and dive into a world of exquisite tea tastings.

Featuring an impressive lineup of tea vendors, the festival ensures a flavorful experience for everyone. Whether you're a die-hard Matcha fan fascinated by in situ grinding of Tencha leaves or love exploring award winning Oolongs and Blacks from world-famous Alishan Mountains, you'll be spoilt for choice. With numerous lectures and workshops on tea-related news and innovations, the event not only caters to your taste buds but also enriches your knowledge of tea and new industry topics.

So, buckle up for an unforgettable tea adventure filled with authentic flavors, bold experiences, and delightful discoveries. After all, what's better than sharing your love for tea with fellow tea rebels in the heart of San Francisco?

Engaging Lectures and Workshops

At the San Francisco Tea Festival, you're not just attending a tea-tasting extravaganza, but also a hub of knowledge-sharing and learning. Both days of the sold-out event are packed with engaging lectures and workshops that cater to the interests of the 3000 tea visitors. So, get ready to brew up some fun and dive headfirst into the fascinating world of tea!

Ever wondered about the intricate details of tea culture, or the art of brewing the perfect cup of tea? The festival has got you covered with a wide array of topics, ranging from brewing techniques to health benefits. With expert speakers and renowned names from the tea industry sharing their insights, there's always something new to learn and appreciate.

Whether you're a tea aficionado or just beginning your tea journey, the festival's lectures and workshops offer a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and industry experts. So, raise your porcelain teacup (supplied with your ticket by the waste-conscious organisers), sip on authentic tea, and let the delightful conversations flow at the Ferry Building during this extraordinary tea festival!

Here is a sample of lectured offered. For a full list of all the events click here

  • Discover Purple Tea with an Adventure to Kenya (Paul Bain from Justea)
  • Regenerative Tea Farming: The Journey to Climate & Nature Positive Tea, Annabel Kalmar from Tea Rebellion)
  • The Origin of Nepali Teas and Nepal Tea Collective (Pratik Rijal from Nepal Tea)

The Tea Market Experience

Picture a bustling marketplace filled with hundreds of different types of tea, each offering a unique story and flavor. That's the tea market experience at the sold-out San Francisco Tea Festival, an event that attracts 3000 tea visitors and tea rebels alike..

As you meander through the tea market at the Ferry Building, you'll come across award-winning teas, similar to those offered by Tea Rebellion. These teas not only boast exceptional quality but vendors havea story to share behind each of their teas. Just like Tea Rebellion's commitment to fostering tea transparency and provenance, many vendors share the idea that each cup of tea can provide a distinct experience, transporting you to the very origins of the tea leaves.

So, go ahead and immerse yourself in this tea lover's paradise, where each sip unravels a new flavour, a new story, and a new adventure.

Festival Highlights and Tips

With a sold-out event attracting 3000 tea visitors, it's no wonder that the San Francisco Tea Festival is the talk of the town! From tea tastings to insightful lectures on Tea and Matcha, this event has so much to offer. However, to make the most of your tea experience at the Ferry Building, it's essential to know the ins and outs of the festival. So, buckle up, dear tea rebels, as we spill the tea on some festival highlights and tips!

First and foremost, planning ahead can score you some pretty cool perks. By purchasing your tickets early, you'll gain access to a free swag bag, complete with a porcelain teacup to savor your tea tastings in style.

Now that you're all set with your tickets, here's a tip to make your festival experience even more memorable: bring a friend! Sharing the excitement of tea tastings, lectures, and workshops with a fellow tea enthusiast doubles the fun. Consult with your friend or partner on which teas you like best and are considering purchasing.  Strike a deal by jointly purchasing tea bundles.

So, there you have it – your guide to navigating the San Francisco Tea Festival like a true tea rebel. With these tips in hand, you're all set to embark on a tea adventure filled with fun,  appreciation and adventure, and, of course, an endless supply of delicious tea!

Tea Rebellion and the San Francisco Tea Festival

As tea rebels, the San Francisco Tea Festival's sold-out event at the Ferry Building, with its focus on tea discovery and tea culture strikes a chord with us. At Tea Rebellion, our mission and values are deeply rooted in fostering tea transparency and provenance. We believe in partnering with smallholders, family farmers, and cooperatives who share our commitment to making a positive difference in their communities. 


In a world where Lectures, Tea, Matcha, and the Ferry Building come together for a sold-out, 2-day tea extravaganza, it's hard not to be excited. With 3000 tea visitors flocking to the San Francisco Tea Festival, it's clear that this event holds immense significance for tea enthusiasts and novices alike. The festival's focus on authentic tea experiences and makes it an event worth attending for anyone who loves tea and believes in transparency and provenance.So, fellow tea enthusiasts, let's raise a toast to the San Francisco Tea Festival and the true taste of tea.

For this year we bid adieu to this tea-rrific adventure, and look forward to next years event. Cheers to you you fellow tea lovers! 

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