June 10-13, 2019
Conference: June 10-13, 2019
Exhibit Hall: June 11-13, 2019
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall

Special Events

Tea Master’s Cup
Tuesday 6/11 & Wednesday 6/12
Exhibit Hall floor, end of Aisle 200
In June 2019, the American Specialty Tea Alliance in conjunction with World Tea Media will host the first ever American Tea Masters Cup competition within the World Tea Expo! In this inaugural run the organizers will hold the Tea Preparation and Tea Mixology portions of the competition. In the Tea Preparation portion, contestants will prepare a tea selection of their own as well as a tea selected by the organizers and present the prepared teas to a panel of judges. Likewise, in the Tea Mixology portion of the competition, contestants will prepare and present to a panel of judges a mixed tea beverage of their own making as well as one made using ingredients provided by the organizers. The winner of each category will be sent to the 2019 Tea Masters Cup International competition (location yet to be announced).
Tea Sponsor: Rishi | Ingredient Sponsor: Rishi

Sip For Peace
Tuesday 6/11, 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Presented by Babette Donaldson, International Tea Sippers Society
Special Events Stage

Tea News of the Week

Sponsored by Qtrade
Tuesday 6/11, 1:00 - 1:45 pm
Presented by Dan Bolton
Special Events Stage

Afternoon Tea Break 
Sponsored by FlavorWave 

Tuesday 6/11 & Wednesday 6/12, 3:00pm 
North Hall Lobby
Don’t miss the Afternoon Tea Tasting for a fun take on tea with Flavor Wave slushies. The tea and tropical fruit flavors will be a great way to slow down and cool down your busy days at World Tea Expo.

World Tea Awards & Opening Night Reception
Tuesday 6/11, 6:00 – 8:00pm
North Hall - Room N109
Each year at the World Tea Awards, the best and brightest are celebrated for their notable achievements in the tea industry. Join us at this annual event to not only recognize our nominees and winners, but to enjoy networking, cocktails, food, music and fun! All attendees and exhibitors are invited and encouraged to attend. You will receive a drink ticket and the chance to win door prizes with your badge.
Parting Gift Sponsor: Harney & Sons

Chemistry of Tea flavor

Wednesday 6/12, 1:00 - 1:45pm
Sponsored by Qtrade
Presented by Dil Seneviratne, Product Development
Special Events Stage

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Sponsored by ITOEN
Wednesday 6/12, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Special Events Stage

World Tea Academy Graduation

Wednesday 6/12, 4:30 - 5:30pm
Special Events Stage

Networking Cocktail Reception

Wednesday 6/12, 5:30 - 6:30pm
North Hall Lobby - Second Floor
Continue your World Tea Expo 2018 experience with this opportunity to network and connect. Join your fellow attendees and exhibitors in the North Hall Lobby for a cocktail and light appetizers on Wednesday evening.

The World's Rarest Teas: An Exclusive Tasting Event*
Wednesday 6/12, 8:00 - 9:30pm
In this immersive and intimate tasting event, professional tea taster Kevin Gascoyne, of Camellia Sinensis, shares a carefully selected sequence of teas from around the world. A tasting experience to impress your pallet like never before. The event will feature some of the rarest and most exclusive batches of teas that money can buy – a one-time opportunity not to be missed! Tickets must be purchased in advance for this event. Due to the fully immersive nature of this session, latecomers will be turned away

Cup Warming (International Tea Cupper's Club)

Thursday 6/13, 11:30 - 12:30pm
Presented by Babette Donaldson
Special Events Stage

Tea News of the Week

Thursday 6/13, 1:00 - 1:45 pm
Presented by Dan Bolton
Sepcial Events Stage

World Tea & Music Festival – World Tea Expo Afterparty*
Thursday 6/13, 7:00pm – 12:00am
Tealet Warehouse: 3230 Polaris Ave. unit 7 Las Vegas, NV 89102
The World Tea and Music Festival is the official afterparty of the World Tea Expo! Join all your best tea friends for a night of WTE decompression and networking in a fun and interactive environment sure to inspire you to see new ways to engage with your local tea community. Admission includes tasting menus from prominent tea-supporting Vegas-based chefs, unlimited tea service, tea mixology and innovation, interactive tea education.
*Tickets are available for WTE attendees at registration for $30 and for non-WTE attendees at worldteaandmusic.com for $50 plus tax and fees.

*Designates a paid event. Tickets may be purchased through registration.