World Tea Expo Announces 1st Annual World Tea Awards Dinner

I’m super excited to be attending the World Tea Expo this year. Even if you aren’t able to attend, you can participate in voting for the awards dinner.
Long Beach, CA – There is more than just a new location for this year’s
12th edition of
the World Tea Expo. A new
black-tie Awards
Dinner will be held on the historic Queen Mary recognizing some
of the best in the industry on Friday, May 30th
at 7 pm.

The Oscar-style event will
be hosted by George Jage, founder/director of World Tea Media, and
Gail Gastelu, publisher of The Tea House Times. The Expo’s Best
New Products will be recognized along with a number of
community-voted categories. Nominations are now being accepted for
the following:
  • Best Tea Publication
  • Best Tea Book
  • Best Social Media
    Reach
  • Best Tea Room Website
  • Best Tea Retail
    Website
  • Best Tea Blog
  • Best Tea Educator
  • Best Tea Room Menu
  • Best Tea Short /
    Commercial
  • Best Tea Spirit
The nomination period will
end April 24th.
Finalists for each category will be announced, and voting by the
community will follow. The Awards dinner will culminate with the
recognition of Devan Shah with the Cha
Jing Lifetime Achievement Award.

“This is a tremendous
opportunity for us to recognize and show
appreciation to our industry overall, get dressed
up, and celebrate what makes our community so special,” stated Gail
Gastelu.

“We have been looking to
create this event for years, and with our move to Long Beach, the
Queen Mary provides the perfect setting for a black-tie affair,”
added George Jage. “Our longer term plans are to build the awards
around recognizing the retailers and businesses on the front lines of
the tea revolution. We will expand this significantly in future
years, but this first one is not to be missed. I still have people
come up to me and proudly say they were at the first Tea Expo and I
am sure this micro-event will attain the same passion as our trade
show.”

This is a ticketed event
and you do not need to be a delegate of the World Tea Expo to
participate. Delegates of the Expo can add the event to their
registration online or individual or table reservations can be made
by sending in this
form
.

For more information,
contact World Tea Media at 702.253.1893.

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