Here are some photos. Can't wait for next year!
The Vendor Showcase
Richard Brandt, Portland potter who specializes in teaware
Pearl Zhuo Zhang, Red Rob Teahouse and Cafe, Gong Fu tea ceremony
Marjorie Yap, Chado demonstration
Yoga, meditation and tea on the lawn, taught by Anja Sofia Churchill
David Galli, PDX Tea
Laurie and Charles Dawson, amazing tasting tea!
Steven Odell in his custom tea van, Rabbit Moon Tea Arts
Jennifer Brenner (Tea Fest PDX leader) along with NW Tea Fest coaches,
and other friends
I loved seeing these women dressed in their beautiful Regency costumes
Friends dressed in Japanese kimono
These last two photos bring me to my final thoughts. Tea is a friend to all of us. Such diversity represented at this conference - in age, gender, clothing choice, ethnicity, tea preference, and much more. Tea brings us to commonality across these differences. What a truly beautiful thing.