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Las Vegas Tea Fest to Debut in the Arts Factory

Published on Tue, Oct 9, 2012 (2:58 p.m.)

Las Vegas, NV - Naomi Rosen, of Joy’s Teaspoon, and Louise Carruth, of Little Candle Tea Company, are proud to announce the debut of the Las Vegas Tea Fest. “We have a great tea movement starting to happen here in Vegas. The LV Tea Fest gives us a chance to showcase all of the incredible tea products and services that are right in our own backyard,” says Joy’s Teaspoon owner, Naomi Rosen. “Where
else can you visit with retailers, sit it on tea classes, and take part in tea ceremonies all in one spot, on the same day?” The Las Vegas Tea Fest will kick-off at 9:00am on Saturday, November 10th, 2012, at The Arts Factory in Downtown. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased ahead of the event at In addition to walking The Arts Factory and
admiring the art and artists, we will also feature:

9:30 — 10:30: Countries of Origin Tasting Session – Join us as we sample multiple teas from China, Japan and India. We will discuss the differences in growing conditions, harvesting, manufacturing and flavors.

10:45 — 11:45: Cooking with Tea - Executive Chef Beni Velasquez, of Bar + Bistro, will entice our senses and likely make us drool as he shows simple ways to incorporate tea as a broth, spice, marinade and more!

1:00 — 1:45: Wu Wo Tea Ceremony – A tea ceremony for the masses! No matter your age, sex, financial standing, tea knowledge…all are welcome to participate.

1:45 — 2:15: Sip + Sample: Tea & Chocolate

2:15 — 2:45: Sip + Sample: Tea & Cheese

3:00 — 4:00: Golden Leaf Challenge - The coveted Golden Leaf Award is given to chefs/restaurants/bakeries that achieve excellence in the execution of using tea as a primary ingredient in their culinary creations.

4:00: Silent Auction/Raffle – We are very proud to have partnered with Studio8Ten, a non-profit art studio and gift shop providing creative, business-based employment to people with disabilities. We will host a silent auction and raffle with proceeds going to support the mission of this amazing organization!

5:30: Tea Cuisine with Chef Beni – We are ecstatic that Executive Chef Beni Velasquez, of Bar + Bistro, has agreed to wow us with a tea filled, tea centered, four-course dinner. Every aspect of the meal, including ingredients, will revolve around tea. (**Please note that tickets are sold separately for this event.)

In an effort to save resources, cups will be provided but we invite attendees to bring their favorite teacup or mug to sample all of the wonderful teas that will be available. For more information or questions, please visit, call 877.795.1411 or email us at [email protected]

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About Las Vegas Tea Fest: Las Vegas Tea Fest is a joint effort between Naomi Rosen and Louise Carruth to help bring together tea knowledge, culture and community here in Las Vegas. 2012 is the debut of the Tea Fest and this event will be held annually to offer demonstrations, education and retail showcasing. This year’s LV Tea Fest will be held at the Arts Factory on Saturday, November 10th, 2012, from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Visit for more information or follow us on Facebook ( or on Twitter (@lvteafest).

About Naomi Rosen and Joy’s Teaspoon: Joy’s Teaspoon, owned by Naomi Rosen, is a web-based venue offering premium loose leaf teas and savory spices throughout the United States and is based in Las Vegas, NV. Launched in April 2010, Joy’s Teaspoon is ranked #4 on’s Top 30 Tea Companies. Naomi Rosen, is also co-founder of the Las Vegas Tea Fest and Las Vegas Tea Series, and Organizer of the Las Vegas/Henderson Tea Lovers Meetup.

About Louise Carruth and Little Candle Tea Company: Little Candle Tea Company was born out of the love and spirit that tea brings to those who drink it. The company focus is to educate tea drinkers and non-drinkers alike, about the tastes and variety of specialty teas. We carry specialty tea and tisanes, along with tea-making accessories. Please call Louise Carruth at 702-643-2828 for more

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