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Tuesday, March 22 • 12:15pm - 4:15pm
Workshop 2: Tea Flights (formerly known as "Origins") AFTERNOON SESSION (Room #S233)

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Tea Flights is something new just added this year to replace Origins.  These will be quick 30 minute tastings of the most popular teas or botanicals that come from different growing regions.  This will give you the opportunity to taste and learn about what each region produces and the flavor profiles to look for. This year we will be a cocktail to some of the offerings plus a special drawing from one of the countries for a trip for 2 (airfare not included) for a tea tour, more on that later.  Your Emcee for the day will be Daniel Lewis.
12:15pm to 12:45pm -- India – Amy Dubin
12:50pm to 1:20pm -- Herbals & Botanicals – Sara Stewart Martinelli
1:25pm to 1:55pm -- Japan – Rona Tison
2:00pm to 2:30pm  --   China – Shunan Teng
2:35pm to 3:15pm --    Nepal - Jeni Dodd (Drawing for trip)
3:20pm to 3:50pm  --   Africa – Wouter Verelst
3:55pm to 4:25pm --    Korea - Nicole Burris

Speakers
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Sara Stewart Martinelli

Owner, The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
Sara Stewart Martinelli is the owner, tea blender, and certified herbalist of The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse in Boulder, Colorado.  Since 1998, The Teahouse has been one of the largest tea rooms in North America and features over 100 fine teas and botanical blends. Sara graduated... Read More →
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Nicole Burriss

Owner, Taste All the Tea
Nicole Burriss, the owner of Taste All The Tea, is a Kansas City native. She grew up with Lipton iced tea and didn’t really think much about tea until her eyes were opened at an afternoon tea party. Taking a deep and obsessive dive into teas of all kinds led her to found the Midwest... Read More →
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Daniel Lewis

Founder, Speaker, Content Creator, T By Daniel
Author, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker Daniel Lewis is the proud founder of the award-winning tea company T By Daniel. His people-focused outlook on entrepreneurship and his experiential business tactics have garnered him and his company national recognition and many awards... Read More →
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Amy Dubin

Owner, Janam Tea
Amy established Janam Tea in 2004 to showcase the rich array of teas produced in India, which she experienced firsthand during her self-guided travels. She began developing her palate as a teenager and came to tea appreciation by way of wine and whiskey. In 1994, she graduated in... Read More →
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Rona Tison

Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations, Ito En
A tea industry connoisseur with a refined approach to the U.S. Japanese culture and innovative marketing, Rona Tison is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations at ITO EN (North America) INC., Japan’s #1 green tea brand and the world’s leading purveyor of award-winning... Read More →
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Wouter Verelst

Founder, Satemwa
WOUTER VERELST lived and worked with his family in Malawi for 7 years. About 5 years ago he returned back to Belgium to set up the Satemwa Europe direct trade office close to Antwerp.  Wouter keeps close relations with different international tea education programs to educate tea... Read More →
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Shunan Teng

Owner, Tea Drunk
Shunan Teng is the founder and CEO of Tea Drunk, a New York City-based tea company that has become the destination for those seeking exceptional tea and tea knowledge. Shunan is known for her relentless in-the-field pursuit of tea knowledge and her work in preserving Chinese tea traditions... Read More →
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Jeni Dodd

Owner, Jeni Dodd Tea
Born and raised in America’s heartland, Jeni Dodd has journeyed far afield from the plains of Kansas to remote tea-growing regions throughout the world in search of the perfect cup of tea.  She has visited all of the major, as well as many of the up-and-coming, tea-producing countries... Read More →


Tuesday March 22, 2022 12:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall