At The Pennsylvania Tea Festival you will be introduced to a wide variety of specialty teas to expand and enhance your knowledge of tea and teaculture.There will be a lecture series, a limited number of hands-on workshops, music, good food but most of all quality TEA!

Friday Lectures*

*see Friday Lectures for full program descriptions
Informative programs on tea, included in your ticket price. Seating is limited.

9:30am TBA

10:30am The Japanese Tea Ceremony, ‘The Way of Tea’, Matcha and More

11:30am VinTEAge Tastes and Tonics

12:30pm The Tea Industry Through the Eyes of a Second Generation Nepali Tea Farmer 

1:30pm More Than a Tempest in a Teapot—America Comes into Being

2:30pm Tea Party Planning Made Easy 

    Friday Tea Tastings*

    *see Friday Tea Tastings for full program descriptions

    This program features tea tastings or tea pairings. Tastings are limited to 15 people, and have an additional fee of $15.00/person.

    9:15am Cooking With Tea

    10:30am Expanding into East Asian Teas with a Tasting of Taiwanese Teas

    12:00pm Tea 101 

    1:30pm Chocolate and Tea Pairing 

    3:00pm The Spectrum of Tea Tasting

    Friday Garden Talks*

    *Gather at the Giant Tea Cup 

    These optional garden tours are included in your entrance fee. Your guide, Susanna Reppert Brill, is the owner and herbalist at The Rosemary House. She is also one of the founding members of the Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association.

    10:15am  “Herbs for the Tea Pot (and a few for the cooking pot, too!)”
    This seeing, touching, and nibbling (optional) tour will highlight herbs that can be tossed into the tea pot for a fragrant and delightful brew, and a few that are perfect to enhance your culinary skills.

    2:15pm  “A weed for every need”
    This talk will focus on herbs and weeds that are excellent healing tisanes.

    Friday Musical Line Up

    11:00 - 1:00pm In the garden  
    Jonathan Frazier - guitar, native flute -Jonathan offers a variety of sounds

    1:00 – 3:00pm  Strolling Rosemary Lane-
    Sasanach, Traditional Irish Music on Fiddle

Saturday Lectures*

*see Saturday Lectures for full program descriptions
Informative programs on tea, included in your ticket price. Seating is limited.

9:30am Tea Accoutrements

10:30am The Japanese Tea Ceremony, ‘The Way of Tea’, Matcha and More

11:30am Afternoon Tea Made Easy

12:30pm Tea Blending Made Simple 

1:30pm Who's Your Tea Farmer? Meet the People Behind Your Teas"

2:30pm Kombucha

Saturday Tea Tastings*

*see Saturday Tea Tastings for full program descriptions

This program features tea tastings or tea pairings. Tastings are limited to 15 people, and have an additional fee of $15.00/person. 

9:15am TBA

10:30am The Spectrum of Tea Tasting: A Flight of OOLONG Teas 

12:00pm Larsen Meadworks

1:30pm Tea and Honey Pairing Tasting 

3:00pm Tea and Cheese Pairing

Saturday Garden Talks*

*Gather at the Giant Tea Cup 

These optional garden tours are included in your entrance fee. Your guide, Susanna Reppert Brill, is the owner and herbalist at The Rosemary House. She is also one of the founding members of the Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association.


10:15am “Herbs for the Tea Pot (and a few for the cooking pot, too!)
”This seeing, touching, and nibbling (optional) tour will highlight herbs that can be tossed into the tea pot for a fragrant and delightful brew, and a few that are perfect to enhance your culinary skills.

2:15pm “A weed for every need”
This talk will focus on herbs and weeds that are excellent healing tisanes.

Saturday Musical Line Up

11:00 - 1:00pm Strolling Rosemary Lane: 
Jonathan Frazier – talented in all the arts including music

1:00 – 3:00pm in the garden 
Sasanach, Our favorite Irish Fiddler