Festival Organizers

The Rosemary House & Gardens- One of the first herb & spice gift shops in America, founded by Bertha Reppert in 1968. The Rosemary House in charming downtown Mechanicsburg features herbs and spices from Allspice to Zebrovka. Herb plants, gifts, assorted tea related merchandise and more can be found in this quaint shop. All of Bertha Reppert's books as well as hundreds of other herbals & cookbooks are available. 

Sweet Remembrances Tea Room- Originally established in 1990 as a unique private party place, Sweet Remembrances now offers afternoon tea by advance reservation on select days during the year. Treat yourself and your friends to a well-deserved break as you relax and enjoy this charming tea room in downtown Mechanicsburg, PA. New dates when we are serving afternoon tea are listed on our Special Events website.

Festival Sponsors

Communitea was established in 2005, located in the Hunters Point neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens, New York. It was founded by husband-wife partners Kafia Saxe and Lloyd Canning with the intent of creating a casual "third place" to enjoy a really good "cuppa," to share a delicious meal and to gather together for community events! 

The Essential Herbal is an ever-growing magazine dispersing herbal lore and uses as we allow businesses and hobbyists alike to shine by sharing their knowledge. It is written by, for and about herbie people and the things they love....HERBS!

Jing Si Tea is truly a gift from nature, grown under idyllic geographic conditions in Taiwan and processed organically by experts with four generations of experience.  Our signature Jing Si Shop provides a one of a kind shopping experience with an emphasis on practicality, durability, and a reverence for our planet and its precious resources. Our sustainable and eco-friendly focus extends itself to our ranges of soaps, wearables, edibles, and even publications.

Kanlo Tea was established in 2010 to introduce good quality tea from Sri Lanka formerly known as Ceylon. All our teas our premium quality and will continuing to expand and elevate to new markets as we introduce from other tea regions in the world.

Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association - (MATBA) was founded in 2005 to advance the knowledge of tea through networking and educational opportunities for the tea entrepreneur in our primary member states: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Washington, DC. & Virginia. Susanna Reppert-Brill, Nancy Reppert, and Janet Young are the founding members of this association. MATBA is a proud sponsor of the PA Tea Festival, and many of our members are vendors.

Since 2001, Tea by Two proprietors Janet and Erin, have taken care and pride in making the ritual of tea-time a relaxing, restorative, and uniquely pleasurable experience. The tea room setting is charming and cheerful and after a pot of one of their 60 varieties of quality loose leaf tea and a three tiered serving of their freshly baked scones, sandwiches and sweets you will surely feel refreshed. Come see for yourself at Tea by Two

Tea-For-All™ is the business endeavor of husband and wife team Mike and Deborah Raab. Certified Tea Specialists from the Tea Association of the U.S., through their Specialty Tea Institute, they strive to remain current on tea related topics, trends and findings within the tea industry. As perpetual students of the leaf, they share their knowledge through publications, postings and hands on learning experiences. Subsequently, this knowledge is shared with their clients in specialty tea shops throughout New Jersey and PA. In addition, both are active members in the Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association, each having served a four year term as president. There on-line business features a wide array of teas and tea accoutrements to purchase.

Tea Time Magazine - TeaTime is a source book for all who love tea and who want to enrich life with the serenity of teatime. The magazine proclaims the pleasures of tea as a gourmet beverage, and offers informative articles that range from food features to tearoom profiles. TeaTime goes beyond the history and science of the beverage and celebrates the art and passion that make drinking tea a memorable occasion.

The 127-year-old Victorian home has transformed into a sweet and elegant tearoom. Owner and proprietor, Meg Miley Shaffer, has embraced the long history of the house and village community to create a tearoom full of character and elegance. The Village Teahouse offers the choice of a Victorian dining room or a unique themed room and is able to accommodate parties up to 40 guests. The Village Teahouse is the perfect place to host your upcoming birthday, shower, wedding, anniversary, baptism, and more. Enter as guests, leave as our friends!

Social Media

Follow the Pennsylvania Tea Festival on Facebook. This two day tea festival held in late September features tea, music, vendors, lectures, workshops, and all things pertaining to tea and its culture. Keep up-to-date with festival information. Share your photos, too! #teafestpa #PAteafest

Find out more about the Pennsylvania Tea Festival in Central PA on Instagram! The festival began in September 2017 and continues to be held annually in the herb gardens of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.  #teafestpa #PAteafest #teafestivalPA 

Rosemary's Sampler Blog This event will be held in the herb gardens of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances and celebrates the wide variety of specialty teas, herbal tisanes, tea preparation and tea culture. A range of tea merchants and vendors selling all things TEA will be on hand to share their knowledge about tea and tea culture. This two day event will feature lectures on tea, specialty workshops and tea tastings plus musical entertainment. Whether you are a beginning tea enthusiast or a seasoned tea guru, there will be something for everyone.