I'm excited to announce that the Midwest Tea Festival is returning to Kansas City this May. I had the opportunity to stop by the inaugural event last year (you can read all about it in our two part write-up here and here) and had a fabulous time. With your paid admission you'll receive a free tasting cup so you can sample tea from local favorites like Shang tea and Anna Marie's Tea Shop or discover new companies from across the US.
Register to attend a session in one of the tasting cafes or sit in on one of the many scheduled presentations to learn more about a variety of tea-related topics. The Midwest Tea Fest is a wonderful event where those passionate to tea can share their knowledge or discover something new. Tickets can be purchased in advance until May 3rd.
Volunteers are still needed for the festival, if you're interested in helping out you can find out more info on the Midwest Tea Festival website.
Admission: $12 (kids under 8 free without tasting cup) If you would like to have a tasting cup for your child under 8, you'll need to purchase a ticket.
This event is family friendly and strollers are allowed, but I'd suggest leaving it at home if you have the option. This is a hugely popular event with limited space and I found it very difficult to navigate, even with a smaller umbrella stroller.
Advanced tickets can be purchased until May 3rd online or locally at:
Anna Marie’s Teas, 124 S. Terrace Avenue, Liberty, MO 64068
Tea Market, 329 E. 55th Street, Kansas City, MO 64113
Shang Tea, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Suite 106, Kansas City, MO 64108
Brits!, 929 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS
Queen’s Pantry, 510 Delaware Street, Leavenworth, KS
Added Bonus: if you purchase an advance admission you'll receive a goodie bag filled with samples, a souvenir porcelain tasting cup, and be able to skip the huge ticket line. Those of you purchasing admission online will be able to register in advance for the tasting cafe session. These spots are limited and fill up fast! Last year I waited until the day of the festival to snag a spot and nearly missed out, so don't make the same mistake I did.
I am in no way affiliated with The Midwest Tea Festival, it's just a really cool event I'd like to see succeed. Upon my request I have been provided with a press pass for the event, admission for one guest, and samples from several of the vendors.