2019 LECTURES - Sunday, Oct. 20th

ALL LECTURES ARE FREE WITH GENERAL ADMISSION.

PLEASE NOTE SPACE IS LIMITED. SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

TEA, TOURISM, AND SOCIAL CHANGE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 11:30-12:30pm

nishchal banskota, NEPAL TEA

In the 21st century, tea has emerged as a champion of social enterprise. The tea we invest in is making changes in the lives of people by helping them earn a better income or become literate, and knowing this can only make your cup of tea more fulfilling. There is an ever increasing gap between the primary producers and the ultimate consumers. Knowing the real people behind your cup of tea will elevate your tea drinking experience and also add value to you as an individual and/or to a business. The best way to bridge this gap is to bring the beauty of tea, tourism and social change under one umbrella through an immersive tourism package.

KENYA’S PURPLE TEA

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 1-2pm

PAUL BAIN, JUSTEA

Black tea , Green tea , White tea…. Purple TEA?!? The world’s first true innovation in tea cultivation is here and it is Purple! Grown exclusively in Kenya, Paul Bain has travelled to Purple tea gardens 10 times over the past 7 years. Learn what the heck Purple Tea is all about and what it means for Kenya’s tea industry.

MATCHA 101

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 2:30-3:30pm

noli ergas, SUGIMOTO TEA COMPANY

Matcha has recently taken the superfood spotlight. However, with relatively little information recorded in English sources, there are a lot of "facts" floating around that are less than accurate. We'll review the definition of matcha, its history, and health benefits, while dispelling several myths.

CANNABIS + HERBAL TEA: THE PERFECT PAIRING

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 4-5pm

Jen dekok, KiKOKO

Discover the synergistic benefits of Kikoko’s herbal teas — for mood, sleep, pain and anxiety — when paired with the powerful healing of natural, sun-grown cannabis.