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Midwest Tea Festival Returns to
Kansas City
The Midwest's Original Tea Celebration

Attention All ESU Tea Lovers 

The Midwest Tea Festival returns to Kansas City for its fourth annual celebration of tea and tea culture featuring tea tasting, education and vendors September 8-9, 2018.

All ESU Members and Friends of ESU are invited to attend this two-day Festival.   What is a tea festival? Well, in short, it is a day all about tea. Learning about tea, tea preparation, tea culture and history and of course, tons of tea tastings! It's celebrating everything that tea has to offer!

The Midwest Tea Festival will feature a tea market with local, regional and national tea vendors and tea related arts and other merchandise, educational presentations throughout the day on various tea related topics, focused tasting café sessions with tea merchant experts, and tea tastings all day long. 

The festival is intended to spread the love of tea for health and enjoyment, enhance awareness of cultures in which tea plays a pivotal role and raise the profile of all kinds of tea merchants with Midwestern and specifically Kansas City consumers.

Dates and Times of Festival:

  • Saturday, September 8, 2018; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 9, 2018; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Ararat Shrine Auditorium
                5100 Ararat Drive
                Kansas City, Mo.
                Free parking

This is south of I-70 off of 435 Highway, about 7 minutes south and west of Arrowhead Stadium

General Admission:$15.00 

This ticket gets you in to either or both days of the festival, Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets:   Tickets can be purchased online here.

For a Schedule of Tasting Cafes, Workshops, Speakers click here

For More Information: Click here

ESU at Midwest Tea Festival:The English-Speaking Union, Kansas City Branch will have an information booth at the Festival and everyone is invited to stop by and learn more about the ESU's upcoming programs and activities for members and guests.


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