Oolong Owl Hoots the World Tea Expo 2016 – Day 3

Day 1 | Day 2 | Haul Last day of WTE is usually a short and slow one. This year was different as there was still plenty of action going on. I did a couple walk throughs of the whole place to make sure I saw everything, but also wandering to see anything being sold and connecting with friends. There was one booth, Royal Tea New York, that I must of walked by for two days and didn’t notice until the puer detection sensors went off when they where unwrapped a puer cake. This is a wholeseller, however it turns out they have pressed their own spring 2016 sheng … Continue reading, hoot!

Oolong Owl Hoots the World Tea Expo 2016 – Day 2

Day 1 | Day 3 | Haul I barely slept last night – it might of been the insane amounts of caffeine I drank the day before, excited nervousness, or just the strangeness of staying at Circus Circus. When people ask me how this year’s World Tea Expo has been going, I’ve been saying it has been really busy for me. I’m struggling to get to each booth and I’ve noticed sellers have been doing a great effort as I’ve been at each booth much longer than previous years. Today I had some really unique teas and experiences that made this day … Continue reading, hoot!

Oolong Owl is going to the 2016 World Tea Expo!

World Tea Expo, get ready for the thirsty Tea Owls! I will be attending the 2016 World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, June 15 to 17. This is a tea industry only event showcasing brand new tea products, award winning North America Tea Championship teas, tasting events and information conferences, World Tea awards for people in the industry, and featuring many tea sellers – some you already know and love! I try to check out every booth, here is a list of exhibitors if there is a tea seller you want me to lurk around longer at. Of course, the World … Continue reading, hoot!

Oolong Owl’s World Tea Expo 2015 Haul

Oolong Owl invades the World Tea Expo 2015 Read Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 Here it is, my haul from the World Tea Expo 2015! Admittedly, it is hard to purchase things for just yourself at the World Tea Expo as many are sold as wholesale, or they just had one or two items as demo. I purchased a bunch of tea books – I learned from last year that the books will disappear. Cook books were of interest to me, my husband and I buy (and receive) lots of cookbooks. I purchased 3 cook books – Tastefully Small Savory … Continue reading, hoot!

World Tea Expo 2015 – Day 3

Oolong Owl invades the World Tea Expo 2015 Read Day 1 | Day 2 | Haul The final day of the World Tea Expo 2015! I’m tired! So much walking, carrying lots of packages/tea owls/camera stuff as well as tea binging and crashing. The caffeine crashes being the worst. I actually didn’t have much to do today – I had seen almost all the booths so all I had on the quest list is to hit a few booths I missed, The Finest Brew (again) and purchase some tea cups. As a surprise, my husband stuffed the giant Hell Hoot into my camera … Continue reading, hoot!

World Tea Expo 2015 Day 2

Oolong Owl invades the World Tea Expo 2015 Read – Day 1 | Day 3 | Haul Today was the day I was going to try and visit the other half of the Expo that I didn’t see yet, as well as back track to others that were too busy the first trip. I visited lots of booths and took a lot of pictures! So many pictures! Delicious Tea Aiya – I had a long talk with Aiya Matcha on matcha quality and market. Happy to see matcha taking off but most importantly great to taste the really good matchas. They were very knowledgeable … Continue reading, hoot!

Oolong Owl at World Tea Expo 2015 – Day 1

Oolong Owl invades the World Tea Expo 2015 Read Day 2 | Day 3 | Haul It was a mysteriously cool day here in Long Beach for Day 1 of the World Tea Expo. I rolled in downtown Long Beach looking for some hot tea! On the schedule today: I got just under half of all the booths checked out, which was a pretty good track record compared to last year. The catch this year is many of the booths now have scheduled tasting – either certain times of day they’ll steep up different teas to compare, or they only made … Continue reading, hoot!

Oolong Owl is going to be at World Tea Expo 2015!

The Tea Owls and I will be at the World Tea Expo 2015, next week on May 6 to 8 in Long Beach California! At this tea industry only event, we will be drinking all the samples, checking out all the new tea gadgets, and taking photos! Similar to last year, the Tea Owls and I will be doing daily coverage. However there are some after events I’ll be attending, so some posts might be late, but I’ll do my best. I’ll be posting on my twitter and instagram during the event! If there is something you want me to check out or look … Continue reading, hoot!

Oolong Owl’s World Tea Expo 2014 Haul

Oolong Owl @ the World Tea Expo 2014! Read Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 I know you tea peeps have been waiting for this! OOLONG OWL’s World Tea Expo 2014 Haul! YEAH! Surrounded by teas and teaware for 3 days, there is no way one can resist buying stuff! Even though I’m just a blogger, I managed to purchase a few things – though many booths were not selling on site or are wholesale only. Modern Tea Girl – Nail polish! Modern Tea Girl has lots of goodies – icing mix and tea themed nail polish! The nail polish … Continue reading, hoot!

World Tea Expo 2014 – Day 3 Experience as a Tea Blogger

Oolong Owl at the World Tea Expo – Day 3! Read Day 1! | Read Day 2! World Tea Expo Day 3! It was a short day at the World Tea Expo, lasting till 4pm. The floor wasn’t as crowded, however there was a sense of hectic buying frenzy in the air – tea buyers making final decisions and swamping popular booths. People felt tired with 2 full days of standing yet still loaded on tea caffeine. I tied up some loose ends and spent most of the day seeing the special events at the World Tea Expo, which I found to be rewarding. I … Continue reading, hoot!