tea1Visitors sample Pu-erh tea at the Bana Tea Company booth during the fourth Los Angeles International Tea Festival, held Aug. 16 and 17 at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo. The event included speakers on a variety of topics (such as the health benefits of tea), a tea sommelier class, and a Japanese tea ceremony demonstration.

tea2Exhibitors included Aiya, Alson’s Tea, American Tea Room, Aoi Tea Company (above), Art of Tea, Chado Tea Room, Harney & Sons, Ito En, JT & Tea, Sencha Naturals, Tea Time, Waterfall Tea Company, Zen’s Tea House, and Zenzeu (below).

tea3tea4Tea Time magazine had an outdoor booth in the museum’s courtyard.

Photos by J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo

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