This NOT the event site. This is just informational about the event. :)
Think of it like in-person events - before the event you went to a website to find out information about the event, purchase classes or tickets. Then for the event you went to a building or location where the event was held. Then you went to your classes in rooms in that building.
Since this is all virtual, this is the information website but the building you go to for the event is another website. At that website there will be Zoom rooms instead of classrooms. :)
The event site is here (click text for link) and requires log-in. You should receive an email from with a link to create your profile on the event site. Without creating your profile password you will not be able to access the event. If you do not see the email in your inbox, check your spam folder and, depending on your email client, you may need to white list or add that address to your safe senders.
If you still can't find the invitation email, let us know (amteafest at gmail dot com) and we will resend it!
How do I attend this virtual festival?
You will need internet access. Video and microphone on your computer is optional but will enhance your experience. Live and recorded content will be presented. Having a space nearby where you can heat water and prepare tea along with presenters will also add to your enjoyment of the event.
Registration on the event site will be required in order to obtain the access code for the event. Tickets range in price as detailed above and come with differing inclusions.
We will have a virtual walk through of the event site before the event happens so you know exactly what to expect, how to find things on the site, how to get to your classes... everything you need to make your experience an enjoyable one!
The virtual booths will all give guests the ability to live chat with merchants through text and video, many merchants will have show specials and may also host their own live demos or other video content in their booths. Access to the tea market will be open to all guests during the official show hours, 9:00am-4:00pm (CST).
Education & Entertainment:
We will be offering a mix of pre-recorded and live content. All content will continue to be available with varying degrees of access after the event as well. Some content will be accessible to all guests; some will have additional fees associated with it depending on the preference of the speaker.
Classes will extend before and after the official show hours.
The livestream main room will have continuous content throughout both days including live panel discussions, interviews with authors and other tea personalities, fun activities, a live tasting competition (details still being sorted out) and as many other things as we can fit in!
Pre-recorded content will be hosted on Pathable, the event site. Live content will be hosted on Zoom.
Connect with other tea lovers in 15 minute private meetings you can set up any time you want during show hours of 9:00am-4:00pm CST!
Access Pass Details:
General Admission Pass (Free): Access to the virtual vendor floor, livestream main room presentations and some pre-recorded content classes. Ability to purchase classes (shipping fee may apply for classes with materials included - invoice for shipping sent separately). This requires registration on the event site in order to get your access link.
Sold Out Tea Lover Pass ($25): Everything thing from General Admission Pass + swag box shipped to you with porcelain tasting cup (random selection of cup from Chicago International Tea Festival, Sacramento Tea Festival, archived designs from the Midwest Tea Festival or Tea Sippers Sip For Peace campaign), samples of teas/goodies (pending donations from vendors and sponsors). Access to some pre-recorded content, livestream main room presentations. Ability to all purchase pay-per classes with no shipping fees for additional materials sent by festival (materials sent directly from class instructors may have shipping fees). Access link to the event site will be emailed to you.
Deadline has passed Deluxe (Lite) Tea Lover Pass ($37): Everything from Tea Lover Pass + t-shirt; entry into Golden Ticket prize giveaway that will be mailed to the winner(s) after the event by the Golden Ticket donors. Golden Ticket prizes will be worth a minimum of $100 retail value. Invitation to special pre-event live virtual class on October 24, hosted by International Tea Cuppers' Club and featuring the Tasting Contest teas (teas are not included with this pass). Also an exclusive discount towards purchase of entire catalog of pre-recorded content. Access link to the event site and discount code for pre-recorded catalog purchase will be emailed to you.
Sold Out Deluxe Tea Lover Pass ($45): Everything from Tea Lover Pass + t-shirt; entry into Golden Ticket prize giveaway that will be mailed to the winner(s) after the event by the Golden Ticket donors. Golden Ticket prizes will be worth a minimum of $100 retail value. Invitation to special pre-event live virtual class on October 24, hosted by International Tea Cuppers' Club and featuring the Tasting Contest teas (teas ARE included with this pass). Also an exclusive discount towards purchase of entire catalog of pre-recorded content. Access link to the event site and discount code for pre-recorded catalog purchase will be emailed to you.