WHO WE ARE
The specific purposes of the American Tea Festival Association, Inc. are to educate the public about tea, the cultural traditions involving tea, how tea is cultivated world- wide, the impact of tea on history, the different teas that are cultivated, how best to prepare differing teas and to provide opportunities for culturally enriching experiences through tea to the public and to provide consulting to tea festivals to help them organize those aspects of their events which align with our stated purposes.
"Tea is also a sort of spiritual refreshment, an elixir of clarity and wakeful tranquility. Respectfully preparing tea and partaking of it mindfully create heart-to-heart conviviality, a way to go beyond this world and enter a realm apart. No pleasure is simpler, no luxury cheaper, no consciousness-altering agent more benign."