The Second Randomennial Houston Tea Festival: Harry Teapotter and the Perfect Cuppa

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January 25, 2018

From: Houston Tea Festival

The Second Randomennial Houston Tea Festival: Harry Teapotter and the Perfect Cuppa

Schedule of Events:

January 27, 2018

Lobby:

10AM-5PM: REGISTRATION TABLE, SORTING HAT, SCAVENGER HUNT

Buy tickets here, get your wristbands, let the sorting hat sort you into your Mugworts House, get your Cosplay prizes, turn in your completed scavenger hunt results for your completion prize, pay for your silent auction winning bids.

11:00AM-2:30PM: FANTASTIC BEASTS “sTABLE” with Phoebe Daniels, Assistant Gamekeeper and Keeper of Keys and Grounds of Mugworts Academy.

View 3D models and photos and get your questions answered about fantastic beasts, where to find them, and the care of magical creatures.

Discovery Ballroom: Vendor & Exhibitor Room, 2nd Floor

10AM-10:15AM: OPENING REMARKS

10:15AM-4:45PM: TEAPOT-MAKING DEMONSTRATION By Gnome and Fairy Pottery

11AM-11:30AM: HILDREN’S STORYBOOK TIME With Mama Kat of Usborne Books & More

11AM-3PM: HULA HOOPING With Stephanie Oldmixon of Esmarie Flow.

12 Noon-1PM: VINCENTE CASTANEDA (Performance). Vocals & Guitar, Latin Music

1:15PM-1:30PM: SAGE ROSE (Performance) - Belly Dance

2PM-2:45PM: DENIMANCI (Performance) - Vocals & Ukulele, Popular Songs

3PM-3:15PM: SAGE ROSE (Performance) - Hawaiian/Hula Dance

3:30PM-4PM: BRUCE MANNERS (Performance) - Comedic Juggling, Family-Friendly Entertainment

4:30PM-5PM: CHAI WIZARD TOURNAMENT AWARDS CEREMONY

Endeavor Meeting Room, 2nd Floor (25 people, classroom seating)

10:20AM-10:55AM: GATHER YOUR BROOMSTICKS: Discover High Tea Across The Lone Star State
Lee Garcia, Texas: Tea & Travel

11:15AM-12:15PM: TEA BASICS CLASS AND TASTING
Georgia Rayna, Blue Heron Tea Traditions

12:35PM-1:35PM: TEA BASICS CLASS AND TASTING (Repeat)
Georgia Rayna, Blue Heron Tea Traditions

1:55PM-2:55PM: ACCIO, TEA! (Talk and Tasting)
Laurin Baucum, Cuppa Rosie Lee

3:15PM-3:45PM: TASTING INDIAN GREEN TEA (Talk and Tasting)
Saurabh Kajaria, Trishnna Tea

4:05PM-4:55PM: FOUNDATIONS: STARTING A TEA BUSINESS (Class and Tasting)
Erika Shanoff, Erika’s Tea Room & Gifts

Columbia Meeting Room, 2nd Floor (40 people, auditorium seating)

10:20AM-10:50AM: WHAT IS DBE?
Karen Peterson, Daughters of the British Empire

11AM-11:45AM: WHY STARBUCKS (NOT TEAVANA) FAILED
Youlian Banov, The Dragon’s Treasure – Tea & Anime

12 Noon-12:45PM: MANNERS FOR MUGGLES
Penny Ward, Houston Academy of Etiquette and Protocol

1PM-1:30PM: WHAT IS LOLITA FASHION?
Ojy Bailey, Houston Lolita Society

1:45PM-2:30PM: YAUPON, AMERICA’S “NEW” OLD NATIVE BOTANICAL (Talk and Tasting)
Abianne Falla, CatSpring Yaupon

2:45PM-3:45PM: HARRY POTTER TRIVIA CONTEST
MC: Phoebe Daniels

4PM-5PM: PUERH 101 – THE BASICS
Cody Wade, The Oolong Drunk

Private Dining Room, 1st Floor, Inside Restaurant (20 people, table seating)

11AM-3PM: CHAI WIZARD TOURNAMENT
People’s Choice Chai Contest – Tasting and Voting

January 28, 2018

Lobby:

10:45AM-5PM: REGISTRATION TABLE, SORTING HAT, SCAVENGER HUNT
Buy tickets here, get your wristbands, let the sorting hat sort you into your Mugworts House, get your Cosplay prizes, turn in your completed scavenger hunt results for your completion prize, pay for your silent auction winning bids.

12:30PM-2:30PM: FANTASTIC BEASTS “sTABLE” with Phoebe Daniels, Assistant Gamekeeper and Keeper of Keys and Grounds of Mugworts Academy.
View 3D models and photos* and get your questions answered about fantastic beasts, where to find them, and the care of magical creatures.

Discovery Ballroom: Vendor & Exhibitor Room, 2nd Floor

10:15-4:45PM:
TEAPOT-MAKING DEMONSTRATION
by Gnome and Fairy Pottery

11:30AM-12PM: JIMMY FINGERS (Performance)
Yo-Yo Tricks, Mind Reading, Magic, Comedy

12:30PM-1PM: DIAFOTISI (Performance)
New Age, World Music, Folk, Ecstatic Dance

1:15PM-1:45PM: SILAMBAM HOUSTON (Performance)
Indian Classical Dance

2PM-2:30PM: DIAFOTISI (Performance)
New Age, World Music, Folk, Ecstatic Dance

3PM-4PM: CHILDREN’S STORYBOOK TIME
With Usborne Books & More

3:30PM-4:15PM: LUCIA and VALDEMAR (Performance)
Flamenco Music and Dance

5PM-5:05PM: AWARDING OF MUGWARTS ACADEMY HOUSE CUP & CLOSING REMARKS

Private Dining Room, 1st Floor, Inside Restaurant (20 people, table seating)

11AM-3:00PM: GONG FU CHA SESSIONS AND TASTING with Mathew Brooks
Sponsored by TECA TEA / TEN YEN TEA AND HERBS

8 sessions, 30 minutes each. Stop in anytime!
4PM-5PM: ROOM IS VACANT

Endeavor Meeting Room, 2nd Floor (24 people, 3 tables or classroom seating)

11AM-1PM: MATCHA TASTING AND CRAFTS CLASS
Sponsored by FEEL JAPAN and SUGIMOTO AMERICA

2:15PM-3PM: THE MIMOSA TREE: TALK AND RITUAL (Tasting)
Kay Bell, Cadae Tea

3:20PM-3:50PM: FRENCH TEAS FROM BEAUXBATONS (Talk and Tasting)
Amanda Vermillion, The Tea Mistress LLC

4:10PM-4:40PM: Mar-Tea-Ana: More Tea Now
Giovanna Gabuzzi, Mar-Tea-Ana

Columbia Meeting Room, 2nd Floor (40 people, auditorium seating)

11:10AM-12:00PM: AFTERNOON TEA MADE EASY
Lorna Reeves, TeaTime Magazine

12:20PM-12:50PM: POTIONS AND HERBS FOR WIZARDS…AND MUGGLES
Sunday Taylor, Young Living Essential Oils

1:10PM-1:55PM: SMALL LEAF, BIG HEALTH BENEFITS: NUTRIENTS IN JAPANESE TEA
Noli Ergas, Sugimoto America

2:10PM-2:55PM: HARRY POTTER WAND LORE: THE MYTHS BEHIND THE MAGIC. WHAT DOES YOUR WAND MEAN?
Elizabeth Sapaugh, Gryffindor House

3:15PM-3:45PM: ROOM IS VACANT

4:05PM-4:55PM: COOKING WITH TEA (Talk and Tasting)
Janice Adams, Adams Tea Shop

Atlantis Ballroom 1-2, 1st Floor (100 people, classroom style)

11:20AM-12:10PM: CULTIVATING A NEW YAUPON INDUSTRY IN AMERICA (Talk and Tasting)
Bryon White, Yaupon Brothers American Tea Co.

12:40PM-1:25PM: THE CHAMBER OF (TEA) SECRETS (Talk and Tasting)
Kim McHugh, McHugh Tea Room/TrueLeaf Tea

1:55PM-2:50PM: FOUNDATIONS: STARTING A TEA BUSINESS (Class and Tasting)
Erika Shanoff, Erika’s Tea Room & Gifts

3:15PM-3:45PM: BRINGING NEW LIFE TO NATIVE FOODWAYS (Talk and Tasting)
Nick Panzarella, Wild South Tea

4:30PM-5PM: A VERY POTTER LOLITA FASHION SHOW
Houston Lolita Society

Atlantis Ballroom 3-4, 1st Floor (150 people, rounds of 10)

11:15AM-11:55 PM: HARRY POTTER TRIVIA CONTEST

12:30PM-2PM: AFTERNOON TEA – SET-UP

2PM-4PM: AFTERNOON TEA (Special Ticket Required!  No Walk-Ins!)

3-course seated afternoon tea, sponsored by Lochan Tea Company, Sew Jelly, Nando’s Honey, and TeaTime Magazine.

2PM-3PM Valdemar Phoenix, Acoustic Guitar (Spanish, Flamenco, Iberian Celtic Music)

3:15PM Silambam Houston (Traditional Indian Dance)

3:45PM Awards for Best Table Decoration, Best Hat, Best Fascinator

4PM-5:30PM: CLEAN-UP

Fest Date: January 27 - 28, 2018

Hours:
Saturday: 10AM-5PM
Sunday: 11AM-5PM

Location: Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake, 3000 Nasa Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058-4322

Tickets:
Adult Day Pass – $15
Adult Weekend Pass – $25
VIP Ticket – $100

For More Information - http://www.houstonteafestival.com/