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Report from the World Tea Expo
and Upcoming Events for You
June 2008
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Upcoming Events
World Tea Expo
Summer Teas
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Upcoming Events 
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Tastes of Summer
Be the first to enjoy the summer favorites learn to make great tasting tea for entertaining.
Thursday June 19th
Legacy Store
168th & Center
330-7070 for reservations and information
7:00 PM
Monday June 23rd
Tower Store
78th & Dodge
393-7070 for reservations and information
7:00 PM
Cost is $12.00 per person, or $10.00 when 2 or more sign up together
Taste of West Omaha
July 12-13
Shops of Legacy
The Tea Smith Customer Appreciation Open House
August 9th & 10th 
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The World Tea Expo which was held in Las Vegas this year was the largest to date. There were over 300 exhibits and 4600 attendees!  The excitement continues to build about great tea.
Over the next few newsletters, we will bring you information about a particular aspect. So grab your favorite cuppa and read on!
Check out the Coupon at the bottom of the page for a FREE Cupping!
World Tea Expo Overview
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This is THE event for those involved, and those that want to be involved, in the specialty tea industry in North America. The international flavor comes from those growers, blenders, wholesalers, and accessory manufacturers that truly come from all over the world to market here.
There are three main aspects to the show; education, exposition, and networking.  Each day there are a number of concurrent sessions that cover everything from trends in tea, to health, to special tastings. 
The exhibits are quite interesting.  They include regional tea boards from major producing countries, accessory manufacturers, books, and just about anything tea related.  You can even buy tea plants to bring home!
The networking is particularly enjoyable, as we have made some wonderful friendships over the years.
 Expo Session
Tim, our Chief Leaf, led off Friday morning with a session called 'Doubling Up; Growing from One Store to Two, and Beyond."  This was well received and generated several questions from attendees during and after.   During the remainder of the show Tim's badge identified him as a speaker, so he was stopped regularly with questions. 
Paulette, our Loose Leaf, focused on those sessions that dealt with the health benefits of tea and rooibos.  Each year literally thousands of papers are written on this topic.  They continually reinforce what tea drinkers have know for thousands of years, as well as bring some new research to our attention.  We will highlight some of the information we gathered in future Leaflets.
Andy, our Legacy Store Manager took everything in at this, his first Expo.  Among his favorite sessions were the Focused Tastings from Japan and Oolongs.  He also found a few new items to sell in the stores.
Summer Teas Ready for Summer Weather
About March, our customers start asking when 0108 Front pagewe will have our SUMMER FEATURED TEAS. Well, here they are!  We brought back your favorites, and are adding a few suggestions. 
Thanks for your support and patronage of The Tea Smith!  If you know of someone who likes tea or would like to learn more, do them a favor and pass along this newlsetter!

The Tea Smith Family
Free Cupping
for You 
Sign up with 2 or more friends for our Tastes of Summer Cupping this month, and you get to attend for FREE.
Have a great time tasting the new flavors of summer, get hints on making Tasty iced teas for a crowd, and enjoy a night out.
Valid for either the June 19th Event at The Legacy store or the June 23rd event at the Tower Store.
Limited Class size, so Reserve TODAY                                                                  Offer Expires: June 23, 2008