Thank you to our Door Prize sponsors:
Basket of Teas from The Tea Mistress, LLC, Seabrook
ASI Appliance, Channelview
Cooking Class for Two from Central Market, Houston
Organic Raw Honey from Nando’s Bee Farm, Pearland & Rhosharon
Psychic Reading from Luna SeaDragon’s Treasures, Houston
Tea for One Infuser and Organic Tea Assortment from White Cloud Tea, Austin
Adagio Teas, Chicago
BarBazzaar Café, Webster
Charleston Tea Room, Friendswood
The Drink Station, League City & Pearland
Earlene Grey/Susan Patterson, Portland, OR
El Lago Coffee Company, Seabrook
Emily Tran, George W. Evans & Associates, Inc. (Group Life Insurance & Annuity), Houston, Emily@GWEvans.com
Four Friends Tea Room, Pearland
Heather Hagan,UGO Travel, Cruise Planners
Luna SeaDragon’s Treasures, Houston
Mainly Drinks, La Porte
McHugh Tea Room & Gifts, Houston
Nature’s Garden Organic Market & Café, Friendswood
Rhonda Dockery, Festival Coordinator, email@example.com
Serenitea Tea Room & Café, Sugar Land
SESA PURE Tea, Coffee & Agave, Austin
Tomas Tea (Dallas Coffee Exchange): 214-507-5903
Victorian House Scones, Lafayette, IN
White Cloud World Teas, Austin
About The Festival
Join us in celebrating the South’s favorite summer beverage in an indoor, air-conditioned venue in Downtown Houston with a Victorian theme, tea talks, live entertainment, vendors, tea samples, children’s activities, and fun!
Talks Include: Keynote Speech on 1904 World’s Fair and Invention of Iced Tea (J’Nean Henderson), Tea Etiquette (Penny Ward), A Tea Journey Through Texas (Lee Garcia), The Secret Language of Fans (Meredith Spies).
Live Entertainment Include: Country singer Breelan Angel, Blues singer/songwriter/guitarist Staci Butler, Flamenco music and dance by Lucia & Valdemar, Belly dance and Hawaiian Dance by Khalilah Dance Troupe, Cowboy Poetry by Smokey Culver.
Children’s Activities: Children’s Tea Poetry & Tea Party with Kimberly Wilson; Clowning, Face-Paining and Balloon Artistry with Jen-Jen the Dancing Clown.
VENDORS AND TEA SAMPLES TOO!
Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are still available! Preference given to tea and food-related companies, but all are welcome to apply!” Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
12:00-12:40PM, Kimberly Wilson, Children’s Tea Poetry
12:40PM-1:05PM Kalilah belly dance troupe
1:15PM-2:15PM – Staci Butler, blues-rock singer/guitarist
2:20PM-2:40PM – Kalilah Polynesian dance troupe
2:50PM-3:50PM – Lucia & Valdemar, Flamenco music and dance
4:00PM-5:00PM – Breelan Angel, country singer
*Cowboy Poet Smokey Culver will read his poems between the other performances!
11:05AM: Opening Remarks by Keynote Speaker J’Nean Henderson, The Victorian Lady.
11:20AM-11:50AM: One Cube or Two: an Iced Tea Journey through Texas.
Come for an iced tea tasting while exploring Lone Star purveyors for the modern tea traveler.
Speaker: Lee Garcia, Texas Tea and Travel Magazine.
12:15-1:00PM: Keynote Speech: The Southern Charm of Victorian Tea.
Speaker: Colon J’Nean Henderson, The Victorian Lady.
1:15PM-2:00PM: Tea Etiquette.
Speaker: Penny Ward, Certified Tea and Etiquette Instructor, It’s an Affair of the Heart.
2:15PM-2:45PM: Spice It Up – Using herbs and spices for flavor and health
Speaker: Oralia Acosta, Chef, Health Coach, and Instructor, Aurum’s Kitchen and Spices.
3:00PM-4:00PM: Fanciful Fans: learn about the styles and secret language of fans from the Victorian era to the Gilded Age.
Speaker: Meredith Spies, Author, Dancer, Victorian/Steampunk Specialist (email@example.com)
Folding fans are recommended for attendees so that you can learn and follow along. Bring one from home or pick up one of our delicately lovely rose-scented fans for just $2 suggested donation at the talk!
4:00PM-4:30PM: The True History of Steampunk.
Speaker: Historian Colonel Legerdemain, Magician and Steampunk.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
Tickets may be purchased online via EventBrite (a small service fee applies). Click here for Tickets.
The first 200 tickets come with a “SWAG bag” and an iced tea glass with our festival logo.
The first 300 tickets come with a souvenir cup for your tea samples.
Free admission for children ages 12 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Check out our Facebook page for up-to-date information on the festival.
Greek Myth Kafe restaurant will be on the premises providing their Sunday Brunch “Freek” menu of sweet and savory French crepes, etc. They will also have some of their regular Greek items like hummus, gyros, etc. Visit their website or check out their Facebook page for more information.
Volunteers still needed! All Volunteers will receive free admission to the festival. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 832.405.9160.
*Food and beverage vendors may require a temporary food vendor permit from the City of Houston.
Kimberly Wilson, Children’s Tea Poetry, (12PM – 12:40PM) email@example.com, Coloring books and colored pencils, Imaginary Tea Party.
Jen-Jen the Dancing Clown, (1PM-4PM) face-painting, balloon animals, children’s entertainer.
*CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT/ADULT AT ALL TIMES! Please do not leave your children unattended!
Breelan Angel – Country Music Singer
Kalilah Dance Troupe – Polynesian Dance and Cabaret/Tribal Fusion Belly Dance
Lucia & Valdemar – Flamenco Music and Dance
Smokey Culver, Cowboy Poetry
Staci Butler – Blues & Rock Singer, Songwriter,Guitarist
Interested in performing? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 832.405.9160.
Schedule to follow…
J’Nean Henderson, the Texas Victorian Lady – Keynote Speech.
Topic: The World (and World’s Fair) in 1904.
Colonel Legerdemain, Steampunk Emporium.
Topic: The True History of Steampunk
Lee Garcia, Texas Tea and Travel Magazine (formerly Tea in Texas Magazine).
Topic: One Cube or Two: an iced tea journey through Texas.
Come for an Iced Tea tasting while exploring Lone Star purveyors for the modern tea traveler.
Kimberly Wilson, Author and Poet from Austin Texas, will read her children’s tea poetry. A treat for children of all ages!
Meredith Spies, Author, Dancer, Victorian/Steampunk Specialist.
Topic: Fanciful Fans: learn about the secret language of fans of the Victorian era and earlier.
Bring a fan from home or pick up one of our delicately lovely rose-scented fans for just $1 suggested donation!
Oralia Acosta, Chef and Instructor, Aurum’s Kitchen & Spices
Topic: Using herbs and spices for flavor and health.
Penny Ward, Certified Tea & Etiquette Instructor, An Affair of The Heart.
Topic: Tea Etiquette
Interested in speaking? Contact email@example.com or call 832.405.9160.
Anusha’s Henna Expressions, Pearland
CenterPoint Body, Mind & Spirit, Houston
Colonel Legerdemain’s Steampunk Emporium, Santa Fe
Cyrilla’s Artistic Crochet, Houston
Ellaina Madera, State Farm, Houston
Houston Press Street Team, Houston
It’s an Affair of the Heart, Houston
It’z Family Food & Fun, Pasadena
Knitted Kingdom, Houston
Laura’s Zipper Purses, Houston
Leafguard Gulf Coast, Houston
Nando’s Honey Bee Farm, Pearland & Rosharon
Om & Me Massage Therapy, Houston
Original Art by Hannah Newman, Houston, Aliceblueinfrance@yahoo.com
Rose ‘n Thistle, Plantersville
Sister Glo, Astrologer/Tarot Reader, Houston
Steeped Tea by the Burns’, Conroe
Storm Tight Windows, Webster
Texas Tea and Travel Magazine,Houston
The Victorian Lady, League City
Thirst Tea’s, Spring, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thirty One, Rachel Simmons, Channelview
More to follow…
Interested in vending at the festival? Contact email@example.com or call 832.405.9160 to request an application form. Preference given to tea-related vendors, but all are welcome!
Vendor spots are $100 before August 1 ($125 after August 1) and include a 6-foot oblong table with linen and a chair. Food and beverage vendors may require an additional permit from the City of Houston.
We need VOLUNTEERS to work the festival! Work a 2-hour shift and get free admission to the festival!
8AM to 11AM – Stuff SWAG and Setup
11AM-5PM – Work at the registration table, check wristbands, work in the children’s section, help in the performers area, and serve tea.
5PM-6PM – Cleanup Help
Interested in volunteering? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 832.405.9160.
There is free parking in the CWA building lot at 6222 Union Hall, 1730 Jefferson Street, Houston, Texas 77003.
If the CWA parking lot fills up, we have secured an overflow parking lot across the street: Entrances on Jefferson between Chenevert & Jackson, and on Pease between Jefferson and Jackson Streets.
Free street parking on Sundays on the side streets, but there is a no parking zone on Jefferson in front of the building!
Public Transportation is within walking distance. Visit Houston Metro for more information.
Please do not bring firearms or live animals (except licensed service animals) to the event. The festival is a smoke free event. Please refrain from creating open flames or bringing propane.
Special Thanks To
Artwork by Megan Anne Chesley, Sacramento, California
Graphic Design & Lettering by Anastasia Lang, LunaGraphx, San Diego, California
Website Design by NickelDog Digital Media, Houston, Texas