I attended the Coffee & Tea Festival held at the Pennsylvania Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania. My first sample was Mexican hot chocolate with a hint of cinnamon. The chocolate was made in the traditional way, using a wooden whisk called a molinillo, for demonstration purposes. I purchased a bag of the decadent powder mix to make at home.
A Canadian woman was selling coffee and tea themed jewelry. I picked up a pair of silver coffee bean earrings and a charm to match. I couldn’t resist a latte cup charm as well.
I sampled Aloha Tea from Great Big Teas. It was delicious, so I picked up some loose leaves. Being a coffee drinker, the vendor didn’t laugh at me when I asked her what to do with the leaves. She was very patient in explaining the process, and even gave me a complimentary thing to put the leaves in for steeping. I learned that the said “thing” is called an infuser.
I bought coconut tea and compressed snack nuts before leaving. The show was enjoyable, but the event name was a misnomer, as tea vendors outnumbered the coffee purveyors. I doubt I will be a tea convert, but at least I have some to try.