VIP Event 2020: The Rare Tea Experience with Kevin Gascoyne

The Canadian Premiere of the event that took the World Tea Expo 2019 by storm!

The 8th Annual Toronto Tea Festival Presents: The Rare Tea Experience with Kevin Gascoyne.

Tea taster Kevin Gascoyne of Camellia Sinensis hosts a fully immersive tea experience like no other. Leading us into a meditative, deep-focus tasting of some exceptionally rare teas he guides us through an exploration of the essential qualities that make these precious leaves so special.

This is the first time this event will take place at a consumer show in Canada.

“Seldom do I have the chance to sip tea stripped of the distractions of daily life, so when the opportunity presented itself this year at World Tea Expo, I jumped in!

Guided on a deep sensory exploration by Kevin Gascoyne, we wandered through the “tastescapes” of six rare teas. Each blind tasting was paired with an ambient soundtrack composed especially for the event. An amusing, delightful feast for the senses – not to be missed!”

~ Linda Gaylard, Author and Tea Sommelier

“If tea is your thing, and it sure is mine, Kevin Gascoyne creates an environment that stops the internal chatter and fulfills your deepest steeping desires. A treat for your senses, this meditative tasting event is perfect if you want to slow down and enjoy a complete tea experience. It was definitely one of my top tea moments. ”

~ Rita Fong, Tea Sommelier

We invite you to join us at the VIP event of the 2020 Toronto Tea Festival. Space is limited.

Friday, January 31st 2019, 5:30pm-9:00pm
5:30pm – registration and doors open
6:15pm – registration closes*
6:20pm – event begins
8:30pm – event finishes
9:00pm – doors close
*Due to the nature of the event, those who arrive after 6:15 may not be admitted.

Tickets are $120 while supplies last.

Advance purchase is strongly recommended, as availability is limited to a maximum of 40 guests. Once tickets have sold out, they will not be available for purchase at the door.

VIP ticket includes VIP Event only. If VIP attendees wish to browse the festival on Saturday and/or Sunday, they will need to purchase Festival entry separately.

Click here to purchase VIP Event tickets.

Event itinerary is subject to change.