Sunshine and temperatures of around twenty-six degrees Celsius welcomed over 1,500 visitors to the second edition of the FesTEAval. The tea garden where singer-songwriters played live guitar music was a popular feature, as was the PRO zone for more advanced tea lovers. With over 55 exhibitors, the tea market at the festival was the largest one ever organised in the Netherlands. Apart a wide range of tea varieties, the visitors were also able to enjoy chocolate, coffee, beer, and wonderfully crispy cannoli.
This second edition of the Dutch Tea Festival was wonderfully bustling. I talked to many interested visitors, who often had great substantive questions. It is wonderful to be able to be part of this festival. It forges connections within the world of tea.