Following the success of our tea program at TED Global 2011 last summer we were happy to share the experience at TED2012 in Long Beach—and so were the TEDsters.
Thanks to Rishi and Waterloo, we had a great selection of quality loose leaf teas to brew for incredibly happy tea drinkers who often get overlooked. There were blacks, oolongs, greens and whites arranged in a way that inspired guests to make their selection through sight, smell, or tasting several side-by-side.
There was constant conversation going on at our tea bar with a segment of the audience that we may not have been engaging in the past. This encouraged discussions about quality, preparation, and even some comparisons between coffee and tea.