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Southwest Tea Fest | Explore tea through the Southwest

Southwest Tea Fest | Explore tea through the Southwest

Southwest Tea Fest | Explore tea through the Southwest

Southwest Tea Fest

The dust has settled and Nevada’s earth, admittedly a few months later, has been washed from the car. We were reluctant as we had such fun at the inaugural Southwest TeaFest in Las Vegas on February 27th.


It was an eventful day where the 600+ visitors could walk through and enjoy the old Las Vegas subway station, which has since been converted into a marketplace. Yoga, Live music, food trucks, every type of tea, tea education, teaware, and everything else tea was available and on display at the festival.


We were fortunate enough to take part in the growing tea community of Las Vegas, handing out samples of both our tea and honey, as well as holding a raffle, where the winners took home some coveted teaware.


Southwest Tea Fest | Explore tea through the SouthwestSouthwest Tea Fest | Explore tea through the Southwest


The people were lovely and truly made the event.

Not just the attendees, but the volunteers and coordinators made it the success that it was. It was an honor and privilege to be a part of the SWTF2016.


We had our own success as well, as we ran out of tea samples, and completely sold out of our honey! We’ll be better equipped next time, as we plan on doing it again in 2017, hoping to see you out there next year!


Watch the video recap here:



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Match Made: Tea and Honey

Match Made: Tea & Honey

Logo of San Francisco Honey & Pollen Co.

An apiary hidden among a traditionally industrial area is not where you’d expect to find John McDonald’s hobby turned family business, San Francisco Honey&Pollen Co.

People come from all over the greater bay area, and further, to experience something rarely offered, a chance to safely submerge themselves in a bee’s world. John’s class begins with a lecture, explaining everything from where you will learn why bees are so important to our local agriculture as well as how easy it can be to set up and care for your very own hive. Following the lecture is time to ‘suit up.’ While students take to the full bee suit, the instructor boldly forgoes any protection. The whirring sound of thousands of bees and the ability to watch their entire lifecycle is truly a unique occurrence.


We were fortunate enough to set up a booth with live tea samples for both bee amateurs and enthusiasts.


Match Made: Tea and Honey          Match Made: Tea and Honey


They could sample our teas and get a cup while waiting or for the duration of the lecture.


Tea and honey are complimentary products, and as a natural source, honey is the healthier alternative to processed sugar.


Find us at future classes and SF Honey&Pollen Co. at

1172 Shafter Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124


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