Explore Jing Si Tea in Festivals Across the U.S.

Our signature Jing Si Shop provides a one of a kind shopping experience with an emphasis on practicality, durability, and a reverence for our planet and its precious resources. Our sustainable and eco-friendly focus extends itself to our ranges of soaps, wearables, edibles, and even publications.

Now, Tzu Chi USA is proud to bring you some of Jing Si’s very best - its hand-harvested, naturally grown Jing Si Teas to a city near you.

For the first time ever, we will be partaking in tea festivals all across the country to share our teas with fellow enthusiasts and to connect with a community who is passionate about naturally-focused beverages.

Grown and harvested by nuns at the Jing Si Abode in Taiwan, we are honored to join hands with fellow tea producers to showcase Taiwan’s greatest and most time-honored tea traditions. Come sample the taste of Taiwan this summer and fall in these incredible cities:


  1. Los Angeles, CA - August 10 & 11

    Los Angeles Tea Festival
    Photo: Los Angeles Tea Festival

    In its ninth year, the 2019 Los Angeles Tea Festival offers tastings, classes, presentations, and so much more on Saturday, August 10th from 11 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, August 11th from 11 AM to 4 PM at The Reef, located at 1933 S. Broadway Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007

    Two bonuses: shake off some of the caffeine with a yoga session hosted by Heart-ga Yoga and bring the kids along for colorful performances and activities the whole family can enjoy.

  2. Kansas City, MO - September 7 & 8

    Midwest Tea Festival
    Photo: Midwest Tea Festival

    At this year’s Midwest Tea Festival, from September 7th - 8th 11 AM to 5 PM, tantalize your taste buds with flavorsome teas at the Ararat Shrine Temple Auditorium, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129. Plus, participate in workshops and presentations at the Shang Tea Main Stage, where industry professionals from across the country will share their knowledge and tea expertise.

    A seminar you can’t miss? A traditional Jing Si Tea Ceremony led by none other than Tzu Chi’s very own Dr. Sally Wei, Founder of the Tzu Chi Santa Rosa Service Center, on Sunday, September 8th at 1 PM. See the festival’s full schedule here.

  3. Mechanicsburg, PA - September 27 & 28

    PA TEA Festival
    Photo: PA TEA Festival

    The annual Pennsylvania Tea Festival is a two day specialty tea event that will host a variety of programs and merchants. Enjoy music and dynamic presentations as you explore around the aromatic herb gardens of the Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances. Dates include Friday, September 27, and Saturday, September 28 from 9 AM to 4 PM. See the full list of scheduled events here.

    Need tickets? Get them here.

  4. Seattle, WA - September 28 & 29

    Northwest Tea Festival
    Photo: Northwest Tea Festival

    Head to the 12th annual Northwest Tea Festival at the Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98110 from 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, September 28th, and the following day, Sunday, September 29th from 10 AM to 4 PM. The festival will feature tea exhibitors, presentations, workshops, and a running Tea Bar you must be sure not to miss.

    Online registration reopens for a second round of tickets on September 1st.

  5. San Francisco, CA - October 19 & 20

    San Francisco International Tea Festival
    Photo: San Francisco International Tea Festival

    Enjoy the sights and sips of the 7th annual San Francisco International Tea Festival. Get the chance to taste teas from local and global producers, and gain exclusive access to hundreds of unique teas in its international tea market. Check back in for programs for Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123.

    Bonus: get a free swag bag with admission, with your very own teacup to sample across each new exhibitor.

  6. Chicago, IL - November 1-3

    Chicago International Tea Festival
    Photo: Chicago International Tea Festival

    As the weather chills in November, explore the tea market at the Chicago International Tea Festival. Lectures, tastings, and networking events round out this festival with the added bonus of exhibitors who will be creating tea-related arts. Don’t miss this unique opportunity, happening from Friday, November 1st through Sunday, November 3rd at the Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza, River North, at Apparel Center, Drive, Chicago, IL 60654.

    What’s cool: be a judge at the People's Choice Tea Competition (free with admission) and get a swag bag with a Passport to Tea, where you can collect stamp marks from vendors and get the chance to earn a prize with a completely stamped up booklet! More details on CITFest’s special events may be found here.


If you’re ready for a tea-rrific adventure, come explore the diversity and wonder of the tea world at any of these events, and be sure to stop by the Jing Si Tea table. It’ll be a tea time you won’t soon forget! And, if you can’t attend one of these fine festivals, visit the Jing Si Shop to browse through our fine selection of Taiwanese teas and use the promo code Jingsi10 for a special 10% off!