April 13-14, 2024

Copernicus Center
5216 W Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630

Direction & Parking

Saturday, April 13th

General Admission – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

VIP Admission – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday, April 14th

General Admission – 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of tea during our two-day event. Discover new flavors, engage in fun discussions, and taste a variety of teas provided by our vendors. Expand your tea knowledge and experience through workshops and presentations.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with fellow tea fanatics and discover the joys of tea. SAVE the DATE and join us at the Chicago Tea Festival!

About the Chicago Tea Festival

At the Chicago Tea Festival, our mission is to create an immersive and educational experience for tea lovers of all levels, fostering a sense of community and belonging while celebrating the diverse cultures and traditions of the tea world. Our festival is designed to provoke interest, inspire curiosity, and promote engagement with tea in all its forms. We invite everyone to join!

Our festival is a unique gathering of tea lovers, fanatics, providers, and consumers, organized and staffed by volunteers from diverse backgrounds. Over two days, we provide ample opportunities to discuss, dissect, taste, debate, amplify, and reduce tea to its basic element. Festival attendees are presented with a number of opportunities to sample dozens of teas provided by vendors and participate in focused tea tastings. They can also engage in workshops and presentations on tea to expand their knowledge, experience, and enjoyment of this wonderful beverage.

    Classes and Workshops 

     

    Venue:  The Copernicus Center

    “In 1970, the City of Chicago turned to the Polish community with an offer to locate a statue of Nicolaus Copernicus, world-renowned Polish scientist and the Father of Modern Astronomy, at the entrance to the Adler Planetarium. The statue would be erected to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Copernicus’ birth. Copernicus is credited with “stopping the sun and starting the planets in motion in the minds of man.” 

    The Copernicus Center is easily accessible by public transportation. The Blue Line, METRA (Union Pacific/Northwest Line), CTA Bus routes, and PACE all stop at the Jefferson Park Transit CenterA very short 1 1/2 block (5-minute walk) down N. Lipps Avenue takes you directly to the Center (cut through our parking lot entrance).

    Organizer & Sponsor: Chicago Teahouse

    Chicago Teahouse is an iconic tea shop in the bustling city of Chicago, offering an unparalleled range of exceptional tea products and services to tea enthusiasts everywhere. With over 15 years of experience in the tea industry, Chicago Teahouse is a reliable source of premium tea blends that cater to a diverse array of tastes and preferences. Our offerings range in price, from affordable options for daily enjoyment to rare teas that are exclusively grown for us by some of the world’s finest tea estates.

    One of the things that sets us apart from other tea vendors is our commitment to ethical standards in the tea industry. We cultivate personal relationships with our tea growers and share their commitment to improving the lives of the people who produce our tea products.

    Managed by a Certified Tea Sommelier, Agnieszka Rapacz, our team is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about tea. This has earned us a reputation for providing exceptional service and products, which has been recognized with accolades such as being named The Best Tea Shop in Chicago by Chicago Magazine.