Northwest Chocolate Festival 2018

Yesterday I went to the Northwest Chocolate Festival! I’m a pretty big fan of chocolate, and I was really looking forward to trying a bunch of different samples of chocolates from all the attending chocolatiers – I definitely wasn’t disappointed!


It was interesting to see that some of the vendors that I’d seen at the tea expoΒ were also at the chocolate festival, which made sense because some of these tea vendors also had chocolate-related products πŸ™‚


My favorite part about the festival were all the different samples, but similar to the tea expo there were also speakers who were there to teach audiences about a bunch of different topics or do cooking demos πŸ˜€ !

Cooking demo of chocolate meringue snowmen!


By the end of the day I was pretty full from eating chocolate and craving some other kinds of food options, and as I was exiting the venue I noticed that there were lots of food trucks that were parked outside, probably exactly for that reason πŸ˜€


Overall, I had another fun festival experience and would consider coming again next year πŸ™‚ !

2018 Northwest Tea Expo


Over the weekend I attended the 2018 Northwest Tea Expo that took place in the Seattle Center!

A gigantic teapot that welcomes visitors at the entrance πŸ™‚


This year’s admission fee was $15, and with the admissions ticket you also get a tote bag to carry any products you purchase during the festival, as well as a small teacup that you can use to sample the different tea flavors from different vendors! The admissions ticket is also valid for both Saturday and Sunday, which is super neat πŸ™‚


You can try any of the tea samples you’re interested in πŸ™‚
I really loved the steam punk theme of this stall!


There were a ton of vendors that were selling tea products and handing out samples of their wares, but I noticed that there were some vendors who didn’t necessarily sell tea themselves but sold products that were related to tea, such as teacups or honey, which was really nice to see!


Some pottery being sold at a stall


There were also lots of workshops and tastings going on here and there, and unfortunately I didn’t have the time to browse through all the stallsΒ and attend the workshops, but I did get a glimpse of some of them as I was walking around and they seemed like a very cool experience πŸ™‚



The tea festival was a very cool event and I enjoyed every moment of the experience! πŸ™‚