Last weekend, the entire Aiya sales team ventured to Las Vegas to present at the World Tea Expo 2013. Although one of the smaller shows in size, the World Tea Expo did not disappoint in excitement and enthusiasm, and delivered a truly amazing tea-centric experience.

This year's show was one of the busiest we had seen. It really is a testament to the growth of tea in North America. Being able to reconnect with current customers, as well as meeting budding tea enthusiasts is something we do not experience at any other show. In particular, 2013 was one of the best shows for us in recent memory.

The weather in Las Vegas was consistently blistering at over 100 degrees every day of the weekend, but the buzz at our booth was even hotter. We had a 10' x 20' booth this year and took advantage of twice the amount of space to highlight our Matcha products, as well as our premium Japanese loose leaf teas.

At our drink dispensary station, visitors were able to enjoy Matcha lemonade and iced Matcha green tea made with our newest product Matcha To Go. The center station featured our flagship Ceremonial Matcha, while station three was all about our premium line of loose leaf tins; it included samples of our Premium Gyokuro, Premium Sencha, Matcha Infused Sencha, and Matcha Infused Genmaicha. With so many different Japanese teas to enjoy in a number of ways, our booth was consistently busy from the beginning of the show until the end of the day.

In addition to our booth presence, Aiya's Daniel Coniglio taught a focused Matcha tasting class on Saturday morning to a dedicated group of Matcha fans. Also, we participated in the North American Tea Championship, taking home top awards in categories for Blended Tea and Green Tea.

All in all, Aiya had a large presence at the show and had a great time doing so! We invite you to check out the photos taken from the show floor and contact us at should you have any questions or would like more information!