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Lucky Dragon Casino and Hotel Host of the 2017 Southwest Tea Fest

Sunday, February 5th 2017 @ 3:20 PM

Las Vegas, NV—Tealet and Joy’s Teaspoon, both of Las Vegas, are proud to present the second annual Southwest Tea Festival at Lucky Dragon Casino and Hotel. The city’s first and only tea festival was launched with great success in 2016 with over 600 people in attendance. The 2017 event has been extended to two days and looks forward to a move into Las Vegas’ premier Chinese culture casino which is home to one of the country’s most exciting teahouses.

“Vegas is building an incredible tea scene and the Southwest Tea Festival gives us a chance to showcase the businesses and cultural groups that are contributing to that growth,” says Joy’s Teaspoon owner, Naomi Rosen. The SW Tea Fest will kick-off at 10:00am on Saturday, February 25th, 2017, at the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino. “We are excited to showcase the tea and art culture of the Southwest and hope Vegas locals and travelers check out what the festival has to offer,” says Tealet’s CEO, Elyse Petersen. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased ahead of the event at

Aside from the many cuppings, samplings, and tastings, the SW Tea Fest will also feature a Sans Self Tea Ceremony, Gong Fu Tea Ceremony, and special presentations and educational sessions will be held throughout both days.

The first 700 attendees through the doors will receive Swag Bags that have been provided by Lucky Dragon, Tealet, Joy’s Teaspoon, Kleff Tea, and Purple Cloud Tea House.

For more information, please visit or call 877.795.1411.


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About SW Tea Fest: SW Tea Fest strives to bring together tea knowledge, culture and community here in Las Vegas.  2017, the sophomore year of the festival, will be held annually to offer demonstrations, education and to showcase businesses. This year’s SW Tea Fest will be held at the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino on Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, February 26th, 2017, from 10:00am – 5:00pm.  Visit for more information. Or, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@swteafest), or Instagram (@swteafest).  

About Elyse Petersen and Tealet: Tealet is a local tech startup and tea company that joined the Vegas Tech Fund (Downtown Project) portfolio in 2014. They offer both retail and wholesale high quality, loose leaf tea on a direct trade platform that boasted empowerment to the farmer and transparency for the market. The company has won numerous international tea quality awards and it’s CEO, Elyse Petersen, was awarded the 2015 World Tea Award for Best Industry Innovator. She has participated in and has presented at various tea festivals around the world and is a World Tea Expo speaker.

About Naomi Rosen and Joy’s Teaspoon: Joy’s Teaspoon, owned by Naomi Rosen and based in Las Vegas, is a web-based retailer offering premium loose leaf teas and simple brewing accessories. Launched in April 2010, Joy’s Teaspoon provides teas to some of the Valley’s best coffee shops and is ranked #6 on’s Top 30 Tea Companies. Naomi is also the Organizer of the Las Vegas/Henderson Tea Lovers Meetup, and has spoken on multiple panels at World Tea Expo on tea retailing trends, tea blogging, and tea festivals.


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