Park Hyatt Washington Partners With American Tea Masters Association To Host Tea Extravaganza 2010

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Similar to a fine wine tasting, Tea Extravaganza 2010 is an experiential gathering that will offer at least fourteen high-end, loose-leaf teas to be sampled. (No teas will be sold during the event). Co-sponsored by the Park Hyatt Washington, DC and the American Tea Masters Association.

Park Hyatt Washington, in association with the American Tea Masters Association, present Tea Extravaganza 2010, an independent tasting offering tea aficionados the opportunity to sample some of the finest, rarest and most exquisite loose-leaf teas from premier estates around the world. This two-day event, led by Chas Kroll, Certified Tea Master and Executive Director of the American Tea Masters Association, will take place at Park Hyatt Washington on Friday, March 12 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm and on Saturday, March 13 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. An intimate lunch, specially prepared by Executive Chef Brian McBride, will conclude the program.

Similar to a fine wine tasting, this experiential gathering will offer at least fourteen high-end, loose-leaf teas to be sampled. (No teas will be sold during the event). The tea menu, personally prepared by Kroll, will include the following: Melon Slice Liu An Gua Pian (China), a special top grade Liu An Gua Pian among China’s Ten Famous Teas, made of selected tender, downy, and melon seed-shaped leaves to create a fresh orchid fragrance; Tenbu 1st Flush Half-Shaded Kabusecha (Japan), an organic, partially shaded green tea that is the first picked tea of the new year and produces a remarkably subtle aroma; and Jun Chiyabari TGFOP (Nepal), produced to strict organic practices, this tea is comparable with top Darjeelings, providing an herbaceous and floral taste.

Tickets for the two-day Tea Extravaganza 2010 are available for $189 (exclusive of tax) by calling the American Tea Masters Association at +1 619 330 9017 or visiting For attendees interested in overnight accommodations, Park Hyatt Washington will offer a special rate of $229 per room, plus tax (single or double occupancy). Room rate is valid for the evenings of March 12 and 13 only. All hotel reservations are subject to availability and must be made in advance. Reservations can be made by contacting Renee Sharrow at or +1 202 419 6625.

About American Tea Masters Association
The American Tea Masters Association is a nationally recognized, membership-based organization founded to provide mastery level training, education and professional certification to individuals desiring to become tea masters and tea sommeliers. The association is respected as meeting superior educational standards by offering its Tea Mastery Certification Course™ for achieving the prestigious Certified Tea Master™ designation upon completion of the coursework.

For additional information on the American Tea Masters Association, please visit or contact +1 619 330 9017.

About Park Hyatt Washington
Park Hyatt Washington combines dynamic modernism with classic American style. Located in the fashionable West End Georgetown neighborhood, near Embassy Row and the Smithsonian Museums, Park Hyatt Washington afford guests convenient access to the shopping, dining, and cultural attractions of the nation’s capital. With a Tea Cellar offering rare and vintage tea selections, the largest deluxe rooms in the city with spa-inspired bathrooms, and a signature fragrance designed exclusively for the hotel by artisan perfumer Blaise Mautin, Park Hyatt Washington offers guests a truly unique experience. The hotel is home to the award-winning restaurant, Blue Duck Tavern, an elegant neighborhood tavern offering menu selections focusing on the freshest ingredients available from regional purveyors. Park Hyatt Washington offers flexible meeting and event space and seasonal catering from celebrated chef Brian McBride.

To make a reservation for Park Hyatt Washington in the U.S. or Canada, please call +1 800 778 7477 or visit

About Park Hyatt Hotels
Intimate and residential in style, Park Hyatt hotels promise elegant and gracious service on a personal scale, and are further distinguished by prime locations and exceptional interior design. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and its subsidiaries operate 24 Park Hyatt brand hotels. Current locations include: Baku, Beaver Creek, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Canberra, Chicago, Dubai, Goa, Hamburg, Istanbul, Jeddah, Melbourne, Mendoza, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Saigon, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington, DC and Zurich.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family in 45 countries strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The company’s subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz™, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt Summerfield Suites™ brand names and have locations under development on five continents. Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops and operates vacation ownership properties under the Hyatt Vacation Club® and Hyatt Residence Club® brands. As of June 30, 2009, the company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 413 properties. For more information, please visit


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