Melbourne Tea Festival Announced

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Tea lovers will soon be able to spend a day exploring and tasting a range of specialty loose leaf teas under one roof at the inaugural Melbourne Tea Festival on Sunday, 29 May 2016.

Perfect South is a co-founder of the event (and the Sydney Tea Festival) in partnership with our friends from the Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar in Redfern.  You can read more about the story of the tea festivals in this post. Here’s everything you need to know about the launch of the Melbourne Tea Festival…

Held in the heart of the city at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, the interactive event will feature some of the most exciting and creative specialty tea purveyors from Melbourne and beyond.

Festival-goers can wander around the tea market and taste some of the best artisanal teas around, buy teaware, accessories or hand-crafted homewares and join a tea workshop. Everyone from the tea novice to the tea connoisseur will find something to capture their interest. There’ll be a wide range of teas and tisanes on offer – everything from Japanese matcha, rare Chinese teas, traditional Indian chai, chocolate tea, organic and medicinal blends, to locally grown Australian and native teas.

The Melbourne Tea Festival has two key features:

1. TEA MARKET – Enthusiastic about all things tea? The tea market is where you need to be as it features more than 50 stallholders selling and sampling tea and food. Festival-goers can buy a $5 ceramic tasting cup to sample tea all day long which also doubles as a collectable souvenir.  Visitors will find specialty loose leaf tea and herbal tisanes of all styles, food purveyors with tempting sweet and savoury treats, ceramic artists and makers of teaware as well as food trucks for something bigger to snack on. There’s also the brew lounge where you can sit down with a cuppa and listen to music.

2. TEA WORKSHOPS – Want to immerse yourself in the finer details of tea? Sign up for a hands-on session or tea tasting held by some of Australia’s leading tea specialists. Workshops cover a range of topics and sessions will be announced in April, with tickets available for purchased in advance.

Melbourne event details:
– Date: Sunday, 29 May
– Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
– Location: 2 Clarendon Street South Wharf (Exhibition Bays 1 and 2)
– Cost: $10 for entry and $5 for tasting cup
– Visit: www.melbourneteafestival.com.au

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If you’re interested in the Sydney Tea Festival…

Sydney event details:
– Date: Sunday 21 August
– Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
– Location: Carriageworks 245 Wilson Street Eveleigh  (Bays 22 and 24)
– Cost: $10 for entry and $5 for tasting cup
– Visit: www.sydneyteafestival.com.au

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