Our favourite time of the year has arrived! The annual Sydney Tea Festival is on Sunday 20 August at Carriageworks. It’s the ultimate celebration of specialty loose leaf tea where you can experience and connect with dozens of teas purveyors from Australia and beyond. The one-day event features a new do-it-yourself tea blending station and an interactive tea ceremony performance, together with a fresh program of workshops and talks hosted by leading industry experts.
Perfect South is a co-founder of the event (and the Melbourne Tea Festival) in partnership with our friends from the Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar. You can read more about the story of the tea festivals in this post. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s tea festival…
THE TEA MARKET
Festival-goers can wander the tea market and taste a huge range of specialty loose leaf teas and tisanes including premium, single origin, organic and rare teas; healthy herbal blends; chocolate, chai, and iced teas; and a range of locally grown and globally sourced teas. Tasting tea will be a breeze with the festival’s signature porcelain cup appearing again. Valued at $5.00 and included in every adult ticket, this cup allows visitors to taste their way through the day. In addition, food on offer will cater to those seeking both sweet and savoury bites, with a range of food purveyors and trucks boasting global cuisine and tea inspired creations. Also on the day, visitors can participate in the ‘Tea with a Stranger’ tea ceremony performance, hosted by members of Ueda Sōko Ryū Australia. It’s an interactive experience designed to facilitate deep connection, openness and communication.
WORKSHOPS AND TALKS
This year’s workshop sessions include:
- Exploring Native Australian Teas and Bush Foods
- Baking with Tea
- Discovering Kombucha
- Intro to Tea Blending
There’s also a couple of one hour talks on Tea Essentials and the Origins of Tea.
Date & Time:
Sunday, 20 August 2017 / 9.00am – 4.00pm
Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
- Pre-sale adult entry $15.50 (including all fees and charges and a tasting cup valued at $5)
- Door-sale adult entry $20.00 (plus credit card processing fees)
- Workshop tickets $48.00 and Talks $15.00 (including all fees and charges)
- Kids under 12 free