The ultimate celebration of specialty loose leaf tea, the Sydney Tea Festival will be held on Sunday 20 August at Carriageworks.

The one-day event will feature a new do-it-yourself tea blending station and an interactive tea ceremony performance. There will also be a program of workshops and talks hosted by leading industry experts.

“Although tea is one of the country’s most popular non-alcoholic beverages, it’s probably one the most misunderstood,” says festival co-founder Renee Creer.

“The festival aims to change that, encouraging both tea novices and connoisseurs alike to discover and explore what specialty tea is all about.”

Festival-goers can wander around the Tea Market and taste a range of specialty loose-leaf teas and tisanes including premium, single origin, organic and rare teas, healthy herbal blends, chocolate, chai and iced teas along with 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 and included in every adult ticket, the cup will allow visitors to taste their way through the day.

In addition, savoury and sweet bites will be on offer, with a range of food purveyors and trucks boasting global cuisine and tea-inspired creations.

Visitors can also participate in the Tea with a Stranger tea ceremony performance hosted by members of Ueda Sōko Ryū Australia.

“Tea with a Stranger encourages people to leave their digital self behind and step into the vulnerability of face-to-face human connection facilitated by the sharing of tea,” says Festival co-founder Corinne Smith.


Date & Time: Sunday 20 August 2017 9.00am–4.00pm

Location: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street Eveleigh

Cost: Pre-sale adult entry: $15.50 (including all fees and charges)

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

All tickets include a festival tasting up (valued at $5)

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