Sydney Tea Festival returns to Carriageworks

28 July, 2017 by
Annabelle Cloros


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)