Sydney Tea Festival celebrates the comforting cuppa!
Known fact, a cup of tea can cure anything, from a stressful day in the office to 3:30-itis, a nervous breakdown – we could go on. With so many people loving the humble cuppa, it’s no wonder Sydney-siders are excited to celebrate all things tea, with the inaugural return of the Sydney Tea Festival.
Located in the trendy quarters of Carriageworks and kicking off on Sunday 20th August, the Sydney Tea Festival is a one-day interactive experience designed to help people discover and experience the delights of speciality tea. There will be two components to the festival, the tea market and tea workshops.
The tea market is set to feature dozens of stallholders’ personalised brands of teas and tisanes, including premium, single origin, organic and rare tea blends. Those with a sweet tooth will quickly gravitate towards a selection of chocolate, chai, and iced teas, whilst those looking to expand their tea-leaf repetoire can sample a range of globally sourced tea products.
A cup of tea is only as good as its cup. Thankfully, 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 will allow visitors to taste their way through the day.
With all that tea-sipping set to work up a hunger, there will also be reams of food purveyors with tempting sweet ands savoury delights to compliment your brew.
The tea workshop is an educational space where you can immerse yourself in the diverse world of tea with Australia’s leading tea specialists. Talks, tastings, demonstrations and hand-on sessions will all be available. In last years tea workshops, patrons learnt about tea basics and blending, tea ceremonies and tastings, dessert pairing, meditation and more.
At this years festival, tap into your inner health nut at the ‘Discovering Kombucha’ workshop. Not only will you get to ferment and flavour a bottle of take home kombucha, you’ll also learn about the tools, processes and benefits of fermenting with Cornersmith cafe’s head fermenter, Jaimee Edwards.
Think tea is just for drinking? Think again as the MasterChef himself, Bernard Chu from LuxBite, demonstrates how to use tea in baking. This versatile ingredient will feature in several of his signature desserts and the session will culminate with a tasting of these delicious treats and some take home recipes.
Tickets to this year’s Tea Festival are now on sale! Pre-sale adult entry is $15.50, whilst door-sale adult entry is $20.00.
Keen to get involved in a workshop or talk? Workshop tickets $48.00 and Talks $15.00 (including all fees and charges)
Sydney Tea Festival
When: Sunday 20th August, from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
Price: Pre-sale adult entry $15.50, Door-sale adult entry $20.00, workshop tickets $48.00 and talks $15.00
For more information and to buy tickets, hop onto the website at http://www.sydneyteafestival.com.au or jump onto the Sydney Tea Festival Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/558496471206483/