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THE SYDNEY TEA FESTIVAL
CELEBRATING 5 YEARS!
The Sydney Tea Festival is back at Carriageworks on Sunday, 19 August and celebrating its 5th Birthday. Festivalgoers will again be spoilt with a range of world-class loose-leaf teas, and a refreshed program of workshops, talks and special features.
Spend the day wandering around a vibrant tea market that features dozens of specialty and artisan tea stalls, showcasing teas and tisanes of all kinds. You'll get to taste them all, with your tea tasting cup in hand, and are sure to discover a new favourite.
Pick up some hand-made teaware, blend your very own tea, and just try to resist the sweet and savoury treats on offer. There's also a program of workshops and talks hosted by some of Australia's leading specialists.
New festival features in 2018 include The Tasting Table, an area where tea lovers can participate in intimate group tastings with tea purveyors, and a tea and food pairing degustation dinner at Automata, in honour of the festival's 5th birthday.
If you love tea, don't miss this event!
DATE & TIME
Sunday 19 August 2018.
9.00am - 4.30pm.
Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW.
Public transport is recommended as there is limited onsite parking. More details are here.
FESTIVAL FEATURES - VENUE MAP
The tea market includes more than 70 stallholders, from the boutique to the global, with specialty loose-leaf tea and tisanes of all styles; ceramic artists and makers of teaware; artisan food purveyors and food trucks for something bigger to eat. There's also a Brew Lounge where you can sit and enjoy a cup of tea.
Sample tea from different stallholders all day with a take home porcelain tasting cup. One cup is included with each entry ticket (valued at $5.00).
Tea Workshops, Talks & Masterclasses
Immerse yourself in the finer details of tea with some of Australia's leading specialists as they host educational talks, tasting, demonstrations and hands-on sessions.
Workshops & Talks
9.30am: Discovering The Art of Tea Blending Workshop
11.00am: Tea Essentials Talk
11.00am: Tea & Cheese Pairing Workshop
12.30pm: Tea Blending for Wellness Workshop
1.00pm: Tea Cocktails Workshop
2.00pm: Blend Your Own Chai Workshop
3.00pm: Uncovering The Tea Ceremony Workshop
9.30am: Wuyi Mountain Chinese Tea Masterclass
11.15am: Tea Brewing Masterclass
1.00pm: Japanese Green Tea Masterclass
2.45pm: Taiwanese Oolong Tea Masterclass
DIY Tea Blending Station
Create, name and pack your own custom tea blend at the DIY Tea Blending Station. Sessions run every half an hour from 9.30am. Book a spot and pay on the day at the festival.
The Tasting Table
Experience an intimate tea tasting masterclass in a small group setting in the market place.
Contemporary Australian artist, Elliott Routledge (Numskull), has given the festival its fresh and colourful new look. His work will be showcased throughout the festival.
Sydney Tea Festival x Automata Tea Pairing Dinner
Hosted by: Sydney Tea Festival
Location: Automata, 5 Kensington Street, Chippendale
Date: Wednesday 15th August, 2018
Indulge your senses at the ultimate tea and food pairing experience. Sydney Tea Festival and the award-winning team at Automata have collaborated to create a five-course degustation with matching premium teas. This dinner, in celebration of the festival's 5th birthday, will include seasonal dishes beautifully paired with unique and rare teas from all parts of the world. Held in Automata's private mezzanine dining space, this event is a must for lovers of tea and fine dining.
Each entry ticket includes a $5.00 take home porcelain tasting cup. Door sale tickets purchased at the venue on the day are $20.00 + credit card fees. Kids 12 and under are free. They do not require a ticket but will need to purchase a tasting cup if they wish to sample tea. Workshop, Talk and Masterclass tickets do not include entry into the festival. These must be purchased separately.
Brought to you by Tea Festivals Australia, founders of the Sydney and Melbourne Tea Festivals.