Tea lovers are invited to converge at the Melbourne Tea Festival on Sunday 29 May.
The annual event is an interactive experience designed to help people discover and experience specialty tea, encourage and grow passion for tea through education, and showcase quality specialty tea providers.
The festival will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in South Wharf, Victoria. It will feature a tea market and a program of ticketed workshops.
From 9am to 4pm guests can wander through the tea market and discover some of the best artisanal teas around, grab a bite to eat from a food truck, explore ceramic artists and makers of beautiful homeware and teaware, indulge in a sweet treat, or sit down and enjoy a cup of tea in the brew lounge.
There is an entry fee to the market place. For those who want to taste tea all day long, tasting cups are available to buy at the door.
From 9am – 5.30pm, leading Australian industry specialists will host workshops where attendees can participate in hands-on sessions, tastings, educational talks, and demonstrations. Sessions will cover a range of topics, including blending herbal tisanes, exploring tea essentials, tea and food pairings, tea leaf reading, discovering oolong tea, and bespoke chai blending. For more information the workshops click here.
Sydneygoers will get their chance to explore a similar offering when the Sydney Tea Festival takes place on 21 August at Carriageworks in Eveleigh, New South Wales.
For more information on the Sydney event visit www.sydneyteafestival.com.au
For more information on the Melbourne Tea Festival and to purchase tickets visit www.melbourneteafestival.com.au