The Sydney Tea Festival, which debuted in 2014, will make a comeback this month at Carriageworks in the inner-city suburb of Eveleigh. Love it that so many tea festival’s are performing quite well and keep growing. For the Dutch tea lovers, the 29th of May there is a tea festival held in Utrecht for the first time.
The festival is 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 day has two elements, a tea market and a program of ticketed workshops. You will have a chance to smell and taste speciality loose-leaf and herbal varieties at the market from 9am to 4pm, buy accoutrements to brew and sip, and nibble on macarons from MakMak and cuisine from food trucks Street Sliders and Tsuru.
In August there are seven workshops on offer, including an introduction to different types of tea and how to brew them, Chinese and Japanese tea ceremonies, and a mindfulness meditation class for those who want to 'leaf' their troubles behind. Previous sessions have covered a range of topics, such as tea basics and blending, tea ceremonies and tastings, tea and dessert pairing, tea meditation and much more.