Melbourne Tea Festival

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Time Out says

Time to par-tea – a festival dedicated to tea is hitting Melbourne

Pinky ready? The Melbourne Tea Festival is back for another round.

On Sunday, July 21 this enormous tea party will feature tea purveyors from Melbourne and beyond, showcasing new blends, rare teas, brewing equipment and techniques.

Now, about those specialist teas: this year you can get your mitts on anything from locally made loose-leaf blends to chai concentrate and cold brew tea. Four Pillars will be providing tea-inspired cocktails, while a series of ticketed workshops will teach you how to blend your own tea and the basics of baking with matcha. Festival-goers can also browse and shop ceramics and tea-wares if you're in the market for a new tea set.

If you’re after something a little bite to go with your cuppa, there will also be a range of food stalls offering treats both savoury and sweet. LuxBite will even be baking a custom menu of tea-infused macarons, croissants and cakes.

Attendees will receive a signature porcelain cup (valued at $5) with your entry ticket so you can taste your way through blends throughout the day. Keep in mind that you have to choose between a morning and afternoon festival session when buying tickets. If there was ever a day to fight for your right to pour-tea, this would be it.

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