Time to par-tea – a festival dedicated to tea is hitting Melbourne
Pinky ready? The Melbourne Tea Festival is back for another round.
Hitting the Melbourne Exhibition Centre on Saturday May 20, 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 wet chai mixes to matcha tea and kombucha on tap. A series of ticketed workshops will also run, featuring information on blending your own tea and the basics of fermented brews like kombucha and jun. 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.
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. If there was ever a day to fight for your right to pour-tea, this would be it.