ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Sydney Tea Festival 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 is held on Sunday 19 August at Carriageworks.
The tea market features dozens of stallholders – tea brands with specialty loose leaf tea and tisanes of all styles; food purveyors with tempting sweet and savoury treats, along with food trucks for something bigger to snack on; ceramic artists and makers of beautiful homeware and teaware. Theres also a Brew Lounge, where you can sit and enjoy a cup of tea. Tickets to the tea market go onsale in the weeks leading up to the event. Festival tasting cups are included in the ticket price.
From 9.00am - 4.30pm
The workshop space is where you can immerse yourself in the world of tea with some of Australia’s leading tea specialists, as they host educational tastings, demonstrations and hands-on sessions. Tickets are available before the festival, online.
If you want to know more about the history of tea, how tea is made, different varieties and basic tips and knowledge for enjoying tea, join the Tea Talk in the Lecture Theatre. Tickets are available before the festival, online.
DIY TEA BLENDING STATION
Visit the DIY Blending Station in the market place where you can experiment with making your own custom tea blend from a range of teas, herbs, spices and flowers, supplied by our partner, Austral Herbs. A tea blender is on hand to give you advice and you can pack, name and label your tea blend to take home and enjoy. Payment is at the station on entry. Spaced are limited.
THE TASTING TABLE
Join a tea purveyor for an intimate tea tasting or cupping session at The Tasting Table in a designated area of the market place. These small group masterclasses are perfect if you'd like to immerse yourself further into the world of tea. Tickets are available before the festival, online. Spaces are limited.
ARCHIE ROSE BAR
Say cheers to the festival’s 5th birthday with the help of our friends from Archie Rose Distilling Co., Sydney’s leading craft spirits distillery. Head over to the Archie Rose bar to sip on a celebratory tea-inspired cocktail and sample their handcrafted spirits.
The Sydney Tea Festival has collaborated with Sydney contemporary artist, Elliott Routledge. Elliott has created a special brand design to commemorate the festival’s milestone birthday, and his artwork and sculptures will feature at the venue. Well known for his large scale, abstract wall murals, as well as having exhibited at galleries across Australia and internationally, Elliott brings his signature colourful shapes and bold compositions to the collaboration, which capture the vibrancy, creativity and uniqueness of specialty tea.