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 celebrating its 5th birthday in 2018 and will take place on Sunday 19 August at Carriageworks.

 

TEA MARKET

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

WORKSHOPS & TALKS

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.

From 9.30am

TASTING TABLE MASTERCLASSES

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.

From 9.30am

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TEA PAIRING DINNER AT AUTOMATA

Indulge your senses at the ultimate tea pairing dining experience. Sydney Tea Festival and the award-winning team at Automata have collaborated to create a five-course degustation with matching premium teas. In celebration of the festival’s 5th birthday, this dinner will include seasonal dishes beautifully paired with unique and rare teas from all parts of the world.

DATE: WEDNESDAY 15th August / 7pm

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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.

From 9.30am

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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.

From 10.00am

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ARTIST COLLABORATION

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.

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