Prettea Cool Things Were Happening in Sydney Yesterday
By Victoria Saule
Tea enthusiasts rejoice - an entire festival has been dedicated to the humble tea leave.
Sydney’s first Tea Festival was held yesterday at Carriageworks - home of the Eveleigh Farmers Markets.
Teaming with over 4500 attendants, tea enthusiasts were able to enjoy a Tea Market of over 40 exhibitors providing sample cups of liquid solace against the abysmal weather, which could be consumed in the Brew Lounge to the soulful acoustics of Liam Gale.
“People fall in love with teas and have their favourites based on how they’re feeling or what they’re doing,” said co-founder of the Festival, Renee Creer.
Alongside the myth that a good cup of tea can solve any problem, the once undermined beverage has been pushed into the spotlight by the emergence of a consumer market interested in organic health foods and their wellbeing.
Creer attributes some of Australia’s newfound piquant interest in tea to the success of T2 franchises, which made consumers aware of the diverse world of tea.
The festival featured a number of workshops dedicated to the intricacies behind brewing a good cup of tea as well as tea cocktail making and tea and cheese pairing courses.
Tea is the best way to numb the disappointment if you missed the festival, which will hopefully return next year.