Melbourne Tea Fair

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South Melbourne Market will host the first annual Melbourne Tea Fair on September 6, 2014 as a part of Market Week.

“We are very excited about presenting the inaugural tea fair in Melbourne,” says Sharyn Johnston, Director, Australian Tea Masters Association. “It’s the first time that tea is the star attraction and people will be pleasantly surprised at what they’ll find at this event.”

With a marketplace and tea workshops the unprecedented event will showcase specialty tea through interaction, education and celebration. Tea aficionados and beginners are invited to take part and immerse themselves in the world of tea.

Fairgoers can follow the “Tea Trail” to discover, taste, shop and experience all things tea. The marketplace includes complimentary tea samples and local specialty tea companies set up in key locations with quality loose leaf teas, teaware and accessories. Three marquee tents outside will offer tea tastings and tea ceremony demonstrations. Tea workshops presented by some of Australia’s leading tea specialists in the LG Kitchen will include Tea 101, Rare Tea Cupping, How to Make a Chai Blend, Tea and Food Pairing and Tea Cocktails.

The tea fair takes place on the opening day of Market Week and is part of a week long program of activities that celebrate Our Global Community.

“We’re happy to include the tea fair as part of our Market Week activities,” says Sophie McCarthy, Marketing Coordinator, South Melbourne Market. “Enjoying specialty teas that connect us to other countries and people is a great way to celebrate our global community.”

Marketplace admission is free. Tea workshops are ticketed sessions and limited to 12 participants. Workshop information and registrations can be made at southmelbournemarket.com.au.

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