For a city known for its thriving coffee culture, Melbourne also boasts an impressive tea culture. One of its main promoters is The Travelling Samovar, a gorgeous tea house on leafy Rathdowne Street in Carlton.
Fitting with its picturesque neighbourhood, the place boasts an idyllic courtyard, to enjoy the hand-picked teas, all served in their unique way, according to their style and origin. You can also stay indoors, surrounded by beautiful tea pots and sitting next to the fireplace.
If you have boiled the kettle but still have some burning tea questions, such as:
What is fermented tea?
The best way to brew it?
What flavours should you look for?
The Travelling Samovar offers special tea workshops to enrich your tea expertise.
I got answers to all of these questions at a workshop on the Beauty of Yunnan black teas, plus lively tales of Tea Mountains in China, how does one become a tea master, etiquette of Chinese tea ceremonies and plenty of tastings. The workshop was led by author and tea explorer Peter Micic, who recently returned from the tea forests in Yunnan, China.
To learn more about the Travelling Samovar and its upcoming tea workshops, go to their website to sign up for their newsletter.
Lee Gal is an Israeli tea fan who absolutely loves living in Melbourne. Follow along with her on Naturalee.
The Travelling Samovar
412 Rathdowne Street
Carlton VIC 3054