2017 showed once again that the Melbourne Tea Festival is the event for the city’s growing number of people who appreciate tea’s role in health and well-being.
It was terrific to see familiar faces at the event. People such as David Lyons from the Australian Tea Cultural Seminar and Tania Stacey from Cuppa Cha. Plus Cheryl Teo from Flag & Spear Tea Hunters, and Hannah Dupree from Storm in a Teacup. Wonderful tea businesses all of them, each in their own unique way.
By midday, Japanese tea ceremony master Scott Soshin of Tea Drunk Studios was whipping up some very fine ceremonial-grade Unkaku matcha and Geika Matcha. Scott guided a captive audience through the proper way to prepare matcha. (Thankfully, there’s this video if you missed out.)
Oh, and not forgetting our new and returning customers. You know who you are–thank you gals and guys!
So obviously, there’s no shortage of tea fans in Melbourne.
This event, along with the Sydney Tea Festival, is the real deal for traders, tea lovers and anyone with a passion for health and well-being.
What Sets You Apart From Other Traders at the Tea Festival?
The uniqueness and quality of our range. There were lots of chai retailers, and the usual array of blended teas. Stalls that source tea from one region, others that source from round the world.
At Cloud Nine Teas, we source only the best, and only from three regions:
- the Uji Valley, near Kyoto, Japan for the best shade-grown green teas
- the cloud-veiled mountains of central Taiwan for hand-picked organic oolong teas, and
- the remote pockets of Yunnan, China, the first home of tea, for unique Pu’er, black and white teas picked from wild-growing trees, some of which are more than 100 years old.
We also stock hard-to-find tea wares from Japan and Taiwan.
Don’t wait for the next tea festival to roll around. Click on through to our store to discover more!
PS: Why the title “smells like weed”, you say? It refers to a comment we got from several customers who were surprised (delighted?) by the heady aroma of our Iron Goddess Organic Oolong. It’s a wonderful tea and it’s considered to be one of the best teas for weight loss.