Rise Of Tea
The rise of tea houses around the world has seen a dramatic growth over the past few years. With the global availability of specialty teas and the demand for healthier hot beverages, tea rooms have been popping up all around the world.
Australia is no different. After taking a back seat to coffee for quite some time, tea is rising in popularity once again. Fashionable tea rooms are coming onto the scene and offering specialty and artisanal teas to the curious and adventurous tea connoisseurs.
Here is a small selection of tea houses around the country that are receiving rave reviews and delighting the palates of devoted tea fans…
The Silva Spoon – Cotton Tree, Queensland
Crowned as the Queensland’s best tea house again in 2017, the Silva Spoon offers a diverse selection of specialty teas that are carefully sourced from around the world.
Exotic flavoured black teas, exquisite green and white teas, and Ayurvedic healing infusions are just a few of the tea brews that are on the menu.
Sinmei Tea Room – Paddington, Queensland
Sinmei Tea Room is a modern Brisbane tea room with an Asian flair. Inspired by the owner’s Hong Kong roots, this exotic little tea room offers a variety of exquisite hot and cold teas that are exclusive to Sinmei Tea Room such as Hong Kong Milk Tea, Iced Ginger Honeycomb tea, or Hojicha Latte.
Tian He Tea House & Healing Arts – Crows Nest, NSW
Located on the North Shore of Sydney, Tian He House offers up traditional specialty teas as well as rare organic Chinese teas.
The addition of healing arts to the mix adds a holistic twist of alternative healing methods such as meditation and gong rituals, energy work, and others.
The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar – Redfern, NSW
Known as Australia’s premier organic tea company, The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar offers up innovative and sensational tea blends that delight the senses.
Specializing in hand-crafted brews, Grey Goddess, Berry Bomb, and Lavender Cream are just a few of the offerings that make this tea house unique.
Impala and Peacock – Brunswick, Victoria
This inner city, bohemian tea house in Melbourne prides itself on using only the freshest and organic speciality produce they can find for their hand-blended artisan teas. High Mountain Oolong, Guyokuro Japanese Green, and Peacock Chai are perfect accompaniments for delightful high teas or other exclusive tea events.
Cuppa Cha – Mornington, Victoria
Closing the connection between the tea farmer and the customer, Cuppa Cha is guided by the principle of direct sourcing that offers the freshest tea blends directly into the tea cup. With an exciting collection of Chinese and Taiwanese hand-crafted teas, this tea house is committed to offering up an exciting sensory experiences for the tea lover.
Adore Tea House – Mitchell, ACT
This highly awarded tea house offers up more than 200 exquisite teas to the tea connoisseur. Hand-crafted brews like chai, rooibos, and fruit blends as well as traditional green, black, and white teas can be found on the menu here. Adore Tea House is also known for its sensational High Tea service.