The Melbourne Tea Festival, at Meat Market in North Melbourne, is an interactive experience designed to help people discover and experience specialty tea; encourage and grow passion for tea through education; and showcase quality specialty tea providers. The festival day has two elements: a tea market and an educational program of workshops, talks and tastings. 



The tea market features dozens of stallholders – tea brands with specialty loose leaf tea and tisanes of all styles, and a range of teawares and food purveyors with tempting sweet and savoury treats.

Ticket prices for 2019:

  • Early Bird Discount $22.95 - SOLD OUT

  • Full Price $28.95 - SOLD OUT

All entry tickets include a take home porcelain tea tasting cup valued at $5.00.

There is no box office on the day at the venue, so purchase in advance online.

There are two ticketed sessions - BOTH ARE SOLD OUT:

  • Morning Session: 9.00am - 1.00pm

  • Afternoon Session: 1.30pm - 5.30pm

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Immerse yourself in the fine details of tea with some of Australia’s leading tea specialists, as they host educational talks, tastings, demonstrations and hands-on sessions. Sessions cover a range of topics. Tickets are available online in advance and are purchased separately to an entry ticket. The program will be announced closer to the festival date.


Visit the Four Pillars bar for a tea cocktail and sample their range of award-wining gins, distilled in the Yarra Valley.

Four Pillars will be serving up two tasty gin cocktails: Sencha Been Gone and Deja Brew, in collaboration with two Melbourne based tea purveyors.


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Join Tea With Annie for a free tea leaf reading demonstration in the Cobblestone Pavilion. 

11.00am - 11.30am
3.00pm - 3.30pm

Proudly support by The Langham, the home of high tea in Melbourne, and hosts of the renowned Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood.