Workshops held at the last tea festival in May 2017 included:
NATIVE AUSTRALIAN TEA CEREMONIES
Time: 9.30am – 10.30am
Host: Jesse Munro Gurugir
Discover the Australian Indigenous sun tea ceremony. Come along and connect with Jesse as he takes you into the past to experience our ancestor’s secrets to health and wellness. In this workshop you will gain a greater understanding of Australian Indigenous tea ceremonies and their medicinal and ceremonial purpose. Learn about the importance of correct protocol and join in to create a native sun tea.
FERMENTING TEA - KOMBUCHA & JUN BREWING
Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm
Host: Sharyn Flynn
Love Kombucha? Curious about Jun? Learn the tricks and tips on how to turn your tea into extra healthy and delicious probiotic elixirs. Having just released her book on natural fermentation, Sharon Flynn from The Fermentary will teach you the ins and outs of fermenting tea for health and demonstrate the best ways to concoct your brews at home. Books and scobys are available for purchase on the day.
Sponsored by Perfect South
Bowl Tea is the gentlest and most accessible form of tea ritual. It is also one of the most powerful. In this workshop you will open a doorway to spiritual tea, experience bowl tea and learn about living tea. You will receive a deceptively simple practice that can seamlessly be integrated into your life. It has the capacity to open new views on your daily experience and your connection with the natural world.
Join Ruan de Witt, co-founder of boutique tea company Impala + Peacock, for the opportunity to delve into the world of blending tea and create your own take home brew. You will learn the art and science of combining teas, herbs and floral inclusions to create a bespoke blend. Ruan will share his secrets about the importance of choosing base teas, as well as how flavours and ratios work together for best flavour balance and visual appeal.
Sponsored by Austral Herbs
A workshop ticket does not include entry into the festival or a festival tasting up. Entry tickets must be purchased separately.
Ticket price includes gst, booking fee and 2.25% credit card processing fees.