Sydney’s annual event for tea and scone connoisseurs attracted a crowd at Eveleigh Markets last month. Sydney Observer’s Steph Nash was there to sample allI recently started a daily tea log, hoping to track how many cups of tea I have throughout the day.
8:00am – rush out the door with a thermal cup of Cinnamon Ceylon; 12:00pm – lunch with a refreshing Green tea; 4:00pm – wind down at the office with an English Breakfast; 8:00pm – an after dinner treat of Caramel Desert tea.
There’s no denying it – I’m a tea addict. You can imagine my face when I arrived at Eveleigh Markets on a wet Sunday morning to see around 50 different stalls selling exotic teas and sweet little pastries. It was like tea heaven!
With a wide range to sample and many a macaron to munch, Sydney Observer’s top three tea treats from the festival are listed below.
1. Golden Indulgence, by Kettle Town: $12
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this Chocolate Ceylon tea is the quintessential dessert cup. The black brew is scattered with delicious cocoa nibs to satisfy your inner chocaholic. Steep for three to five minutes and serve with a dash of milk for the perfect night cap.
2. Toasted Toffee, by Kettle Town: $12
Dessert Green tea? I’ve never heard of it either, but I’m so fortunate to have come across this little beauty by Kettle Town. Made with delicate Genimatcha Green tea, toasted brown rice and calendula, the brew leaves you with a pleasant aftertaste of caramel popcorn. A very gentle dessert cup with all the benefits of Green tea.
3. Peanut Butter Pretzel Choc Chip Cookies, by Frozen Dough Co.: $3 each
Gourmet food lovers will adore these decadent cookies by pop-up bakery Frozen Dough Co. The combination of peanut butter, large choc chips and a few sneaky salty pretzels will put your taste buds in overdrive. Don’t blame me if you find yourself suddenly addicted!
You can find all of these suppliers online, or visit the exhibitor list online at: www.sydneyteafestival.com.au.