Camellia Sinensis Tea Houses with over 20 years' experience of traveling to Asia to purchase teas, delivered a fun and enlightening 1-hour presentation on tea basics. The science nerd in me particularly enjoyed hearing about his research team's experiments which debunked common myths about the antioxidants and caffeine levels in different types of teas.
Lemon Lily, Capital Tea, Samadhi Tea House.
Majesteas, Riston Tea, Tao Tea.
3 Teas, Momo Tea, Basilur Tea (which had the prettiest tea canisters at the festival!)
King's Cafe, T by Daniel,The Tea Emporium.
Grosche's modern glass teawares.
Sugar Peony's tea-infused macarons (top). The scones (bottom) enticed people to visit T-Bud's Tea Lounge and Creperie for the perfect afternoon tea experience. We also tried Sprucewood's Shortbread Cookies but I was too busy stuffing myself with the yummy cookies to take a photo.
Bare English & Co.'s passionfruit hand and body cream; Sprucewood's maple and lemon shortbread cookies; and Sugar and Peony's macarons. The bag and glass cup were complimentary.
a) the tea shared my name (although I bear no resemblance to the doll on the photo!);
b) the tin was purple;
c) the chocolate flavour (and it smelled heavenly too!).
I'm already looking forward to next year's tea festival!
This week, I'm joining the following parties: