What you'll do
We will meet at my house (I live with a dog, a cat and 2 chickens) which is located in Melbourne's inner suburbs. I will offer you a selection of outstanding teas and you will be invited to select which ones you would like to drink! We will brew 4 different teas using various brewing methods and using a range of vessels, such as Yixing teapots, gaiwan, glass teapots and yuzamashi (Japanese teapots). We will discuss the tea, the brewing methods and the brewing vessels. You will be able to ask as many questions as you want. Each tea session is unique. I can accommodate up to 5 guests, who don't have to know each other. You can come alone. If you are the only booking, we will have a on- to-one tea session. You may leave my house a little tea-drunk...
I am a passionate tea practitioner with a sound knowledge of the tea cultures of the East. I have travelled to many tea growing regions and I have run a busy tea house for a few years. With a background in ceramics, it comes as no surprise that I love to collect exotic tea wares. Melbourne is a coffee-fueled city and is letting down tea drinkers. The Tea Scene is becoming an "underground affair" and I am a member of Melbourne's "underground" Tea Scene! I use rare teas from my private stash to create a beautiful Tea Experience.
TEA Small batch rare teas. All the tea accessories required to brew that perfect cup... Biscuits and/or dry fruit.
Where you'll be
We will have our "Underground" tea experience in the comfort and intimacy of my house, which is full of art and artifacts which I have collected during all my travels. My house in Abbotsford is surrounded by a leafy garden, my city oasis.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests aged 15 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
I will tailor our tea experience to my guests. It doesn't matter if you know nothing about tea or if you're a semi-professional, there is a lot of joy for anyone to brew and share great teas.
Tea Session - Brewing tea like a pro
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£20 / person