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Discover Sydney’s Teahouses

From modern tea bars to elegant tea rooms, Sydney is embracing the movement towards this ancient nectar and enjoying the many health benefits it offers. Here are the best places in Sydney to get your tea time fix.

The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar

Reinventing the drink for a new generation, The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar offers a range of classic brews, tea lattes, tea sodas and over 20 original tea blends and sweet and savoury tea inspired food. Their two tea bars in Barangaroo and Redfern, the latter winning awards for its interiors, feature a light-filled and contemporary fitout, steering away from the stereotypical traditional and old-fashioned designs of the past.

1/23 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo

146 Abercrombie Street, Redfern

T Totaler

With a focus on nutrition and sustainability, T Totaler provides a wide range of brews perfectly designed to cater to your needs. Do you need a pick me up? A detox? Or something to help you relax? They will create a custom tea just for you. They also run interactive classes on the properties of herbs, how to balance them and how to brew them properly. All of their packaging is eco-friendly and their herbs are locally sourced and grown within Australia.

555a King Street, Newtown

The Tea Room

Stepping in The Tea Room in Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building, is like stepping into a British period mini-series. Located in what was once the original ball room, the venue is adorned in custom designed Baccarat crystal chandeliers and soaring embellished ceilings. Expectedly these rooms do tea the traditional way, in bone china and plush chairs. There is also an a la carte lunch service during the week and the venue is available for private hire.

455 George Street, Sydney

Vaucluse House Tearooms

Located in the historic Vaucluse House and overlooking their pristine gardens are the Vaucluse House Tearooms. Built in the 1830s the house is stately and elegant. Their offerings err on the more traditional side with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus as well as high tea. The tea rooms and patio spill onto the expansive lawns and lush surrounds providing the perfect weekend escape.

Wentworth Road, Vaucluse

Zensation Tea House

Zensation Tea House transports you to 1920s Shanghai. Traditional utensils and period furnishing create an authentic atmosphere and the father daughter team who run this house are more than happy to awaken your senses with one of their speciality brews. Pair your tea with Shanghai dumplings or some of the other yum cha on offer and enjoy the thrill of watching flowers blossom in your cup.

656 Bourke Street, Redfern


Gunners Barracks

The Tea Room at Gunners Barracks is loved as much for its classic high tea menu as it is for the beautiful views across Sydney Harbour. With Asia Pacific’s largest selection of Ronnefeldts teas, guests can choose to enjoy a morning or afternoon high tea or for something heavier, a full lunch. The Gunners Barracks Tea Room is also a favourite for functions inluding weddings, baby showers and private celebrations.

Suakin Drive, Georges Heights

Burnt Orange

Along with their existing gourmet afternoon tea menu, Burnt Orange also offers two varieties of high tea. Opt for the classic tea and selection of savoury and sweet treats or treat yourself with the sparkling high tea which comes with a glass of Veuve Tailhan. Perfect for a girl’s afternoon or catch up with family the high tea menu is available during the week and weekend.

1109 Middle Harbour, Mosman

T2 Brew Bar

The T2 Brew Bar is for true tea fans, with daily tea menus, over 200 varieties on offer and tea experts on staff to talk you through the decision-making process. If you’re still having trouble narrowing down the list let the staff whip you up a brew based off your general flavour preferences and mood. If you’re looking to cool down, try one of their fresh iced teas or for something different try the tea latte.

455 George Street, Sydney

The Tea Cosy

The Tea Cosy boasts scones like nanna used to make and is tucked away in a heritage listed building in The Rocks. Quaint and cosy this family run room uses an old family recipe to whip up fresh scones every morning, or for something heartier patrons can enjoy ribbon sandwiches, savoury scones or smoked salmon treats. If you’d like to bring the little ones along there’s a kid’s Devonshire Tea option for $7.00.

33 George Street, The Rocks

Gertrude & Alice Bookstore

A local favourite, Gertrude & Alice Bookstore is not just a great place for a quiet read and title browse. Their charming café offers breakfast and lunch and their large selection of organic teas, including ‘Alice’s Famous Chai’ is the perfect accompaniment to a good book. Snuggle into one of their many reading nooks and enjoy a warm cup while you delve into another world.

46 Hall Street, Bondi Beach

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