If you’re a dedicated tea sipper and lucky enough to be in London on April 21st and 22nd in 2018, you can celebrate your passion at the National Tea Day “Festeaval”, which is an annual event.
Also celebrated in tea rooms, cafés, pubs and hotels throughout Britain, the two-day festival includes charitable fundraising events across the country, with the Festeaval being hosted at Chiswick House and Gardens in London.
Tea companies and other vendors will be sharing their wares and there are many tea-related experiences on offer.
What to Expect at The National Tea Day Festeaval
From tea tastings and food pairings to music and lifestyle exhibitions, there’s something for everyone – even if you’re not that into a good cup of tea.
- Tea Blending and Etiquette lessons
- High-End teapot displays and Historic Teaware Tours
- Tea themed cocktails, food and treats
- Celebrity Baking Sessions
- Vitali-Tea Garden activities
- Free tea tasting, samples and tea tips from the Masters
- A Mad Hatter Tea party for Children
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Dates and Times (When is the Tea Festeaval in 2018?)
On April 21st and 22nd the Festeaval is open from 10am to 5pm, with the Tea and Tipple Boulevard remaining open until 9pm.
Tea-themed activities are divided into dedicated zones with various food, drink and lifestyle events scattered throughout, including tea bazaars, a Bou-tea-que, Tea ‘n’ Treat village and Picnic Park.
Celebrated and award-winning singer Michael Buble will be performing and there will be tea cup rides, yoga lessons, meditation sessions and a variety of tea related workshops.
In the Museum of Historic Teaware, Faberge and Wedgwood have displays and you can also take a peek at Admiral Lord Nelson’s Bachelor tea pot.
The Mixology Lab will teach you about flavors and blending and you can have your picture taken with Queen Victoria or visit the Chocola-tea parlour during the Bou-tea-que sessions.
There’s also a selfie wall, Indian High Tea, giant game boards and celebrity afternoon tea on the go.
A variety of different tea brands are featured at the event, including PG Tips. Clipper, Newby, Noveltea, and more.
All proceeds of the official National Tea Day event at Kensington Roof Gardens will be donated to charity partners, which include the British Red Cross, The Sick Children’s Fund and Sobell House, which is an Oxford-based hospice serving the residents of Oxfordshire, England.
There’s literally something for everyone at the Festeaval and it’s a great way to celebrate National Tea Day if you happen to be in the U.K. this weekend. Maybe you’ll pick up a few skills and develop a fresh appreciation for the humble world of tea.