They’re bringing sexy back… with tea? Yes, that’s right. Corinne Smith and Amara Jaratt, who were responsible for introducing us to the Sydney Tea Festival just last year, have something hot planned for tea lovers. These two are also the founding members of the Australasian Specialty Tea Association (AASTA). They kinda live and breathe tea.
But how can tea be sexy? Like this. Get set for tea time like you’ve never known it at Sydney’s first organic tea bar, The Rabbit Hole in Redfern. That’s right, alongside hip bars and edgy galleries is a tea bar, and surprisingly it’s keeping up with its trendy neighbours.
Are you thinking the name The Rabbit Hole sounds familiar? Well it should. The tea brand can be found in many of the leading cafes and restaurants around Sydney. You know the ones – they have shavings of coconut, chunks of real pineapple and raspberry and blends with herbs and spices that give them their signature potent punch of flavour.
But not content with just being a humble tea bag, The Rabbit Hole is ready to brew bigger and better cups of tea in their own four walls. Think left of centre brewing techniques and creative concoctions.
Far from being your Nanna’s antiquated living room, the décor oozes cool factor with a teabag sculpture by Chilean artist Valeria Burgoa hanging from the ceiling and a 50-seat Matt Woods designed space. Then there’s the menu. Yes, there’s more tea on offer than a T2 store, but there’s also a food menu that pays homage to The Rabbit Hole’s hero with dishes like matcha granola served with seasonal fruit and unsweetened yoghurt, tea marbled egg with kimchi and black sesame, and beef slow cooked in black tea.
Like what The Rabbit Hole is brewing? Then buy yourself one of their take home flavours plus an adorable piece or two from their range of bespoke ceramics and tea ware and host your own tea party at home.
If you like your caffeine hit from leaves rather than beans then this is your cup of well, tea.
The Rabbit Hole
146 Abercrombie Street, Redfern NSW 2016