Whilst we fell in love with Becci at the tea project on our first visit, with her delicious teas, slick fit out and hilarious attitude to life,
we’re excited to say that we've fallen in love all over again with Becci and her team of tea’ns (that’s not a word I know) and their absolutely
scrumptious new offering of High Tea at the tea project.
Made fresh onsite Becci wow’d us with her three tiered displays of savoury & sweet bites that include a range of perfectly cut finger sandwiches,
our fav, the Shaved Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Camembert and Alfalfa Sandwich. There were also the Mini Quiches & Zucchini Muffins, Stuffed Mushrooms and those yummy Crudités.
After devouring the savouries we moved onto the tiers of French Petit Fours and seasonal fruits, which Becci changes up each time so I won’t rave on
about how good the carmel banoffee and chocolate éclair were in case you don't get them on your visit.
If savoury is your preference switch out the sweet and order instead a dumpling High Tea. Also made fresh each day these flavoursome little bundles
can actually be ordered at any time and make for the perfect compliment to a beautiful cup of hot tea.
Just when we thought we couldn't eat any more, or shouldn't, Becci brings on out a plate of homemade scones that are so delicious they put grandma's
to shame, sorry gran! With a combination of freshly made ginger and strawberry jam & cream the scones come complete with a sprinkling of tea
on top. I've run out of descriptive words to use, image delicious and triple it.
Another must have is one of Becci’s glasses of Iced Tea. Changing with the seasons Lavender and Lychee was being served on our visit, light on
the palate it's a refreshing take on the hot tea options.
Those with dietary requirements won’t be left wandering King St, Becci has a menu for vegans, gluten free and or whatever dietary needs may be, just
call ahead to discuss.
To avoid disappointment book your seat at least 7 days in advance
For those keen to just sit and enjoy a cuppa or two, choose between more than 150 teas that Becci's keen for you to smell your way through. Becci explains,
there is a science behind the perfect cup of tea - and as Westerns we brew our tea for a long time, and all the tannins come out, then we add milk
and sugar to soften the flavour again. The best cup of tea is the perfect combination of four elements: the water, the tea, the temperature and
Starting with the water - it has gone through a twin filtration system to remove the chlorine, sediment, bacteria and heavy metals. The tea - is up
to you to choose. Then the temperature control - is dependent on the tea, with Black Tea and Oolong Tea brewed at a much higher temperature, compared
to Green Tea. Then there's the time - each brew is timed, to control the flavour, astringency and bitterness. Then as it's served the tea leaves
are removed from your pot of tea - meaning all three cups of tea in the pot will taste identical, rather than getting stronger and more bitter
Becci even has a Novocastrian breakfast tea - with the same flavour profile as a Hunter Valley Semillon, this deliciously crisp tea is abundant with
citrus aromas. It has a unique flavour of vanilla and honey, giving it a depth and richness that makes this the perfect, decadent morning cup.
So why not take yourself on a sensory explosion and check out the Tea Project on King Street.