Tea Festival

Saturday November 3 and Sunday November 4; RBG Centre

Warm up with a hot cup of tea and sample different varieties from around the world. From green to rooibos, oolong to herbal and everything in between, learn all about your favourite types of tea with tastings and educational presentations.

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Join us for the Third Annual Tea Festival at RBG!

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; RBG Centre

Celebrate the classic hot beverage with live performances and experience its cultural origins first-hand with a traditional tea ceremony. Discover some new favourites while sampling teas from around the world, then learn about tea culture, history, and taste with educational presentations from our special guests.

Looking to get your holiday shopping out of the way? Look no further, great holiday gifts will be available for purchase at the festival.

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Event Tickets

Save by pre-registering for the event! Your tickets includes access to the festival, educational presentations, music and more. Please note: the Saturday Evening Tea Ceremony requires a separate ticket.

Ticket Type Price
Advance Ticket $18 ($28 for 2 days)
RBG Members $6 ($9 for 2 days)
Walk-Up $24/day
Child age 3 and under FREE
Purchase Tickets
  • All prices include HST
  • Tickets are non-refundable and final sale
  • Ticket price includes admission to Royal Botanical Gardens

Special Features

NEW to the Tea Festival this year, we are proud to bring you two special features: an Authentic Chinese Tea Ceremony, and a Tea Tasting Competition! Both programs require registration, and space is limited.

Authentic Chinese Tea Ceremony

Saturday November 3, 7 to 9 p.m.

Fully participate in an authentic Chinese tea ceremony and observe rituals that have taken place for centuries. Divided into groups, everyone learns the correct way to prepare and serve their tea. A tea set is then given to each registrant to take home. This exclusive event is not to be missed!

Space is limited. Separate registration required for this special feature.

Fee: $50 (RBG Members receive 10% off)


Tea Tasting Competition

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each Day

Tea sommeliers lead participants step-by-step through the process. No extra charge but space is limited. Register today!

Separately purchased tickets to the Tea Festival are required for entry and participation in this competition. Tea festival tickets are also available for purchase at the link below.



Do you have a tea business or other related organization? Fill out the registration form at the link below.

Download Registration Form (pdf)
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Face & Body Tea Co.

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Heart Industries

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Kevin Kong Wellness Centre

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The Monarch Tea Co.

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Tea and Herbal Association of Canada

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