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RBG Tea Festival

Join us for the 2023 RBG Tea Festival!

November 1 to 5, 2023

Whether from home or in-person, explore the world of tea and tisanes through a series of virtual lunch-and-learns and onsite workshops. Join us as we dive into the many ways to enjoy teas and tisanes!

Bookmark this page to keep up to date on event workshops, programs and vendors.

Tickets and Registration

Pre-registration is required!

Ticket Category Time Price
Single Lunch-and-Learn Session 30-Minutes (12:15 p.m.) $10
ALL Lunch-and-Learn Sessions 3 x 30-Minutes (12:15 p.m.) $25
Saturday Pass  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $25
Sunday Pass 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $25
2-Day Pass Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $55
All Access Pass All Lunch-and-Learns and 2-day entry $80

Saturday and Sunday Passes include:

  • Access to the RBG Tea Festival
  • Glass tasting cup
  • Tea tasting from vendors
  • Coupons from vendors
  • Access to presentation lectures
  • Access to tea ceremonies
  • And more!

Workshops may have additional fees.

  • All prices are subject to HST and applicable service charges.
  • Pre-registration is required (registration for each talk closes 11 p.m. the previous day)
  • RBG Members receive 10% off using the member discount code. Learn more about where to find the code.
  • pouring tea into fine china cup with formal high tea setup
  • Katie Cyr hosting virtual tea talk with laptop
  • Hands holding cup of yellow turmeric tea
  • Dried Green Tea Leaves

2023 Speaker Schedule

Full Speaker Schedule to be announced in August.

View 2021 Speaker Schedule

Quick View Schedule. Full descriptions and speaker bios below

Date and Time Topic Speaker
Wednesday, November 1
12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
Botany and the Ecology of the Tea Plant Nadia Cavallin, RBG Herbarium Curator and Field Botanist
Dried Green Tea Leaves

Botany and the Ecology of the Tea Plant
Wednesday, Nov 1, 12:15 p.m.

Presented by Nadia Cavallin, RBG Herbarium Curator and Field Botanist.

Virtual | $10 + Service Fee (M 10% off)

Join RBG’s Botany Team led by Nadia Cavallin, Herbarium Curator and Field Botanist, to learn the bits and pieces of the tea plant, Camellia sinensisFrom the taxonomy to the ecology, we’ll discuss how to identify this plant and its parts, it’s favoured habitats, and test your knowledge along the way.