Favourite Tearooms in Australia — Part II

High Tea at the Emporium
High Tea at the Emporium

In a previous post, I talked about a couple of Afternoon Tea places in the UK which I hold dear to me.  In this post, I’d like to share with you a couple of places that I had the privilege of going to here in Australia.

Emporium Hotel is a five star luxury boutique hotel situated in the centre of the Emporium precinct in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.  The décor is modern yet classy, the staff is very attentive and being greeted with a smiling face and a glass of champagne is guaranteed to make you smile. 

I was invited to speak to a group of ladies who came together as part of a baby shower.  As we ate the dainty sandwiches, pinkies raised in the air whilst sipping our teas, I spoke to the group about the history of High tea, why green tea is not everyone’s cup of tea, and the Kung Fu that has gone in creating flowering teas

The second place I’d love to share with you is a place right in the heart of the Gold Coast.  For readers who follow me on Twitter you will know that I love my tea puns so you can imagine my tea-light 🙂 when I was invited to a Creativitea.  I just had to have a look and I wasn’t disappointed! 


Quintessentially English, the founders of Creativitea have created a very English tea-room equipped with the clinking bone china accompanied by the silver three-tiered stand for an exquisite High Tea experience.  In keeping with a very English tea-room theme, the tea that is served is also typically British, selling brands such as Taylors and Harrogate and Ceylon tea from Impra.  The tea-room has a wonderful array of tea and teaware for you to take your High Tea experience home with you, as well as an extensive range of beautiful gifts and homewares by Zalonie.

Note: May King Tsang is now the resident Tea speaker of High Tea events held at 16th on Park and joins multi-award winning Executive Chef Benny Loh to bring to you an unforgettable High Tea experience.

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