Located at the entrance to the Sanctuary Gardens, the Tea Temple is a tea house and cafe, healing centre, information desk, library, natural health and new-age shop, cinema, music stage, lounge room and private evening venue all in one… a beautiful multi-purpose space! We serve a variety of teas, shakes, snacks and a simple but delicious lunch menu.
You can visit the Tea Temple for information about everything that is happening at the Sanctuary. The Tea Temple is open between 10am and 6pm from Sunday to Friday. We are closed on Saturday.
What can I do at the Tea Temple…
- Visit between 1 and 3pm to sample one of our delicious Nori rolls or a miso soup from our Japanese inspired lunch menu.
- Unwind with a fresh cup of tea or indulge with one of our healthy shakes and chocolate bliss balls!
- Find out more about the natural healing therapies available and make a booking with one of our healers.
- Browse our library of books related to spirituality, health and other alternative topics; these are free to read within the Tea Temple.
- Our shop includes a collection of high quality nutritional supplements and other gifts including crystals, jewellery, tea and tea cups.
- Sign up in advance for our weekly classes, workshops and events.
- Escape the sun or rain and meet with a friend or curl up with an interesting book to read.
- Drop in for the The Gathering on Sunday at 3pm to hear from our team in person and learn about the upcoming week of classes and events.
- Grab one of our guitars or drums and express your musical talent!
- Join one of our guest teachers and healers for a free informational class about their area of speciality.
The Tao of Tea
Drinking tea is all about taking time out to just be with the moment…
We serve a range of fine teas, including oolong, green, black, masala chai and herbal teas from China, Japan and of course, Thailand. Each tea has been selected for quality and flavour and all are loose-leaf or whole-flower teas.
Oolong and green teas contain high levels of anti-oxidants, which help the body to fight off disease. In addition, they help move stagnant Qi or energy, clearing toxins and heaviness. In many cultures, these teas are drank for weight loss due to their ability to move toxins and improve circulation.
The Qi of Tea
Many caffeinated drinks such as coffee can raise energy so quickly that one loses their grounding and becomes jittery and scattered. The Qi of tea will rise gradually enough that one does not become ungrounded.