What's On Past Events & Exhibitions Tea Heaven Experience & Exhibition Past Exhibition & Public Program: 8th February 2021 - 11th April 2021 Join us in the celebration and appreciation of Chinese tea. It has been woven into the fabric of Chinese culture over four millennia and remains an integral part of Chinese daily life. The exhibition itself traces the story of tea culture which goes back almost 5,000 years. It has played an important part in Chinese culture and daily life for all this time. Such was the impact of tea across the world, silk and tea has been traded with the west for 2,000 years. Its place in modern history caused such upheavals such as the Boston Tea Party in America and the Opium War in China in the 18th and 19th Century respectively. The Tea Heaven Experience You will start your Tea Heaven Experience with a private, small group, guided tour of the exhibition, then relax whilst you take in the ancient traditions of a tea ceremony. Finally, refresh by tasting the flavours of many Chinese tea varieties. From 18th Feb - 14th Mar 2021 Tea Heaven Experience occurs Tues-Sun 11.30am-12.30pm. From 15th March - 11th Apr 2021 Tea Heaven Experience occurs every Tues, Fri and Sat, 11.30am-12.30pm. Ticket Price (includes entry into the entire Museum) Adult: $18 Concession / Child (5yrs and over): $16 Chinese Museum Member: $6 (Become a member here) Tea Connoisseurs' Night (Click here for more information) Maximum 25 people per experience, no minimum booking. Apologies but we are no longer accepting bookings on the day of the session. Advance bookings only (either online or through the reception at the museum ahead of your preferred session). Online bookings end 4pm the day prior to the session. You will be able to reschedule your session or get refund if the session is cancelled due to further government restrictions. COVIDSafe protocols in Tea Heaven Wear a mask when you can’t practice physical distancing during the experience. We are happy to supply a mask if you need one. During tea tasting, single use disposable cups will be used. Our tea ceremony performer and presenter will sanitise all equipment and surfaces after each session. You will be able to reschedule your session or get refund if the session is cancelled due to further government restrictions. For more on our COVIDSafe protocols, click here. For enquiries please email [email protected] or call 03 9662 2888 The Exhibition is kindly sponsored by Creative Victoria, Unitea, China Culture Promotion Society, JNJ Events, Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies, Australian Tea Association, China National Tea Museum, Chinese Teaman Friendship Association, Australian Asian Collections Society Inc., and Protea Culture.