We first discovered the Travelling Samovar back in February, and it has become one of our favourite destinations when we are in need of a real tea experience!

Bec, Pascale and Adam are always welcoming, and we have spent more than a few hours enjoying some amazing tea….plus some yummy dairy free treats!

And this weekend saw a very special milestone for the trio…..the Travelling Samovar is celebrating it’s first birthday!

Travelling Samovar

Not to miss out on the party, we headed over to join in!

Travelling Samovar

We were lucky to get the table right next to the roaring log fire…so perfectly cosy and warm…


First decision was what tea to have…I had a lovely second flush Darjeeling…

Tea cup

My husband had Dong Ding…an oolong tea…

Dong Ding Oolong Tea

And then we had this…..OMG….Adam kindly organised a dairy free platter we could share (except for the cream)…..there was even a birthday candle!

Dessert platter

The platter included an Earl Grey flourless orange and mandarin cake, a vegan brownie and a rock melon jelly with oolong tea infused in it….we couldn’t pick our favourite as it was all delicious!


And as you can see, there wasn’t much left…


We finished off with a deliciously hot chai tea each…

Chai tea

If you love tea, make sure you visit the Travelling Samovar….and allow an hour or so…

Travelling Samovar

Because not only will you have a total tea experience…you will also learn about the type of tea you are drinking, and how to infuse and pour it.

Plus the shop is filled with all things tea…from teapots….


To cups of all shapes and sizes…

Keep Calm

To lots and lots of tea…

Travelling Samovar

Tea leaves

There is even tea tasting….


We would like to wish Bec, Pascale and Adam a very happy birthday….and hope there will be many, many more!

Travelling Samovar

Travelling Samovar is located at 412 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North, VIC 3054

Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am – 6pm.