The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar Redfern
Tea wholesaler The Rabbit Hole turned this former builders’ tools warehouse into a tea sanctuary in late 2015. The cavernous space is softened by gold, oak and bright-white elements and whitewashed, exposed-brick walls. An installation of teabag art from Valeria Burgoa and a handmade kintsugi-inspired bowl collection add texture and style to the space. A small retail area allows visitors to take Rabbit Hole tea home.
The menu features 22 varieties of Rabbit Hole organic tea brewed in specially sourced Finum pots (for zero drippage), as well as a selection of tea lattes, such as the Summer Fling (pine-lime splice-inspired with hints of coconut). There is sparkling teas on tap; fermented, vinegary “shrub” teas (“An evolution of kombucha”); and “steampunk” speciality brews. If you can’t make a decision, the Surprise Me option is the go.
The light, often healthy menu features a number of dishes infused with teas, such as jasmine tea and blueberry chia, or toast with Earl Grey-infused apricot jam.
A second, smaller tea bar opened at Barangaroo in 2016.