Mother’s Day in the City of Ipswich

There is an ancient legend about a Chinese Emperor whose pot of boiling water was accidentally sprinkled with leaves falling in the breeze. He smelled its pleasant aroma, took a sip, and tea was born!

Today’s it’s consumed all over the world – and remains one of our most popular drinks in Australia.

If tea is … well… your cup of tea, the City of Ipswich has a potful of delightful experiences on the boil.

From now till October, Nerima Gardens in the heritage-listed Queens Park plays host to a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony.

The ceremony infuses the ancient rituals of Japan with those of Australian cultures – and it all starts at the tea house.

There is no more perfect setting than Nerima Gardens – a picturesque blend of Japanese and Australian flora.

From tea on the ground to high tea, The Cottage Restaurant on Limestone Street takes the cake when it comes to a seriously impressive spread.

Here Angela Naoum brews up a storm with a selection of teas and a menu including gourmet macarons, fresh-baked scones, cake, sandwiches and a selection of hot food including scallops and pork belly!

For those who prefer their tea takeaway, Ember and Twine (also in the City of Ipswich) has plenty to choose from. An entire wall in fact.

This charming heritage store is owned by sister duo Alicia and Narelle.

With Mothers’ Day just around the corner, where better for a tea-themed outing than the City of Ipswich?

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