THE WEATHER is cooling down. And when the weather cools down, sometimes all that's required is a warming cup of quality tea.
Here are some of the best spots to nab yourself the perfect cup of tea. Whether you're after black, herbal or perhaps a chai - you'll find it in Ballarat!
1. Little Square's Garage
Winter Warmer, Immune Boost, Chamomile or Detox - Little Square prides itself on its selection of organic and specialty (Zee) teas, boasting 25 different varieties! But it's not just the selection that these guys master!
"We pride ourselves on brewing a good tea. Many people burn teas, leaving them bitter, but not us!" says Little Square owner Heidi Jarvis.
Nestled only minutes away from the Ballarat CBD, Little Square also serves up some mean toasties, great coffee and a bit of retail therapy - so it's really a one-stop-winter-shop!
2. Arch View
Situated right next to Ballarat's iconic Arch of Victory and overlooking the Avenue of Honour, Arch View provides the perfect winter pit stop and tea selection!
Serving up Tea Drop teas, you can warm up with the classic english breakfast and earl grey, or try out the malabar chai, lemongrass ginger or honeydew green (if you're feeling adventurous). These guys also have iced tea available, for the warmer months!
3. Studio gas Ballarat
Full of delightful surprises, Studio gas Ballarat is a tea-drinker's slice of heaven. Snuggled in a quiet corner in the heart of Ballarat, this cafe and boutique prepares only the finest hot beverages from the Coffee Basics Loose Leaf Teas range. And for those crazy about chai tea, Studio gas Ballarat serves the smoothest honey RealChai tea ever.
"Be extra naughty and savour with your choice of freshly baked gluten free cakes and brownies," says owner Rachel Sheehan.
4. Little Bird
This intimate vintage-inspired diner-with-a-difference will not only warm you up inside with its selection of teas, but will give you all the feels because of its charm, character and delectable homemade treats! Situated smack-bang in the middle of Ballarat, Little Bird will have you tweeting with glee during the winter season.