This Friday to Sunday, the Southbank Centre hosts the Tea & Coffee Festival, a hardcore experience for caffeine fiends. It is the first such event at Southbank and promises to invigorate with talks, tutored tastings and demos which address the finer aspects of growing, roasting and brewing hot beverages. Witness Japanese tea ceremonies from Postcard Teas, coffee roasting sessions with Dark Fluid, or learn how to best ‘romance the scone’ (groan) – that vital British accompaniment to tea. Admission is free.
For info, see Tea & Coffee Festival listing.