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Tea Thyme

This Mornington Peninsula bathing destination is doing a monthly high tea starring native ingredients and signature gin cocktails.
By Libby Curran
February 24, 2023
By Libby Curran
February 24, 2023

It was one of 2022's most exciting new wellness offerings — now, Alba Thermal Springs & Spa is serving up a fun new treat of the culinary variety. Onsite restaurant Thyme is kicking off a monthly high tea series highlighting top local ingredients.

The aptly named Tea Thyme will make its debut on Sunday, February 26, dishing up an inviting spread of sweet and savoury goodies against a backdrop of leafy slopes and thermal pools.

Running on the last Sunday of each month, the feasts will centre on a blend of native and global flavours. Expect plates like ribbon sandwiches starring Sichuan white pepper-roasted chicken; toasted brioche piled with duck liver parfait, Davidson plum and mirin jelly; beetroot and whipped feta tarts with a spiced seed praline; and sherbet madeleines elevated with a zingy yuzu curd custard.

To match, you'll find an array of teas — including Alba's signature Unearthed English breakfast blend — and a cocktail crafted on Bass and Flinders' Heartbreak Pinot Noir Gin.

Tickets are $190, which includes your high tea, a pack of herbal tea to take home and all-day access to Alba's bathing precinct. But with just 24 spots available at each session, you'll want to book quickly.

Images: Chris McConville

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