Tea Houses and Social Connection: Fostering Community and Friendship

In our fast-paced digital world, reconnecting with the simplicity of "face-to-face" social interaction is more valuable than ever. The Association for Consumer Research reveals that 22% of an adult Australian's day is spent on leisure activities. Most of this time is dedicated to passive pursuits, signaling a shift toward valuing shared experiences. "Tea houses are essential for fostering social connections and friendships. It's not just about enjoying a cup of tea; it's more about the sense of community and unity these places evoke," articulates Dominic Brown, the coffee and tea product distributor of The Coffee Machine..

What Is the Proper Etiquette for High Tea?

High tea is a delightful and sophisticated way to spend an afternoon with friends or loved ones. It is a tradition that has been enjoyed for centuries, and proper etiquette is essential to the experience. According to the Australian Etiquette Guide, proper etiquette is crucial to the high tea experience.This includes dressing appropriately, table manners, and respecting other guests.

Plan your one day trip at Mt Dandenong Yarra Ranges

There's no doubt that everyone is seeking a short vacay or a quick getaway now that the community is recovering from the pandemic. Hence, Yarra Ranges area is turning fast into a great tourist destination in Victoria.One would assume Mt Dandenong is too far. But in fact, it is only about an hour drive away from the CBD (50km), depending on the traffic, and only about half an hour drive if you are in the Eastern Suburbs area. There are so many lovely spots to visit in Mt Dandenong. So if you are planning a one day trip in Victoria, here are some excellent ideas on exploring the beautiful area of Mt Dandenong. Here’s my list of what you can do in a day here, this will be more of a casual chill trip.


It’s that time of the year again where bunnies lay chocolate eggs and you are all looking for places to hippity-hop into for a good meal over the long weekend. This joyful and entertaining event shall be celebrated in Mt Dandenong and of course with Olinda Tea House. We are open over the Easter holidays from 7th April Good Friday to the 10th April Easter Monday, 11am to 10pm.