If you thought tea was as simple as black, green, and herbal, prepare to get the best kind of education at Travelling Samovar. The menu offers a selection of over 50 teas and you won’t find any tea bags or artificial flavorings in any of their options. The different black, white, green, oolong and puerh teas are grouped by origin and detailed lovingly in the menu. Fortunately there’s no reason to be overwhelmed by choice. Travelling Samovar offers a mystery tea option and a selection of ‘tea-sers’- three complementing teas for tasting and comparison. The knowledgeable owners and staff will happily show you how to get the best tastes out of your teas and give you advice on selecting and brewing. The teahouse itself is a lovely place to sit and drink. The two rooms are beautifully decorated with flowers, teapots and hangings from all over the world. Travelling Samovar is an essential pilgrimage for Melbourne tea lovers.