For the first time ever, Tea Duelling will be taking place at the Coffee & Tea Festival!
What is Tea Duelling, you ask? Tea Duelling is a noble sport of wits, technique and finesse between two individuals. It requires audience participation, biscuits, hot tea and is most entertaining when onlookers are cheering their favorite Duellist and keeping an eye on the opponent. The game begins with each Duellist choosing their “weapon” (biscuit) and preparing to dunk. On the command, the Duellists dunk their biscuits into their tea for a count of five; withdrawing on the count… the battle begins! The Duellists stare each other down and watch for signs of a buckling biscuit; friendly trash-talking is encouraged. The winner is the LAST person to achieve a clean “nom”.
Join the fun as your hosts, Dolly & Birdie, preside over the field of tea in a most splendid and vigorous application of tea and biscuits. No experience necessary. Dolly & Birdie will guide you through the rules.
Come to duel! Come to cheer! Nom Nom Nom! Let the Tea Duelling commence… The battle is real!
Tea Duelling will be conducted in a single elimination 16-bracket style battling: winners go on to compete against other winners until there is a Grand Champion and Runner-up, both of which are awarded custom-made awards. There is no fee to participate in Tea Duelling. Attendees can sign-up for a spot to tea duel in advance, but a waitlist will be maintained in the event contestants do not show for pre-registration on duel day (pre-registration takes place 30 minute before Tea Duelling starts).
Tea Duelling is scheduled for 1:30pm on both Saturday (3/21) and Sunday (3/22). To register for a spot to compete in advance, please fill out the form below.