Category Archives: Lifestyle

Hajua and Honey Pound Cake

Our very own recipe road tester and manager of our Indooroopilly store, Janikka, has shared one of her favourite recipes that feature our showcase tea of the month, Assam Hajua. Any strong black teas can be used, but Janikka finds the Hajua leaves in particular make this heavenly pound cake extra divine. Original recipe courtesy of […]

Maccha White Chocolate with Genmaicha

  Our culinary-inclined Indooroopilly manager, Janikka, road tested the following Maccha White Chocolate with Genmaicha recipe, courtesy of Dearna – creator of the blog To Her Core. Needless to say, the results were both stunning and yummy. Photos courtesy of Janikka M Ingredients 120g cacao butter, roughly chopped 2 – 3 Tbsp raw honey 1 tsp […]

A Little Cup of Tea Goes a Long Way – New ‘Small Farmers’ Teas

Through our association with Tea Promoters India (TPI), an umbrella organisation responsible for supporting and promoting small farmers, we have now extended our existing ‘Small Farmers’ line of teas. In addition to our outstanding Kerala teas from South India, we have now also added teas from Darjeeling, and the Dooars. These teas stem from gardens that […]

Maccha Breakfast Loaf

Somewhere between  a cake and bread this amazing loaf recipe is a great treat to share with your friends – it will certainly get them talking. Recipe:2 1/4 cups Flour (I used Gluten-Free)1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder3/4 teaspoon Salt1 cup Sugar2 heaping tablespoons Maccha (Green Tea Powder)1 stick Butter (softened)1 Banana (microwaved a bit to […]

Mary Berry’s Scones

The secret to good scones is not to handle them too much before baking, and to make the mixture on the wet, sticky side. SERVES 8 to 10 TOTAL TIME 40 minutes INGREDIENTS 450g (1lb) self-raising flour 2 rounded tsp baking powder 75g (3oz) butter 50g (2oz) caster sugar 2 large eggs About 225ml (8fl […]

Maccha to like about our new Maccha Latte 2 Go

Our new Maccha Latte 2 Go is a delicious green tea pick-me-up perfect for mixing into milk-based beverages. As the name of course suggests, this powder makes an amazingly flavoured hot latte but we decided to experiment with something a little colder — perfect for those who want the temperature of their drinks to match the weather. Quick and easy, these […]

Understanding Green Tea Extracts

Green tea continues to offer a plethora of therapeutic benefits for many tea drinkers. But in knowing what the valuable components of green tea has to offer, those looking for a little extra boost of the good stuff have started turning to more concentrated doses in the form of green tea extract. Recently, however, green tea […]

New Bone China – Not just any old porcelain

Table settings are being re-made and re-invigorated with the fairly recent introduction of ‘new bone china’. Companies like Australian homewares label, Ashdene, are combining bold and fresh designs with contemporary materials like new bone china to enliven everyday living. New bone china is set apart from its traditional counterpart by the added component of calcium […]

The Chosen Chasen — Why bamboo whisks make the best maccha

With maccha still maintaining its popularity, people are discovering more and more ways of enjoying the powdered pleasure of this traditional Japanese green tea. Whipping up a quick smoothie is a tasty and convenient way to reap the benefits of all the antioxidants, amino acids, and chlorophyll found in maccha. On the other hand, sometimes […]

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