Category Archives: Origin

Assam Hajua

In Upper Assam of north-east India sits the district of Sivasagar where the largest amounts of the best quality black tea in Assam are produced. Where other Indian teas like Darjeelings and Nilgiris flourish in the highlands, Assam teas are grown in low floodplains. Rich clay soils, carried down by the Brahmaputra River from the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kenya Marinyn – Cream of the Cash Crop

In the sprawling Kenyan highlands that fringe the Great Rift Valley, fertile volcanic red soil yields some of the finest, rich-flavoured tea in the world. The tea plant was introduced to the East African country of Kenya in 1903 where it soon became their most significant cash crop. The abundance in quality supply is a […]

Serendipi-tea — The Story of Stockholm Blend

Highly sought after but never successfully replicated, The Tea Centre’s signature black tea blend, Stockholm Blend, is the perfect little cup of exclusivi-tea. Originating in the south of Stockholm and introduced to Australia by one of The Tea Centre’s owners, Kim Torstensson, Stockholm Blend quickly took off as one of the most popular teas in the artisanal […]

Milky Oolong makes a comeback

We first introduced our milky oolong as our July, 2015 TEAser and due to the overwhelming feedback, we’ve decided to temporarily bring it back again. For those of you who missed out last time, here’s your chance to see what all the fuss was about…  For a while now we have had many a tea […]

Lemon Myrtle Tea

  The Tea Centre is happy to say that we now have organic Lemon Myrtle tea, which we’ve sourced from a certified organic Lemon Myrtle farm in North Queensland! What is Lemon Myrtle? Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) is an Australian native tree, indigenous to the coastal, sub-tropical rainforests of Queensland, but now also successfully grown […]

Oolong Tea — The Semi-Fermented Tea That’s a Whole Lot More

From the traditional name ‘wulong’ meaning ‘black dragon’, the dark, curled, and twisted leaves of oolong tea that, when steeped, unfurl and come to life are a fitting image of its namesake. Neither a black nor a green tea, but rather sitting between the two, oolong has the exceptional quality of containing all the good […]

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