Category Archives: Tea History

Home Made Black Tea Body Scrub

While tea itself makes the perfect present or a lovely stocking stuffer, it can also be turned into a whole other array of gift ideas. From cakes and desserts to soaps and scrubs, the flavour varieties and benefits of tea lend themselves to a plethora of DIY inspiration. Homemade gifts are a great way to […]

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 […]

Black Tea — (Not) The Dark Side of Tea

Amber and coppery hued liquors lend themselves to a myriad of ways of enjoying the beautiful depth and complexity of black tea leaves. Whether taking it with milk and sugar, or a twist of lemon or orange, or simply just as a neat infusion, black tea makes a delicious brew that contains a plethora of […]

The Tea Centre Darjeelings

The most prestigious of black teas, Darjeelings are characterised by high grade whole leaves that beautifully reflect the season in which they were harvested. Located at the edge of the Himalayas in the state of West Bengal in north India, Darjeeling is home to 87 tea estates with some established as far back as the […]

Much Ado About Maccha

Maccha (or matcha) is the superfood on everyone’s lips — probably because its versatility stems beyond that of just a cup of tea. Used in a number of delicious and creative drinks, desserts, and health food recipes, maccha is the ingredient that has piqued an interest from tea drinkers and non-tea drinkers alike. This traditional […]

Chai – a little extra spice in your tea life

Sensationally spiced, the tea that we have come to know as ‘chai’ is the cuppa to wrap your fingers around as you while away winter. Although this aromatic concoction is commonly referred to as chai tea, chai is in fact the Hindi word for ‘tea’, thus making ‘chai tea’ a redundant term. Technically, the appropriate […]

Yerba Maté

Of course, while nothing beats tea for reducing those pesky stress-inducing elevated cortisol levels, sometimes you just need a little extra something to keep you steaming ahead. So this month, we are showcasing yerba maté. This popular tisane, derived from the holly tree family, is native to South America and highly regarded for its stimulating […]

Tea Brewing Tips

How much tea should I use? Generally to make 1 standard cup (200ml) of tea use approximately 2 grams (1 teaspoon) of tea. This can vary with each individual cup size and the actual leaf size can have some influence on how much tea is used. Tea brewing is a very personal thing and there is no exact […]

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