Category Archives: Tea Gifts

Easy Gingerbread Soap

  How to make an easy gingerbread soap, a practical, well appreciated gift that is perfect for stocking fillers, teacher’s gifts or for the person who has everything!                                       Ingredients 500g olive oil 100g coconut oil 80g lye (often available to […]

Ulster Weavers – A Textile Tradition

New Arrivals from Ulster Weavers: ‘Angus’, ‘Jack’, ‘Marmalade’, and ‘Ralf’ At The Tea Centre we love the quality and character of each Ulster Weavers tea towel, tea cosy, teapot, and teacup that we have the pleasure of selling. Beautiful as gifts or as a charming addition to your kitchen decor, it’s easy to see why Ulster Weavers has been […]

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 […]

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 […]

Casey’s Spiced Iced Hibiscus Tea Syrup

This deliciously versatile recipe is courtesy of one of our own: Casey, from The Tea Centre Canberra. This sweet and subtly spiced syrup can be used in all kinds of ways. Drizzle over ice cream or frozen yoghurt for a delectable dessert. Put a few tablespoons into your favourite cocktail for a Caribbean twist. Or […]

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 […]

Father’s Day Inspiration

The day for dads is fast approaching and now is the time to start considering what he might prefer instead of the last minute aftershave from the toiletries aisle. For some inspiration, we have compiled a few favourites that have proven particularly popular amongst our tea-swigging menfolk.   Assam Dimakusi – Stronger and more full-bodied than […]

Tea Pairings for Christmas Entertaining

Christmas is a time when many of us may overindulge, just a little, on food and drinks. Generally, one of the excesses of Christmas is our unusually higher levels of alcohol consumption. We indulge in bubbly, wine, beer, and even our desserts get smothered in brandy and rum laced sauces or cream! After all, they […]

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