Making Life Easier When Using Loose Leaf Tea

If you love the idea of loose leaf tea but think it’s just too much hard work, then we’re here to tell you it’s not! You don’t have to use a teapot or fancy tea stick or novelty strainer, instead try a simple mug strainer.  We have several to choose from – stainless steel mug […]

My Latest Trip to India – by David Lyons

By David Lyons During late January and leading into early February, I was once again privileged to be back in India visiting areas that pluck at my heart strings: Assam, Darjeeling and Sikkim. This time I was able to spend more time investigating and understanding the tea trade, especial y in Assam, the world’s largest […]

Some of our Detoxifying, Cleansing and Healthy Herbal Teas!

How many of you made a New Year’s Resolution to get fitter and healthier this year?  Let us help you kick start the new you by introducing some of our detoxifying, cleansing and healthy herbal teas. Detox & Cleanse contains calendular flowers, nettle, ginger, spearmint, dandelion root, red clover, lemongrass, hibiscus and elder flowers.  Combined […]

Iced Teas & Frappe’s for Summer!

Summer is here and don’t we know it. After the usual confused picture of weather patterns in various parts of Australia during the spring months, we now see the thermometer readings rising. So what better time to take a look at iced teas, tea frappe’s and mocktails. Recently we ran a class on this subject […]

Milk First, That’s the Question?

In life, there are always those questions that never seem to get answered, and everyone has their own opinion on. One such question I’m asked regularly while working in The Tea Centre shops is, “should the milk go in the cup before the tea, or added to the tea after it’s been poured?” Most people […]

Growing Green Tea in Victoria

By David Lyons Recently I was pleased to visit a friend of mine, George – one of our own green tea growers down in Victoria. I wanted to share my visit with you and allow you to stand with me in the lush vegetation of Australia’s finest green tea producing camelias. My visit couldn’t have […]

The Science Behind – How to Produce the Perfect Cuppa!

Recently, scientists at the University College London decided to take a look at how to produce the perfect cuppa. They didn’t just look at the chemical and fundamental methods of producing a good cup of tea but also the psychological affects of a nice cup of tea. The findings from their hard earned research can […]

Power Mix Poached Pears

This is a wonderful dessert which can be enjoyed either hot or cold. Ingredients: 5 Bosc (brown) Pears 1 litre of water 500ml of white wine  2 cups of caster sugar 3 tbsp of Power Mix Tea 1 vanilla pod Instructions: Peel all 5 pears and remove the core using a apple corer or a melon […]