Tea Boxes: The Status and Storage of Tea

  It is often said that tea was once worth as much as gold. At The Tea Centre, we tend to agree! The opulent history of tea boxes proves just how valuable a commodity tea once was. When tea properly arrived in 17th century Europe, storage comprised porcelain canisters and jars. By the 1700s these […]

True Brew: Australian Daintree Tea

Nestled within the Daintree rainforest is Australia’s renowned tropical tea plantation. This beautiful part of the country is where two World Heritage sites — the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef — meet. The pristine natural environment, along with abundant sunshine and rainfall are responsible for the revered quality of Daintree tea. An area notable […]

3 Easy Ways to Make Iced Tea

Iced tea is a nutritious and delicious way to stay hydrated in the warmer months. And is lot simpler to make than often imagined! Almost any tea can be used for iced tea, some just tend to work better than others. Let us show you our three best methods for brewing a fantastically flavourful iced tea. […]

Hygge, Tea and Togetherness

What is ‘hygge’?   There is no perfect English translation for hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”), but ‘cosiness’, ‘happiness’ and ‘kinship’ come close. Hygge is “the art of creating intimacy” and “taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things”.    With numerous books written about hygge, it was shortlisted for Word of the Year in 2016. It […]

The Denby Story

The Denby story begins in Derbyshire, the heart of England.  The year was 1809, and local entrepreneur William Bourne discovered the strength and quality of clay in a seam revealed after a road construction. Enlisting his son Joseph to run the business, Bourne began producing his legendary stoneware. Glass was very expensive in the early […]

Berry and Lime Infusion Cocktail Jug

YOU WILL NEED: • Berry Delicious fruit infusion • 2 limes • A 1.25L bottle of soda water • An iced tea jug • Vodka • Ice cubes • A handful of strawberries   METHOD 1. Place 2 tablespoons of Berry Delicious in the infuser of an iced tea jug. 2. Fill jug with one […]

The Tale of Iced Tea

A seasoned tea drinker can easily tell you about the origins of the traditional cup of tea. British influence has seen black blends like English Breakfast and Earl Grey become commonplace in every cafe, restaurant and home in Australia. But what about the origins of the iced alternative? In our latest article, we explore the […]

5 Tips For Surviving Summer

With the weather getting warmer, staying cool and hydrated often poses a serious challenge. While tea is commonly enjoyed hot, our range of fresh, fruity iced infusions are the perfect alcohol-free alternative for the summer season.