History Behind The Tea Centre and the Last 21 Years!

The Tea Centre: tea-ming with memories 21 years ago, on the 1st of September 1993, a little tea shop opened on Glenmore Road, just off Oxford Street, in Paddington, Sydney.  Originally called The Tea Centre of Sydney, this concept store was merely the beginning of an extraordinary movement to convert the Australian public’s perception of […]

Tea Parfait Recipe

This tea parfait recipe can be made with any tea so experiment and let us know which is your favourite. Ingredients: 4 tablespoons of Gelatine or a box of unflavoured jelly crystals (Aeroplane Jelly makes a great one). 3 cups of the tea – your choice (teas without too much citrus work the best) ½ […]

Japanese Lime & Lychee Iced Tea

Lime and lychee are flavours that are perfect when creating a refreshing beverage. At The Tea Centre we have these two flavours in our flavoured tea selection so it is nice and easy to get creative and whip up some refreshing Japanese Lime or Lychee iced tea. Ingredients 2 tblsp of “Lychee Black Tea” or  “Japanese Lime […]

Green Tea Shortbread Recipe

This is a great recipe for St Patrick’s Day, a kids Birthday party or for anyone who loves shortbread. Ingredients 2 1/4 cups plain flour a pinch of salt 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup caster sugar 2 1/2 tablespoons high quality maccha powder     Directions Combine flour and salt together in […]

Coconut Chai Latte – Hot or Iced

Ingredients to produce one litre: 600ml boiling water 400ml coconut cream 20g of your favourite spiced chai tea blend (not syrup or sugar based mixes) (You could also add a little strong black tea for more depth of flavour) Approx 20g white sugar or the equivalent of your preferred sweetener to taste – optional For iced […]

Glogg: A Tea Worth Mulling Over

Outside, the temperature has dropped to a Nordic chill. Wrapped in an alpaca’s wool blanket you’re curled up on a rug in front of a crackling hearth, cradling a steaming mug in your hands. The tendrils of aroma tease your nostrils. You inhale the heady scent of mulled wine, and as you sip, you begin […]

Ayurveda Teas

Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food. – Hippocrates   Here at The Tea Centre we are often quizzed about our Ayurvedic range of spicy tisanes, which include Anti Stress, Breathe Easy and Power Mix. Generally, the questions are centred on whether each of these blends really live […]

South Indian Organic Teas

Back in 2012, I wrote an article in The Tea Centre’s E-news Letter about two new teas we were introducing – Kerala FTGFOP1 (large leaf) and Kerala TGBOP (small  leaf). These two black teas from India are found under our ethical range of teas and have established themselves as firm favourites with many of our […]

Echinacea Blend

The Art of Self-Defence: Brewing a cup of Echinacea The threat of catching something from co-workers, friends, or family members feels almost imminent with the passing of each winter’s day. We start reaching for all the precautionary cold and flu remedies that we can get our slippery sanitised hands on because, of course, prevention is […]

Cast Iron Teapots – Info & Care Instructions

Originating in China centuries ago, cast iron teapots eventually made their way to Japan where their design and quality were further enhanced, firmly establishing them as household necessities. Traditionally, they were intended for sitting over open fires and heating water, but are now mostly used just for holding tea due to the addition of an […]