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 […]

Pu-erh Sangria

  The flavour of Pu-erh is rich and unique, appealing to experienced and adventurous palates. This makes it a compelling mixture to create a more sophisticated cocktail. As an infusion, its deep hue and hearty liquor lends itself to the luscious elements of a sangria. Make this recipe your go-to for the warmer months to […]

Compressed Pu-erh Brewing Instructions

The following instructions apply to the larger compressed Pu-erh teas including our bingcha and tuocha.  We recommend using a 1-2 cup teapot for many short infusions. Pre-warm the teapot by swirling some boiled water in it and then dispose of the water. Break off 3-6 grams of leaves (3g for one cup, 6g for 2 cups), taking care […]

The Age of Pu-erh

  A tea for the truly initiated, Pu-erh is as rich in history as it is in flavour. Described as the “Bordeaux of China”, Pu-erh is a unique, fermented tea, deserving of its own category as it constantly changes and improves with age. Maturing to produce a complex array of flavours that both challenge and […]

Teas for Spring – Japanese Garden & Breathe Easy

The sweet scent of Spring is in the air but for many it’s not all sunbeams and flower garlands with hay fever the ever present bane of the allergy inclined. Because we want everyone to enjoy spring (it‘s the best time of the year for garden tea parties after all), we have teas for the […]

Pina Colada Iced Tea Recipe

As the weather warms up we start to turn to iced teas over our traditional hot tea. Our refreshing Pina Colada black tea makes for a wonderful iced tea that is both flavoursome and refreshing. It’s also a little different to anything else you can readily buy on the market and will impress your friends […]

Matcha Green Tea Bliss Balls

We’re very lucky to have a qualified Naturopath on staff in our Kotara store. Hayley has kindly shared one of her favourite recipes with us. These little gems are super healthy and a Naturopath approved snack. Thanks Hayley! Ingredients:  1 cup pitted dates 1 cup unsalted almonds  1 tbsp cocoa butter (or coconut butter) 1 tbsp coconut […]

A Blooming Fabulous Cuppa (as featured in the Spring 2016 edition of Home Grown magazine)

  The enchantment of spring is evident in flourishing flower beds; but it’s not just in gardens that blooms are making a colourful statement. More often now are teapots playing host to the grandeur of blossoming teas. Hand woven tea balls that dramatically unfurl to reveal cleverly crafted flower blossoms are not just a marvel […]

Garden Tea Tales

Tea drinkers who enjoy dabbling in a bit of casual green thumbery are most likely aware that used tea leaves are a beneficial addition to garden beds. Whether applying used tea directly under your plants as mulch, or throwing them atop your compost, used leaves are an excellent way to supplement the nutritional needs of […]

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