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 […]

Soothing Tea Wash – DIY Sunburn Treatment

Summer is such a beautiful time for soaking up a delicious dose of vitamin D. But sometimes, we have the tendency to let ourselves get a little too “well done”. The searing pain of sunburn is a painful reminder that as blissful as sunshine seems, it is an unforgiving ‘frenemy’. Overexposure to the sun can […]

Fresh Fruit & Peppermint Tea Slushie

  This amazing slushie recipe has been kindly supplied by one of our lovely customers ‘Cenzo Cafe’ of Murwillumbah.  It’s a favourite amongst their patrons and they were happy to share it with you all, so a big thank you to them and we hope you enjoy making your own amazing slushie at home! Makes 2 cups […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]