Category Archives: Herbal Tea

Caramel and Rooibos Cheesecake

This is a scrumptious cheesecake recipe but please note that it’s best to make the Rooibos Syrup in advance (even the day before) so you can progress with making your cheesecake without delays. Any left over Rooibos syrup is lovely over pancakes! Ingredients: 100g butter or margarine, melted 2 packets of sweet biscuits – crushed […]

Yerba Maté

Of course, while nothing beats tea for reducing those pesky stress-inducing elevated cortisol levels, sometimes you just need a little extra something to keep you steaming ahead. So this month, we are showcasing yerba maté. This popular tisane, derived from the holly tree family, is native to South America and highly regarded for its stimulating […]

Detoxing Tisanes – A Cleansing Cuppa

The time for resolutions has arrived again and with it come the many promises we make to ourselves to live healthier and happier lives. While we have the best intentions, January is the month that will usually make or break us. They say it takes twenty-one days to get into the routine of doing something. However, motivation […]

Looking After Your Leaves – Tips on Tea Storage

Dedicated tea drinkers will generally invest a fair amount in good quality teas. Therefore it’s a good idea to consider the best way of protecting your favourite loose leaf teas. Well-stored tea will have a longer storage life, prolonging the quality of the leaf for a consistently premium brew. The following are some basic rules […]

Tea Pairings for Christmas Entertaining

Christmas is a time when many of us may overindulge, just a little, on food and drinks. Generally, one of the excesses of Christmas is our unusually higher levels of alcohol consumption. We indulge in bubbly, wine, beer, and even our desserts get smothered in brandy and rum laced sauces or cream! After all, they […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rosehip and its Benefits

Rosa canina – Rosehips are the red/orange like fruit produced by some varieties of rose plants. Their ruby colour, health benefits and pleasant mildly astringent taste makes them a favourite in herbal tea blends.   Rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin A,  Rosehip is perfect for strengthening the immune system before the cooler months.  Not only […]

Common Herbs Used and Their Benefits by Mim Beim (Naturopath)

Here at The Tea Centre we stock a number of herbal teas.  Below is a list of some herbs Mim Beim (Naturopath) loves and uses.  Mim has created the herbal teas you’ll find in our Beaming with Health range. Astragalus Astragalus membranaceus – A traditional Chinese herb, Astragalus does its best work when boosting a vulnerable […]