Category Archives: Recipes

Hajua and Honey Pound Cake

Our very own recipe road tester and manager of our Indooroopilly store, Janikka, has shared one of her favourite recipes that feature our showcase tea of the month, Assam Hajua. Any strong black teas can be used, but Janikka finds the Hajua leaves in particular make this heavenly pound cake extra divine. Original recipe courtesy of […]

Maccha White Chocolate with Genmaicha

  Our culinary-inclined Indooroopilly manager, Janikka, road tested the following Maccha White Chocolate with Genmaicha recipe, courtesy of Dearna – creator of the blog To Her Core. Needless to say, the results were both stunning and yummy. Photos courtesy of Janikka M Ingredients 120g cacao butter, roughly chopped 2 – 3 Tbsp raw honey 1 tsp […]

Maccha Breakfast Loaf

Somewhere between  a cake and bread this amazing loaf recipe is a great treat to share with your friends – it will certainly get them talking. Recipe:2 1/4 cups Flour (I used Gluten-Free)1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder3/4 teaspoon Salt1 cup Sugar2 heaping tablespoons Maccha (Green Tea Powder)1 stick Butter (softened)1 Banana (microwaved a bit to […]

Mary Berry’s Scones

The secret to good scones is not to handle them too much before baking, and to make the mixture on the wet, sticky side. SERVES 8 to 10 TOTAL TIME 40 minutes INGREDIENTS 450g (1lb) self-raising flour 2 rounded tsp baking powder 75g (3oz) butter 50g (2oz) caster sugar 2 large eggs About 225ml (8fl […]

Casey’s Spiced Iced Hibiscus Tea Syrup

This deliciously versatile recipe is courtesy of one of our own: Casey, from The Tea Centre Canberra. This sweet and subtly spiced syrup can be used in all kinds of ways. Drizzle over ice cream or frozen yoghurt for a delectable dessert. Put a few tablespoons into your favourite cocktail for a Caribbean twist. Or […]

Chamomile Breakfast Quinoa

This ‘make-ahead’ breakfast recipe sourced from Zanitea’s Tea Foodie blog is a yummy but wholesome option for those who are always rushing out the door in the morning. Make it your own by using any combination of breakfast mix-ins. Or instead of honey, fruit, and nuts, use shredded chicken and diced vegies and voila! You’ve got […]

Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Tea Bag Cookies

These tea bag cookies make a sweet gift, an impressive little accompaniment to tea with friends, or a cute, edible Christmas decoration to hang off the tree. Ingredients 250 grams plain flour 90 grams cold unsalted butter, diced 85 grams icing sugar, sifted 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract a pinch of salt 100 grams dark […]

Home Made Black Tea Body Scrub

While tea itself makes the perfect present or a lovely stocking stuffer, it can also be turned into a whole other array of gift ideas. From cakes and desserts to soaps and scrubs, the flavour varieties and benefits of tea lend themselves to a plethora of DIY inspiration. Homemade gifts are a great way to […]

Strawberry Cream Tea and Lychee Frappé

Exceptionally cooling and summery, the sweetness of the fruit will help in accentuating the flavours of the tea. Ingredients:  3 tbsp Strawberry Cream black tea blend 240mL water, heated to 85°C 8 lychees (canned is ok if you can’t get fresh ones) 8 strawberries Ice cubes 125mL coconut cream, whipped Method: Place the tea leaves […]

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