Category Archives: Tea History

A Little Cup of Tea Goes a Long Way – New ‘Small Farmers’ Teas

Through our association with Tea Promoters India (TPI), an umbrella organisation responsible for supporting and promoting small farmers, we have now extended our existing ‘Small Farmers’ line of teas. In addition to our outstanding Kerala teas from South India, we have now also added teas from Darjeeling, and the Dooars. These teas stem from gardens that […]

Kenya Marinyn – Cream of the Cash Crop

In the sprawling Kenyan highlands that fringe the Great Rift Valley, fertile volcanic red soil yields some of the finest, rich-flavoured tea in the world. The tea plant was introduced to the East African country of Kenya in 1903 where it soon became their most significant cash crop. The abundance in quality supply is a […]

The Chosen Chasen — Why bamboo whisks make the best maccha

With maccha still maintaining its popularity, people are discovering more and more ways of enjoying the powdered pleasure of this traditional Japanese green tea. Whipping up a quick smoothie is a tasty and convenient way to reap the benefits of all the antioxidants, amino acids, and chlorophyll found in maccha. On the other hand, sometimes […]

Egyptian Red (Hibiscus Tea)

Rich and refreshing, tart and tantalising, Egyptian Red (also referred to as hibiscus tea, karkadé, or rosella/roselle tea) has long been revered for its health benefits and delicious qualities. Made from the crushed red calyces of the rosella plant (Hibiscus Sabdariffa), the resulting drink is an intensely cerise infusion with a tangy flavour reminiscent of […]

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 […]

Lemon Myrtle Tea

  The Tea Centre is happy to say that we now have organic Lemon Myrtle tea, which we’ve sourced from a certified organic Lemon Myrtle farm in North Queensland! What is Lemon Myrtle? Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) is an Australian native tree, indigenous to the coastal, sub-tropical rainforests of Queensland, but now also successfully grown […]

Black Tea — (Not) The Dark Side of Tea

Amber and coppery hued liquors lend themselves to a myriad of ways of enjoying the beautiful depth and complexity of black tea leaves. Whether taking it with milk and sugar, or a twist of lemon or orange, or simply just as a neat infusion, black tea makes a delicious brew that contains a plethora of […]

The Tea Centre Darjeelings

The most prestigious of black teas, Darjeelings are characterised by high grade whole leaves that beautifully reflect the season in which they were harvested. Located at the edge of the Himalayas in the state of West Bengal in north India, Darjeeling is home to 87 tea estates with some established as far back as the […]

Much Ado About Maccha

Maccha (or matcha) is the superfood on everyone’s lips — probably because its versatility stems beyond that of just a cup of tea. Used in a number of delicious and creative drinks, desserts, and health food recipes, maccha is the ingredient that has piqued an interest from tea drinkers and non-tea drinkers alike. This traditional […]