The Tea Centre—Australia’s best specialist tea supplier

The Tea Centre defines specialist tea in two ways! The first type of specialist tea is the high-grade loose leaf from small tea estates across the globe. Our premium teas fall into this category. We also define rare loose leaf (like certain white teas and Pu-erh) as speciality too.

Ready to purchase some of Australia’s best speciality tea online? Then start exploring our premium blends below!

Black Tea Bags

TURKISH DELIGHT TEA BAGS TIN

$16.00

Black Tea Bags

CHAI MASALA TEA BAGS TIN

$16.00
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Ginger Tea

‘THE WELLBEING’ VELVET TEA BOX

$40.00

Oolong Teas

DUNG TI OOLONG PREMIUM TEA TIN

$45.00

Bestsellers

CHAI MASALA TEA

From $8.50
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Bestseller Gift Tins

MASALA CHAI TEA TIN

$20.00

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TURKISH DELIGHT TEA

From $8.50
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Bestsellers

TURKISH DELIGHT TEA TIN

$20.00

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GINGER KISS TEA

From $13.00
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Bestseller Gift Tins

GINGER KISS TEA TIN

$30.00

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ECHINACEA BLEND TEA

From $13.00
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Ayurveda Tea

POWER MIX TEA

From $12.00
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PREGNANCY TEA

From $13.50
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ROSE PETALS TEA

From $9.50
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PAI MU TAN STOCKHOLM TEA

From $14.00
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Black Tea Fusions

AUTUMN SPICE TEA

From $8.50
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CHERRY BLOSSOM GREEN TEA

From $8.50
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DUNG TI OOLONG TEA

From $15.50
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FANCY OOLONG TAIWAN TEA

From $12.50
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Black Tea Fusions

GINGERBREAD BLACK TEA

From $8.50
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VIETNAMESE HIGH MOUNTAIN OOLONG TEA

From $11.00
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MELLOW CREAM OOLONG TEA

From $8.00
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ORGANIC PAI MU TAN TEA

From $17.00
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PAI MU TAN TEA

From $14.50
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Black Teas

PU-ERH TEA

From $9.00
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SILVER NEEDLES YIN ZHEN TEA

From $21.00
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Black Tea Fusions

SUMMER SUNRISE TEA

From $8.50
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TI KUAN YIN OOLONG TEA

From $10.50
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Black Teas

MINI TUO CHA BLACK PU-ERH TEA

$2.00

Black Teas

MINI TUO CHA GREEN PU-ERH TEA

$1.95

Black Teas

MINI TUO CHA LEMON PU-ERH TEA

$2.00

Black Teas

MINI TUO CHA STRAWBERRY PU-ERH TEA

$2.00

Free shipping is available for all orders over $70. Alternatively, pop into one of The Tea Centre's nine tea shops located in Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT.

What are specialist teas?

A speciality loose leaf tea will fall into any of the following categories: it’s sourced from a reputable, non-restricted tea garden (otherwise known as single estate tea), has a high tea grading (leaves or buds plucked from the tip of the camellia sinensis plant), is plucked using unique methods (orthodox teas are plucked by hand) or is a bonafide rare tea (only harvestable during certain times or difficult to source to Australia).

Some of these teas are difficult to source and supply, but as Australia’s favourite tea specialists, The Tea Centre does the hard work because our tea lovers deserve the best! Specialising in premium blends, The Tea Centre sources such loose leaf from across the globe from small batch productions. If one of our specialist teas is out of stock, this may be due to seasonal availability.

Consider pouring a cup of our finest tea the next time you want to unwind during some well deserved “me” time. Making a cup of speciality tea is also a great gesture of hospitality and a wonderful way to welcome someone into your home.

 

Popular types of premium specialist tea

  • White teas: All white teas are considered premium due to their high tea grade. With the majority of white teas, only the buds and perhaps the first leaves and top stems are harvested.
  • Pu-erh teas: Pu-erh tea (also known as pu’erh tea) is a fermented black tea from the Chinese province of Yunnan, characterised by its red liquor and earthy flavour. Pu-erh tea leaves are often compressed into tea cakes or bricks that are wrapped in various materials.
  • Single origin: The opposite of breakfast blends, single origin tea is made using loose leaves that come from the same tea garden and the same batch. Given this makes supply amounts smaller and the tea more exclusive, single origin teas are often considered premium teas.
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    How to brew specialist tea?

    Given The Tea Centre supplies a wide variety of premium and specialist tea, how you brew speciality tea depends very much on the loose leaf itself! Be sure to check the back of your tea bag/tin/box or the “brewing guide” that’s attached to each of our tea product descriptions for detailed instructions. Alternatively, we have a general brewing guide for you to use here.  

    Buy specialist teas online or in-store at The Tea Centre tea shops

    Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on the elite quality of our tea and work hard to make them luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. You will notice that our speciality teas are beautifully fragrant and enticing, with organic, white teas and premium teas featured across our range. It’s all part of our plan to provide you with the finest tea possible.

    Making a pot or a cup of premium tea with loose leaves is not as hard as it sounds, with easy-to-use infusers and strainers available. However, if you are looking for a quicker alternative, we do also offer a range of teas in biodegradable pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags, and herbal tea bags.

    Interested in other teas? Look through our selections of black teas, green teas, and herbal teas to find the ones that are right for you.