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Immunity Balls

These are a delicious snack to help chase away the winter sniffles. They are high in zinc (from the walnuts and almonds)- which is one of the most important nutrients to boost the immune system. With the addition of Manuka honey (or local Jellybush honey) which has a strong antibacterial action and our Fortify tea latte powder, these are sure to give you that added protection.

These are a delicious snack to help chase away the winter sniffles. They are high in zinc (from the walnuts and almonds)- which is one of the most important nutrients to boost the ...

Grilled Fish With Immunity Tea

Healthy, simple and delicious! This barramundi dish will leave you completely nourished and give you that pick-me-up when you have the winter sniffles. We love the use of Immunity tea that has a Lemon Myrtle flavour- it gives this dish a fresh aroma of citrus, which is sweet and refreshing.

Healthy, simple and delicious! This barramundi dish will leave you completely nourished and give you that pick-me-up when you have the winter sniffles. We love the use of

Slow-Cooked Lamb & Bean Curry

Ingredients-:

  • olive oil - 2 tbsp
  • 400g diced lean boneless lamb
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger Zing tea
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 long red chilli, seeded, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Ingredients-: olive oil - 2 tbsp 400g diced lean boneless lamb 1 medium onion, finely chopped ...

Miso Soup With Mushrooms & Vegetables

Ingredients-:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup barley or brown rice miso
  • 6 cups water (divided)
  • 5 small carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped maitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • Sliced kelp to taste (or wakame, arame or other seaweed)

Method-:

Ingredients-: 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped Oil for frying 1/4 cup ...

Chai Spice Cookies

Ingredients-:

  • 1 Cup coconut flour
  • 2 Cup almond meal
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Cup paleo muesli
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1 Cup coconut sugar
  • 1 Cup almond milk
  • 1/2 Cup chai spiced syrup
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 drops orange essential oil
  • 1/2 Cup pistachio ...
Ingredients-: 1 Cup coconut flour 2 Cup almond meal 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 Cup ...

Quinoa Porridge With Spicy Stewed Fruit

Ingredients-:

  • 1/2 cup quinoa (well rinsed)
  • 1 cup almond milk (or coconut, soy or cow’s milk)
  • 1 tsp Spice Dream
  • 1 tsp raw Australian honey
  • Stewed apple or pear (An alternative to stewed fruits are fresh berries or banana)
  • Unsweetened yoghurt
  • Lightly toasted coconut flakes and pepitas to sprinkle on top.

Ingredients-: 1/2 cup quinoa (well rinsed) 1 cup almond milk (or coconut, soy or cow’s milk)

Slow-Cooked Chicken Soup

Ingredients

  • 6 cups low sodium chicken stock 
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 2 parsnips, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 2 leeks, chopped
  • 8 peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 large chunk garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Immunity tea
  • 1.5 kg bone-in chicken breasts or thighs

Method

In the bowl of your ...

Ingredients 6 cups low sodium chicken stock  3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 onions, chopped 4 carrots, chopped ...

Hearty Paleo Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 4 small/med very overripe bananas or 3 larger ones, mashed well
    4 large eggs 
    Ingredients

Maitake Mushroom Brown Rice Salad

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raw walnut pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped brown onion
  • 200g maitake mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup dry brown rice, cooked according to package directions and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon shopped fresh thyme
...
Ingredients ½ cup raw walnut pieces 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons finely chopped brown onion 200g maitake ...

Simon Mulvany is passionate about BEES

Simon Mulvany is passionate, insightful and on a quest to save the declining bee population. He is also my cousin. Having spent many childhood summers together on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, I have witnessed his love of nature and the world around us. He is a wealth of knowledge from topics such as gardening and fishing- to saving the bees. His passion is infectious and his motivation totally self-less- it is purely to educate people on the importance of our bees. He has founded Read More

Simon Mulvany is passionate, insightful and on a quest to save the declining bee population. He is also my cousin. Having spent many childhood summers together on ...

Coolest Summer Iced Tea Recipes

I don’t know about you, but for me there is nothing better than cooling down with a refreshing iced tea on a long, hot summer’s day. After a little bit of time in the sweltering Byron Bay sun and a dip in the Ocean, I usually come home to an iced tea and plate of fresh fruit- that’s my favourite summer ritual. There is nothing more refreshing to enliven the senses!

I don’t know about you, but for me there is nothing better than cooling down with a refreshing iced tea on a long, hot summer’s day. After a little bit of time in ...

BBTC awarded for Best Medicinal Tea Company in the LUXlife magazine

Byron Bay Tea Company has received an award for Best Medicinal Tea Company in the prestigious LUXlife magazine 2019 Food & Drinks Awards. These awards not only commend businesses that demonstrate a high level of culinary excellence but also pay homage to those businesses who successfully cater to the varying lifestyles, tastes and choices of the modern-day consumer by bringing new and innovative products to the table.

Byron Bay Tea Company has received an award for Best Medicinal Tea Company in the prestigious LUXlife ...

Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

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Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are full of vitamins and minerals, very alkalising and detoxifying. I like to keep things simple so I follow this formula-:

Green smoothies are full of vitamins and minerals, very alkalising and detoxifying. I like to keep things simple so I follow this formula-:

Cleansing Bowl

This is such an easy dish to get together and jam-packed full of nutrients making the perfect cleansing meal for Spring. Containing wholegrains, vegetables, greens and avocado- it has a good balance of protein, carbohydrate and quality fats. Topped with sauerkraut, a fermented food to encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut- this is sure to make the tummy happy.

Ingredients:

This is such an easy dish to get together and jam-packed full of nutrients making the perfect cleansing meal for Spring. Containing wholegrains, vegetables, greens and avocado- it has a good ...

Homemade Kombucha Recipe

There is yet another use for the good old tea leaf- Kombucha! I love this stuff so decided to give it a go making it at home. For those of you who are not familiar with this magical drink- Kombucha is a fizzy, fermented beverage made from sweetened tea, usually black, that is fermented by a bacteria and yeast culture and ends up full of probiotics as a result.

There is yet another use for the good old tea leaf- Kombucha! I love this stuff so decided to give it a go making it at home. For those of you who are not familiar with this magical drink- ...

Zucchini Cakes

Ingredients-:

  • 2 medium zucchini;
  • 1 tsp celtic sea salt;
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped;
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced;
  • 1 egg;
  • ½ cup almond flour (optional);
  • ½ tsp baking powder;
  • ¼ tsp BBTC’s Spice Dream;
  • Coconut oil for cooking;

Method-:

Ingredients-: 2 medium zucchini; 1 tsp celtic sea salt; 2 green onions, finely chopped; 2 cloves garlic, minced; 1 ...

6 Reasons why you should cleanse your Blood & Kidneys

Your blood is involved in many bodily functions; ranging from transporting oxygen, hormones, sugar, fats and cells throughout the body; as well as transporting wastes that need to be eliminated via the kidneys.  The functions of the blood and kidneys are closely connected. 

Your blood is involved in many bodily functions; ranging from transporting oxygen, hormones, sugar, fats and cells throughout the body; as well as transporting wastes that need to be eliminated ...

Why Spring is the best time to Detox and Revitalise your body

Spring has sprung in Byron Bay where the days are getting longer and the nights shorter. With the warmth of the spring air and flowers blooming all around us, it naturally becomes a time to “spring clean” and rid the body of impurities that have accumulated over winter. 

Spring has sprung in Byron Bay where the days are getting longer and the nights shorter. With the warmth of the spring air and flowers blooming all around us, it naturally becomes a time to ...

Why our Bowel & Gut Health is so important

To get the most out of any detox it is vitally important that we start with ensuring the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal system. If the gut is not breaking down food well, assimilating nutrients and eliminating wastes efficiently- toxins can be produced and sub-optimal health results. In doing this, we need to not only make healthy food choices to assist gut cleansing (and what these are can vary depending on individual needs), but we also need to look at the way we eat.

Improving the Way You Eat

To get the most out of any detox it is vitally important that we start with ensuring the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal system. If the gut is not breaking down food well, ...

9 Top Tips to Cleanse your Skin & Lymphatic system

Lymphatic Cleansing

The lymphatic system is an extensive drainage network that lies just under the skin that helps the body fight infection and helps with the elimination of toxins from the body.

Lymphatic Cleansing The lymphatic system is an extensive drainage network that lies just under the skin that helps the body fight infection and helps with the elimination of toxins ...

Spice Dream

SPICE DREAM is a deliciously healthy and exotic Chai Latte blend with a delicate balance of sweetness and spice. With the Australian tea market bursting with chai options and variations, I found that many of the powders and syrups available were full of rubbish- milk solids, flavourings and a whole lot of sugar! I wanted to make a spicy brew that was devoid of these nasties- something that was natural and pure and in line with what we stand for at Byron Bay Tea Company.

SPICE DREAM is a deliciously healthy and exotic Chai Latte blend with a delicate balance of sweetness and spice. With the Australian tea market bursting with chai options and variations, I found ...

Fortify

FORTIFY is the super-charged newcomer to the BBTC range of herbal teas- a wellness tonic combining the powerful healing benefits of medicinal mushrooms and Tulsi with Cacao and a delicate blend of spices. Medicinal mushrooms have been a personal favourite of mine for years. I keep a powder on hand at all times when I need that extra zing! Fortify has been a long time in the making and involved a little trial and error to get the balance of ingredients just right. Cacao matches the richness of the medicinal mushrooms and seemed like the perfect addition to ...

FORTIFY is the super-charged newcomer to the BBTC range of herbal teas- a wellness tonic combining the powerful healing benefits of medicinal mushrooms and Tulsi with Cacao and a delicate blend ...

Chai Iced Tea

1. Place 2 heaped teaspoons of chai into saucepan, per 1 cup (220 ml) of water & bring to the boil.

1. Place 2 heaped teaspoons of chai into saucepan, per 1 cup (220 ml) of water & bring to the boil.

Tummy Tone Iced Tea

1. Place 1 teaspoon of tea per 220 ml of boiling water into chosen brewing device.

1. Place 1 teaspoon of tea per 220 ml of boiling water into chosen brewing device.

Immunity Iced Tea

1. Place 1 teaspoon of tea per 220 ml of boiling water into chosen brewing device.

1. Place 1 teaspoon of tea per 220 ml of boiling water into chosen brewing device.

Energy Iced Tea

1. Place 1 teaspoon of tea per 220 ml of near-to-boiling water into chosen brewing device.

1. Place 1 teaspoon of tea per 220 ml of near-to-boiling water into chosen brewing device.

5 Tips to Boost Breast Milk Production

Tired? Stressed? Worn-out? No milk?

Tired? Stressed? Worn-out? No milk?

Cancer and Phytonutrients

I went to a seminar on the Integrative treatment of cancer a couple of weeks ago. Green tea was one of the therapeutic phytonutrients, along with Tumeric and Resveratrol, that starred on the day- due to their potent antioxidant actions.

I went to a seminar on the Integrative treatment of cancer a couple of weeks ago. Green tea was one of the therapeutic phytonutrients, along with Tumeric and Resveratrol, that starred on the ...

Top 3 BBTC Teas for Winter

As the days get shorter, the nights get longer and a chilly winter sets in, we need to adjust our lifestyles to match the natural rhythm of a different season. Winter is the season for “storage” in Chinese Medicine. It is the storage of winter that allows for the aliveness of Spring. It is the storage of Qi, Blood, Yin, and Yang that is important and this is done by using an appropriate diet for the cooler seasons, as well as modifying our lifestyle in other ways.

As the days get shorter, the nights get longer and a chilly winter sets in, we need to adjust our lifestyles to match the natural rhythm of a different season. Winter is the season for “storage” ...

Winter & the Kidneys

10 WAYS TO SUPPORT THE KIDNEYS IN WINTER

10 WAYS TO SUPPORT THE KIDNEYS IN WINTER

Tummy Troubles? Change the Way You Eat!

So many of us are focussed on what we eat and obsessively follow a particular diet whether it be Paleo, Gluten-free, Ketogenic, low GI, Blood type diet, Mediterranean, The Zone, Raw Food, Weight Watchers or Atkins…. in an effort to stay healthy and well. Whilst it is vitally important that we make healthy food choices (and what these are can vary depending on individual needs), we also need to look at the way we eat.

So many of us are focussed on what we eat and obsessively follow a particular diet whether it be Paleo, Gluten-free, Ketogenic, low GI, Blood type ...

15 + Herbs to Plant at Home for Your Health and to Save the Bees!

Long before celebrity chefs began to garnish their plates with delicious herbs, there was an ancient art called herbalism. Herbalism is having a resurgence as many households are learning the health benefits of the herbs they are consuming in their food. Not just for ourselves, but for our beautiful furry pollinators, the bees.

Long before celebrity chefs began to garnish their plates with delicious herbs, there was an ancient art called herbalism. Herbalism is having a resurgence as many households are learning the ...

Something's Brewing @ BBTC: What we stand for

Part of our revitalisation journey has been about articulating our intent and what we stand for as an organisation. Byron Bay is a unique region in its concentration of views towards a more socially, politically and environmentally aware consciousness. We reflect this in more than just our name, but our commitment to bring about positive change.

Part of our revitalisation journey has been about articulating our intent and what we stand for as an organisation. Byron Bay is a unique region in its concentration of views towards a more ...

What Makes a Quality Tea: Why Knowing the Source & Production is Important

Knowing where your tea comes from is an essential part of your tea selection process. At Byron Bay Tea Company, we use over fifty ingredients across our range. We source our ingredients from where they grow best. Our ingredients are then hand blended and packaged according to our recipes in the lush, green rolling hills of the Byron Bay hinterland.

Knowing where your tea comes from is an essential part of your tea selection process. At Byron Bay Tea Company, we use over fifty ingredients across our range. We source our ingredients from ...

Tea Tasting: Steps on How to do Tea Tasting

Like savouring a fine wine, tasting premium tea is similar. Tea masters around the world use standardised cupping procedures where measurements determine the amount of leaf, the temperature of water, and infusion time. There is also a time-honoured set of rules to assess the flavour of tea and this can differ across cultures and include slurping, sipping, swallowing, or spitting. The most frequently used is the “slurp-and-sip” method and this involved slurping tea from a spoon and spitting the tea rather than swallowing. Recently, ...

Like savouring a fine wine, tasting premium tea is similar. Tea masters around the world use standardised cupping procedures where measurements determine the amount of ...

Tea 101: Different Types of Tea

Tea has become such a broadly accepted term for brewed leaf or herbal matter. For many, our journey stops here. For the tea enthusiasts, there are thousands of years steeped in history. How tea has developed over time by different cultures, creating the huge array of teas that we have available today.

Tea has become such a broadly accepted term for brewed leaf or herbal matter. For many, our journey stops here. For the tea enthusiasts, there are thousands of years steeped in history. How tea ...

Which Tea Has the Most Caffeine?

Naturally, the tea leaf contains a small amount of caffeine with Black tea having the most caffeine and White tea having the least.

Naturally, the tea leaf contains a small amount of caffeine with Black tea having the most caffeine and White tea having the least.

Health Benefits of Green Tea

Eastern Traditions have been consuming tea for their health benefits long before the British popularised it in the mid-17th century. In 1211 the Japanese monk Eisai wrote:

Eastern Traditions have been consuming tea for their health benefits long before the British popularised it in the mid-17th century. In 1211 the Japanese monk Eisai wrote:

Somethings Brewing at Byron Bay Tea Company

I sound like an absolute dag but I love herbs and always have! I have always been interested in Natural Medicine and the healing power of herbs and I wanted others to experience their benefits. I felt like there was a gap in the market 14 years ago when all you could find on a supermarket shelf was plain Chamomile or Peppermint tea. I observed that many people were interested in drinking them for their health benefits but didn’t really enjoy the flavours.

I sound like an absolute dag but I love herbs and always have! I have always been interested in Natural Medicine and the healing power of herbs and I wanted others to experience their benefits. ...

Health Benefits of Tea (Black, Green, Oolong & White)

In 1211 the Japanese monk Eisai wrote:

In 1211 the Japanese monk Eisai wrote:

How To Make The Best Brew

I love sitting down and making a great brew of tea to enjoy with friends, or as a way to unwind for myself in the afternoon. In our fast-paced world, I believe we have lost touch with the art of making tea. Long before coffee was a twinkle in the eye of a barista, the ritual of brewing the right tea for your visitors was a way of welcoming people to your home in both Eastern and Western cultures.

I love sitting down and making a great brew of tea to enjoy with friends, or as a way to unwind for myself in the afternoon. In our fast-paced world, I believe we have lost touch with the art of ...

TEA BAGS: is convenience the killer of our taste buds and environment?

The pace of life for most of us means that we are finding ways to streamline daily activities to give us back a little more time to be busier! We are steadily losing patience to line up and wait for something. Our attention spans have now surpassed the goldfish at 7 seconds

The pace of life for most of us means that we are finding ways to streamline daily activities to give us back a little more time to be busier! We are steadily losing patience to line up and wait ...

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