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Tea Fundamentals

NEW- Stunning Wild Bee Skincare Range… Available Now!

At Byron Bay Tea Company, we like to partner with other ethical and sustainable businesses. We love bees and we love the Australian native ingredients so that's why we have decided to start stocking the beautiful skincare from Wild Bee Skincare. They have spent over 20 years harnessing the powerful nutrients hidden deep within the beehive to create an uplifting, revitalising range of skincare. Propolis, Royal Jelly, Manuka Honey and Beeswax are some of the most nutrient-rich, healing antioxidants found in nature and these beautiful ingredients are used as a base and combined with specially...

At Byron Bay Tea Company, we like to partner with other ethical and sustainable businesses. We love bees and we love the Australian native ingredients so that's why ...

100% Australian Beeswax Candles - NEW to Our Online Store!

At Byron Bay Tea Company, we like to partner with ethical and environmentally conscious businesses. The Northern Light Candles’ story is one that started with a love and respect for bees. Their exceptional candles have brought light into the lives of many of our customers, and because you love them- we have decided to broaden our range and offerings- just in time for Christmas!

At Byron Bay Tea Company, we like to partner with ethical and environmentally conscious businesses. The Northern Light Candles’ story is one that started with a love ...

Sip Your Tea, Nice and Slow

Below is a beautiful poem that I just had to share, written by a Singaporean poet, Ann Lee Tzu Pheng. Ponder for a moment on her words – this is a poem so powerfully written on human friendship and loving one another. 

Below is a beautiful poem that I just had to share, written by a Singaporean poet, Ann Lee Tzu Pheng. Ponder for a moment on her words – ...

Meet the Grower

I took the family out on the weekend to meet Paul, one of our local Myrtle growers in The Channon. Paul has been supplying us with his stunning botanicals for 17 years! A meander through the lush, green rolling hills of the hinterland and the town of Nimbin, we came to Paul's plantation.
I took the family out on the weekend to meet Paul, one of our local Myrtle growers in The Channon. Paul has been supplying us with his stunning botanicals for ...

Why Are Our Pyramid Teabags Superior to Others?

Byron Bay Tea Company (BBTC) biodegradable pyramid teabags are a product that is literally revolutionizing the way people drink specialty tea. With no compromise on quality, flavour or detriment to your health or the environment- the pyramid teabag has an innovative design that far surpasses the design of its conventional paper teabag counterpart.

Byron Bay Tea Company (BBTC) biodegradable pyramid teabags are a product that is literally revolutionizing the way people drink ...

4 Top Tips to Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea

It seems obvious, but just pouring hot water over any tea leaf will not always produce great results! One of the most common mistakes I have found is pouring boiling water onto Green tea which can scorch the tea leaf and make it very bitter to drink.

It seems obvious, but just pouring hot water over any tea leaf will not always produce great results! One of the most common mistakes I have found is pouring ...

Immunity: What's in It to Make It Your Top Brew in Winter?

It probably comes as no surprise that Immunity is one of our best sellers at the moment in the colder, winter months. Many of our customers not only love the refreshing flavour but find it a really powerful tea to help chase away the winter sniffles. So what's in it to make it so beneficial? Below are the ingredients of our Immunity blend along with the medicinal properties of each herb. This blend features some of my favourite Australian natives- Lemon Myrtle and Eucalyptus- that are freshly plucked and processed from our growers when we order, which no doubt contributes to Immunity's...

It probably comes as no surprise that Immunity is one of our best sellers at the moment in the colder, winter months. Many of our customers not only love the ...

On a Quest to Save the Bees

5 minutes with Simon Mulvany from @savethebeesaustralia. 

It’s been a number of years since we spoke and you started Save The Bees. With your unwavering dedication to this cause you have helped greatly in creating awareness around this serious issue – particularly in Australia. Please tell us a little about your journey and your achievements thus far.

The Save the Bees community have been very effective in causing positive change for bees.

5 minutes with Simon Mulvany from @savethebeesaustralia. 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas- Our Top 6 Picks

Tea is the perfect gift for someone special- whether it is to top up stocks of their regular brew; buying a beautiful piece of teaware that will last forever; or, creating your own gift by making your own selection specially for them. Below are our top 5 picks for your tea lover this Valentine’s Day-:

Tea is the perfect gift for someone special- whether it is to top up stocks of their regular brew; buying a beautiful piece of teaware ...

Our Top 5 Iced Teas

If you are keen to stay healthy and hydrated in summer and want something more than just plain water, experimenting with some of our teas to make iced teas can be a whole lot of fun. I love using iced teas not only for myself to stay hydrated on a long, hot summer’s day but also for entertaining (as cocktails or even mocktails!)

If you are keen to stay healthy and hydrated in summer and want something more than just plain water, experimenting with some of our ...

The Art of Gift Giving

The holidays are a time for gratitude, celebrations, family, friends and of course, gifts. It is sometimes easy to lose sight of what really matters and overlook the art of thoughtful gift giving. At Byron Bay Tea Company, we have put together some of our in-house favourites to help you so that gift giving does not get you down this season.

The holidays are a time for gratitude, celebrations, family, friends and of course, gifts. It is sometimes easy to lose sight of what really matters and ...

Gifting: Our Top Picks for Christmas

Our Make Your Own Collections are the best way that you can tailor a gift for someone special- whether they are a traditional tea drinker or more health conscious and adventurous. But, if you get stuck, check out our in-house favourites below for some ideas and our ready-made gifts to make your selection a whole lot easier. We also have some stunning teaware that can compliment your tea gifts.

Our Make Your Own Collections are the best way that you can ...

LUX Life Awards: Best Medicinal Tea Company 2020

To make our birthday month oh so special, we are so excited that we have been recognised for our unique and healing brews. We have received the award for Best Medicinal Tea Company in the prestigious LUXlife magazine 2020 Food & Drinks Awards- for the second year running! 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. So, that’s a lot for us to celebrate...

To make our birthday month oh so special, we are so excited that we have been recognised for our unique and healing brews. We have received the award for Best Medicinal Tea Company in ...

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 SAVE THE BEES AUSTRALIA and Beethecure.com.au in 2015 to get the word out there and Byron Bay Tea...

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 ...

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 ...

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, tea experts have suggested that swallowing is an important...

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.

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. ...

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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