At times of such devastation and crisis in our community, we see that it's love that's shining through. It conquers all! This pic below was taken by @paddock_project in Mullumbimby in the aftermath of the floods in late February.
We have been a little quiet these past few weeks as the community here works together to clean up and start healing after the trauma of the massive floods that hit the region in late February. Thank you to all our awesome customers and suppliers who have been checking in- we love you!
The floods that swept through the Northern Rivers last week has left a trail of destruction. The river rose so quickly to water levels never seen before so there was no warning and no time for many to escape. Many endured rising floodwaters in their homes and businesses (up to the second storey in many) as the water swept through at a rapid rate.
"My people are not threatened by silence. They are completely at home in it. They have lived for thousands of years with Nature’s quietness... We are asking our fellow Australians to take time to know us, to be still and to listen to us…”,
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 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!
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.
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.
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 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...
The Save the Bees community have been very effective in causing positive change for bees.
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-:
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!)
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.
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.
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 and...
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 Company...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Naturally, the tea leaf contains a small amount of caffeine with Black tea having the most caffeine and White tea having the least.
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 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.
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