We love tea! We have found a little tea knowledge can transport you to a magical place with each and every sip. Researching tea’s history, can be a daunting undertaking. We took on the challenge for you and have caringly consolidated a comprehensive overview with all that you need to know for your tea drinking journey.

Different Types of Tea

“Tea” technically only comes from the Camellia sinensis plant and includes four types; Green Tea, Black Tea, Oolong Tea and White Tea. “Herbal tea” or “Tisanes” on the other hand, are infusions made from anything other than the leaves of the tea plant. Read More

What makes quality tea: how to check that you’re drinking the best

Tea source & Production

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. Read more


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. Read more

Loose Leaf Tea vs Teabags?

In our fast-paced world, it is not surprising that loose leaf tea brewing is a rare occasion.  Teabags now make up 96% of the tea consumed in the UK. And 45% of tea consumed in the Asia Pacific region. Is there a difference between Loose Leaf tea and Teabags? Read More


How to Brew Tea?

It seems obvious, but just pouring hot water over any tea leaf will not always produce great results! Knowing how to pick good quality tea is the first step. Each tea has the ability to create a warm embrace. Much like pairing wine, knowing the right tea can enhance a conversation with friends, or relax them when they are stressed. Read more


Health Benefits of tea?

Over the past several decades, thousands of studies have been published that have identified and quantified thousands of bioactive compounds in the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant that are used to make green, black, white and oolong tea. Read More

Which kind of tea has the most caffeine in it?

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

Tea Type Caffeine Per 220 ml Cup
Black Tea 25-48 mg
Oolong Tea 50-75 mg
Green Tea 35-70 mg
White Tea 15-20 mg