CERAMIC CANISTERS DESIGNED TO KEEP TEA FRESH
When creating the ultimate vessel to store and protect the tea we craft so carefully, we undertook many hours of research and development. We wanted the container to be beautiful, but we had functionality at the core of the design process.
Sue Pryke joins Love Tea
SUE PRYKE HANDMADE CERAMICS JOINS LOVE TEA
We are pleased to be introducing a beautiful new range of ceramics to Australia. English ceramicist, Sue Pryke creates stunning pieces which are now available from our online store. Earlier this week we had a chat with Sue about her inspiration, her craft and notably her relationship with tea.
Japan welcomes love tea
JAPAN WELCOMES LOVE TEA AT TOKYO LAUNCH EVENT
To our dear friends in Japan, we are excited to announce that Love Tea is now available online and through select stores in Japan. We have partnered with Fumiko and her amazing team @loveteaofficialjp who are excited to share Love Tea with Japan. We look forward to this wonderful journey with all of you and thank you for your ongoing support. Please feel free to view the new Japan website here
Image by @ofs_tokyo
What is Cacao?
WHAT IS CACAO
Theobroma cacao is often referred to by its common name cacao or cocoa. This amazing tree produces a fruit called pods, which is where the cacao bean is found. To make cacao, these pods are hand-picked and cracked open to harvest the raw cacao beans inside.
5 Ingredient Matcha Smoothie Recipe
5 INGREDIENT MATCHA SMOOTHIE
If you’ve tried Matcha, but just aren’t quite convinced, there are many other ways to consume this tea, and still receive all the therapeutic benefits. One of the easiest ways is to mix it into a smoothie.
Our Environmental Stance on Packagaing
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL STANCE ON PACKAGING
We are regularly asked about the way that we pack our tea, and often these questions are focused on an environmental concern surrounding plastics, glues and non-recycled elements. We don’t use any of these elements in our packaging, and this article helps to further explain our stance on environment focused packaging.
Behind the Scenes – Our new warehouse
BEHIND THE SCENES
Holding a few hundred kilograms of raw ingredients takes up quite a bit of room, so in early May we made a big decision and moved into a brand new warehouse so that we could continue packing more of the tea that you love without so many space restrictions.
The benefits of consuming Matcha
THE BENEFITS OF CONSUMING MATCHA
Matcha tea has made a resurgence in popularity in recent times, and while it has done so with good reason, the method of roasting and pulverizing green tea into a powder has been around since the Song Dynasty (10th – 13th Century).
Finders Keepers Melbourne
FINDERS KEEPERS MELBOURNE
If you’re in Melbourne this weekend we would love for you to visit us at the Finders Keepers market, with a huge range of loose leaf and pyramid tea bags available.
Tea Recipe – Strawberry & White Choc Mousse Cake
STRAWBERRY + WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE – A TEA BASED RECIPE
We’ve made it no secret – we believe that real food is not only better for your health, but it tastes good too. So we thought we’d enlist the help of our whole food-loving friend Gem, from Recovering Raw. After a few experiments, she has developed this Strawberry & White Chocolate Mousse Cake, using our White Rose and Goji tea, and we’d love to share it with you
Hasami + Yumiko Ceramics
BRAND NEW JAPANESE CERAMICS
We’ve recently received a stunning shipment of new ceramics, straight from porcelain specialists in Japan.
Hasami porcelain products are made in a district of Japan, which has a 400-year long culture of porcelain manufacturing, and features straight lines and a modular design to represent the essence of traditional Japanese aesthetics.
6 Reasons to switch to Certified Organic Produce
6 REASONS TO SWITCH TO CERTIFIED ORGANIC PRODUCE
Every September, Australian Certified Organic celebrates their biggest event of the year, where they highlight, promote and support products and brands that proudly wear the Australia Certified Organic Bud logo. If you’ve never seen this logo, it can be found on the back of our boxes of tea. Love Tea products have been certified organic for the last 5 years, so we thought we’d share our top reasons for choosing organic products, and why Love Tea will continue to produce tea that is Certified Organic.
Australian Sencha Tea
Going Caffeine Free
GOING CAFFEINE FREE
Coffee and tea are two of the world’s beverages of choice, and while many people understand that coffee contains caffeine and it is consumed for its stimulatory effects, it’s important to note that tea also contains caffeine.
The caffeine component found in the camellia sinensis plant contains varying degrees of caffeine, depending on how and when the plant is harvested and processed. Dependent on the growing techniques and treatments that the tea leaves undergo, they are then classified as white tea, green tea, yellow tea, oolong tea, black tea or matcha tea, all of which are caffeinated but to varying levels.
Vanilla – a worldwide shortage
VANILLA – A WORLD WIDE SHORTAGE
Not only is it the second most expensive spice in the world, it is one of the most labour intensive foods on earth.
After the flowers are pollinated by hand and the seed pods are harvested, each pod is soaked in hot water, wrapped in a woollen blanket for about 48 hours, placed in a box to sweat and are later laid out to dry in the sun. The whole process takes months to complete.
An interview with Yoke Yoga instructor Kristiarne
AN INTERVIEW WITH YOKE YOGA INSTRUCTOR, KRISTIARNE
We all agree that winter is a time for snuggling under blankets with hot cups of tea, but it’s also a great season to focus on your health and be conscious of how you are moving and honouring your body. We had a chat to yoga instructor Kristiarne Wilson and got all her best tips on becoming a yogi.
Staying naturally healthy through winter
STAYING NATURALLY HEALTHY THROUGH WINTER
Winter is almost upon us, and while it’s the perfect season to snuggle up, get cosy and drink some tea, it’s also when people are focusing the most on preventing sicknesses, such as cold and flu. At Love Tea, we’ve always placed a big focus on blends that are designed to support specific health conditions, and with these things in mind, we thought this month we’d get a better understanding of the Wellness range, developed by our naturopath Emma.
Why you should be consuming turmeric
WHY YOU SHOULD ADD TURMERIC TO YOUR DIET
Turmeric is somewhat of a health buzzword at the moment, so we’ve enlisted the help of our Naturopath Emma once again, to give us some insight into what makes this herb such an important ingredient in our latest range of teas, and what it can do for you.
The Health Benefits of Cacao
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CACAO
With Easter just around the corner, we felt there was no better time than now to share a little info about the health benefits of cacao and why we prefer it to cocoa products.
So exactly what is the difference between cacao + cocoa?