Choose your favourite cup. Handle, no handle, glass, ceramic… it’s totally up to you, just make sure it is your favourite cup… for this tea, this moment. This is oh so very important. It makes all the difference to the enjoyment of the tea inside. Have a number of favourite cups. We do and it’s awesome.

Water Quality

Be sure to use pure fresh water to prepare your tea. Spring or filtered water is the bomb.

Water Temperature

For years we didn’t care much for green tea – found it bitter and astringent – until we learnt that we were burning the leaves! Wallys. Now we know how to brew it correctly, we can’t believe how beautiful it is. Water temperature is oh so very important and each variety of tea requires a different temperature so be sure to follow the temperature guide suggested on the packet. Generally, the darker the tea, the higher the brewing temperature. If you do not own a fandangle temperature control kettle and you need to brew your tea at a lower than boiling temperature, simply stop the kettle as it gently hits the rolling boil then allow it to cool for a few minutes before pouring the water over your leaves. Practise will make perfect. Avoid re-boiling water as the oxygen content is reduced.

Storing your tea

The best way to store your beautiful loose leaf is in an airtight tea canister, just like the gorgeous handmade Japanese tea canisters we sell our teas in (aren't they amazing!). Tea does not like light, moisture, heat or odour so keep your tea in a cool, dry place away from light and away from other products with a strong scent. As tea can be quite absorbent, be sure to air your canisters before re-using them so as not to transfer scent from one blend to another.  If stored correctly, your favourite teas will remain fresh and flavoursome for many months. Oh the joy. Organic farming is better for the environment and more sustainable because it prevents the use of toxic chemicals, which damage the environment, wildlife and human health; this in turn builds healthy soil for better growing conditions and the longevity of growing. Organic farming also encourages biodiversity by creating stable habitats for native wildlife to share and increases the resilience of the farm from bad weather, pests and disease. Organic farming also reduces any pesticides and fertiliser runoff that makes its way into our waterways. All of these reasons show that we should be supporting organic businesses more in the future.

Drink Responsibly

Herbs are amazing and potent gifts from nature and can have side effects. Please seek professional medical advice if you are unsure if any of our products are right for you, especially if you have a health condition or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Perfection is for punks

Our products are entirely organic and as a result natural imperfections may occur from time to time.

Nice neck trickle

This is not a ‘tip’ per se but more a curiousity of ours... When we take our first sip of a hot cup of tea, we get the most lovely relaxing trickle of warm niceness down the back of our necks. We are interested to know whether you get the nice neck trickle too? If you get a different trickle, we’d love to hear about it. We'll start a trickle register.

Thank the tea gods

Oh my goodness, how good is tea! It is healthy, pure, restorative, solitary, communal, comforting, inspirational, celebratory, a pick me up, a relaxant, a confidant. A total life saver. Take a moment to think of the beautiful land, amazing farmers and pickers who deliver this gift to us all. Word.

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves — slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.

~Thich Nat Hahn