tea and wine with peggy veloudos of t-bar tea salon, south australia

The T-Bar is a specialty teahouse located in Adelaide, South Australia.  Having been around since 1999, they have seen the Australian tea landscape change over the years; they also know a thing or two about what makes for a great teahouse atmosphere. T-bar is the kind of place to come, enjoy a pot, learn and relax.  They have … Continue reading

temple tea: nan tien temple in wollongong, australia

This series of photos were taken at the Nan Tien Temple, the name literally means “paradise of the south” in English and it is the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere.   The temple is located in the Wollongong area of NSW, Australia (which is just outside Sydney) and they have a beautiful on-site tea house … Continue reading

an interview and tea store tour with may king tea

While putting this interview together I was thinking back to how May King Tsang and I became friends. It was over Twitter that we became connected, May King was on her way to Australia, and I was on my way out of Australia, both of us about to begin (again!) the adventure of living overseas. May … Continue reading

tea review: green tea chai from rishi tea

Green Tea Chai (Organic Fair Trade) The description of this tea on the Rishi website includes this phrase “…a well balanced break with tradition…diversion from your usual chai” and really that is spot on. This isn’t your regular chai, it’s what I imagine a chai would have evolved into in South East Asia rather than India.  Bright green tea, loads … Continue reading

tea design with justine goss of the brilliant trees collective

Tell me a little about what you design and make – what got you into tea, and into designing teaware. I design and print a range of Edgy Chic Home-wares – Tea Towels at the moment but I am currently in “create” mode and I am looking at expanding into other products. I have just … Continue reading

photos: t bar tea salon, south australia

This neat little tea salon is in Adelaide, South Australia – I’ll be publishing an interview with Peggy from T Bar in the New Year, but in the meantime enjoy the photos!  I love the cherry red packaging for the tea and the colour coordinated teaware on the display shelf, beautiful!

tea design: designing tea textiles with helen king in moreton bay, australia

Paluma Print is a boutique design business based out of the amazingly beautiful Moreton Bay in Queensland, Australia.  The name ‘Paluma’ comes from a small village set in the tropical rainforest near Townsville, far-north Queensland.  Helen first started screen printing textiles in north Queensland in the late eighties, inspired by the beautiful environment, and established … Continue reading

matcha green tea ice cream

Matcha green tea ice cream: the perfect balance between bitter, sweet & creamy. I remember my first time trying matcha tea ice-cream, it was a mini tub of Haagen Dazs from a vending machine at the hotel we were staying at in Kyoto, way back in 2005.  Then , when we were back in Australia I’d always order it … Continue reading

lemon iced tea and memories of singapore with antony perring

Antony Perring is an Australian based food photographer, writer and stylist; he is also the co-founder of Cluki Food. He kindly sent over his favorite tea photo and shared the story behind it with me. “I do have a favorite tea picture – it’s of my Lemon Iced Tea with a lump of yellow rock … Continue reading

T2 TEA store: melbourne, australia

T2, T2 tea

Recently T2 opened a new store in the lovely Melbourne area of Chadstone.  The crew at T2 have an amazing vision when it comes to shop-fits, in-store design and packaging and their stores are beautiful. I also think that they have done a great job at introducing the non-tea public to the world of tea. … Continue reading

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