Quick guide to tea grades and storage

Quick guide to tea grades and storage
Tea Types and Grades: Stemming from the Camellia Sinensis plant, there are six main types of tea (Black, red, white, green, yellow and Oolong) of which black, green and oolong are the most well known […]  

Organic Tea Better?

Organic Tea Better?
Is organic tea really better? There are a lot of aspects to this. Health conscious consumers prefer certified organic tea for better taste, better for health etc but there are many small tea farmers who […]  

4 Hot Tips for Hot Flushes

4 Hot Tips for Hot Flushes
By Louise Hallinan, Smart Brain Health Centre. One of the biggest complaints about menopause is Hot flushes (hot flashes). Hot flushes tend to become more frequent after the periods have finished. That is when our Oestrogen levels are at their lowest. Hot flushes can also be accompanied by a variety...

Cocoa Haven Black Tea Ice Cream

Cocoa Haven Black Tea Ice Cream
No need for an icecream maker! This is a great icecream that resembles gelato. Cocoa Haven works well in this icecream, but other flavoured black tea will work too. Though cornstarch is […]  

Explore Tea Origin

Explore Tea Origin
Tea is now the world’s second most drunk beverage after water. People not only enjoy tea as a welcoming beverage, but also for its health benefits – as it is an excellent source of antioxidants. Its reputed efficiencies include weight management, fighting bacteria and tooth decay. But how did tea...

Mulled Wine Choc Cake with Lavender icing

Mulled Wine Choc Cake with Lavender icing
Based on a German recipe, this yummy cake calls for some good quality cooking chocolate. The cake is not as “loaded” as a normal chocolate cake but very yummy and the lavender compliments the mulled […]  

Chinese Medicine and Herbal Tea

Chinese Medicine and Herbal Tea
Many of us are embracing the idea of a healthy cup of tea. What is herbal tea and how is it used in Chinese medicine - here is an introduction to Chinese herbs and usage.  

Chinese Black Tea

Chinese Black Tea
China produces most tea in the world. While Chinese black tea (Chinese red tea) is lesser known, there are some interesting tea, such as the super smoky Lapsang Souchong and the delicious Yunnan Red reminiscent of burnt caramel.

Feeling Grateful and Nourished

Feeling Grateful and Nourished
Let Gratitude be your new superfood! Many of us are overworked and feeling stressed these days. There is a sense of loneliness even we have many likes and fans and virtual high fives.  We maybe stretched financially and feeling the squeeze from the "shoulds" and "should-nots".  Our body feels tired, our mind drained...