How do we buy tea?
Our ever expanding selections of tea include traditional black teas, Green and White varieties and the increasingly popular South African red tea, Rooibus. Apart from the selection we have in stock, we are able to access over 500 tea’s, sourced from around the globe.
We have currently on offer 68 loose leaf tea varieties, one of the biggest selections available in country NSW. All 68 are available to drink in the Teahouse, either hot or cold or to be purchased as a sample or in 25g, 50g and 100g bulk lots. If distance is an issue, we can post anywhere in Australia, just choose a selection from our bulk tea listing or look up our pinterest for our in stock photo listing.
Types of Tea?
Fully-fermented tea. Black tea is the most widely consumed tea in the world, especially in the West. Flavoured black tea are becoming popular and involve adding various ingredients such as flower petals, fruit peel and natural essences such as caramel and vanilla, not unlike those used to flavour coffee. Teamo’s most popular are French Earl Grey, Aussie Breakfast and Raspberry Black.
There is no fermentation for green tea and it has jade-green leaves. Green teas are commonly consumed in Korea, Japan, the Middle East and North Africa. Green tea is a good source of natural antioxidants and contains plant polyphenols and vitamin C. By far the most asked for at Teamo is Quince Green, both iced and hot!
This popular tea is generally made from either green or quality white teas. Well known as a classic tea served in many Asian restaurants, it has a light floral taste which is ideal as a refreshing accompaniment to meals. Buddha’s tears are by the most popular.
There is no fermentation for white tea and it is the least processed of all teas. It has long slender white leaves, which result in a clean, ivory liquid. White tea comes from the youngest, most tender leaves of the tea tree and gets its name from the fine silver hair that covers them. Most white tea is harvested carefully by hand in China and Taiwan. This is also considered by tea connoisseurs to be the finest of teas. Teamo’s pick, Aussie Summer Fruits.
Oolong Tea (乌龙)
There are many varieties of oolong tea, the colours of the leaves varying from dark green to green-brown in colour. Taste varies from delicate and floral or fruity in character to sweet / astringent. Like green tea, oolong is also rich in vitamin C. Of all teas, oolong tea is the most highly regarded and is naturally rich in flavour. Oolong tea is commonly drunk in the Fujian and Canton provinces of China and Taiwan.
Water Garden Tea
A high quality white tea that is a drinkable work of art for those special moments. Watch as each exotic green/white tea ball blossoms into a fragrant sea of premium silver needle leaftips with a centre of hand-beaded flowers. Each tea ball can serve up to 8 ~ 10 cups of quality tea.
Tea is often blended with other natural ingredients such as herbs, flower petals, fruit peel and seeds. In the Arab world, green and black teas are often flavoured with mint, while the Indians make Chai by boiling black tea leaves with cardamom and other spices, sugar and milk. Given the wide range of flavours, the number of origin teas and their potential combinations, the taste / aroma profile possibilities are endless!
Chai has been a well-known Indian blend all over the world. Traditional Chai is black tea blended with a number of spices. Nowadays, it is generally brewed with milk or soy and honey and is consumed as a Chai Latte. This is one of Teamo’s favourite blends with at six varieties to choose from.
A refreshing combination of berries, grapes, black currants, apple pieces, orange peel, rose hips and more topped off with natural flavour. High in Vitamin C, these infusions are sugar & caffeine-free. These blends are also magnificent to cook with. Next time try our Peach Melba Cupcakes, amazing!
Herbal remedies have been around for a long time all over the world and have long been valued for their beneficial properties. Herbal infusions are not technically tea, but are a blend of selected herbs designed to improve your well being. Each blend can assist with specific ailments or just increase our general well being. Our most popular blends being Slimmers and Menopause Mix.
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NB: Always check the ingredient list prior to trying. Some herbs, such as St. John’s Wort, are known to interact with certain medications. Others, such as liquorice root, are contraindicated for certain conditions such as pregnancy or hypertension.
Rooibos / Honeybush
This South African tea has a fine needle-like leaf. Rooibos comes in green and red varieties. At Teamo we stock and use the red Rooibos. Rooibos or honeybush does not contain caffeine, artificial colours, preservatives and is low in tannin. It is suitable for both adults and children. While it is high in antioxidants, it also contains calcium, iron, potassium and fluoride. A fabulous addition to our curries and a beautiful sweetner for our cupcakes.