Looking for that special something for that special someone…

What’s that tea? are pleased to be offering our new gift packs  and they are amazing value. First we have ourclassic duo which features a tin of English Breakfast, a tin of Earl Grey and a free oval tea infuser/strainer. These perennial favorites  are sure to please even the fussiest friend and are a perfect choice for those times when you need a thoughtful gift for someone you don’t know very well. You can purchase this set  for only $24 over at our Online Store.

Or consider our World Tea collection which for a limited time is available for just $34.50 including a fabulously functional tea for one teapot/cup set. This collection includes English Breakfast (perfect for your jubilee celebrations), Chinese Green (to drink to the year of the dragon)  and Russian Caravan (in honour of Eurovision’s runner up babushkas) and makes a lovely gift or a perfect treat to help make those winter afternoons at your desk more bearable. Check out to get this fantastic set whilst stocks last.

Don’t forget we are offering flat rate $6.95 shipping within Australia so make your order now.

Behind the scenes at the What’s that Tea? launch

Photo by Leisha Clancy

Apologies it has been a little while between posts, we’ve just been flat out keeping up with What’s that tea? post launch. However we’ve caught our breath and wanted to share with you some pictures of the fabulous afternoon our special guests had. This is Shardee Hoff, owner of What’s that Tea? and hostess with the most-est. She planned a lovely location, excellent food and of course fantastic tea tastings.

Photo by Leisha Clancy

The launch collection consists of six lovely teas including some delicious versions of a few classics: English Breakfast, Russian Caravan, Chinese Green and Earl Grey as well as two special extras: Scottish Breakfast and Strawberry Champagne. All of the teas are available for sale now over at our Online Store.

Photo by Leisha Clancy

Shardee gave a lovely speech in between tastings, sharing her hopes for What’s that Tea? to grow as she shares the teas she loves and thanked her supportive friends and family.

Photo by Leisha Clancy

And then we drank more tea as the sun set over the stunning Sydney Harbour. A huge thank you to our fabulous hosts Tracy and Ellie and to all of our helpers on the day. We hope you’ve had a chance to try some of our tea. Oh and we promise a post detailing all of the food from the launch (with recipes) soon!

Two more days until the What’s that Tea? Launch

It’s been a late night at What’s that Tea? central as we burn the candle at both ends to get ready in time for the big launch party on Sunday. Shardee (pictured) and her helper elves had a busy night of labeling the canisters and as you can see they are looking amazing. It’s been tiring work but luckily we had a pot of Russian Caravan to sustain us into the night.

Stay tuned.

Russian Caravan loose leaf tea leaves available to buy online now

4 days ’til the What’s that Tea? launch: Strawberry Iced Tea

Our Strawberry & Champagne Tea makes fabulous iced tea so we thought we would share our secret recipe so that you too can always have iced tea on hand. We’ll be serving this combo at our launch on Sunday but you can mix up the fruit and herbs to make new flavour combinations.

You’ll need:

  • Tea (we recommend our Strawberry & Champagne Tea)
  • Water
  • Ice cube trays and a jar
  • Caster sugar (we recommend golden caster sugar)
  • Lemon
  • Mint
  • Strawberries
  • Ice
The first two elements of the ice tea can be made in advance and they will keep in your freezer for weeks.
Tea Concentrate
Add 4 teaspoons of tea to a cup of boiling water and allow to steep until cool. Strain out the tea and pour the tea concentrate into an ice cube tray and freeze.
Sugar Syrup
Take a small saucepan and add a cup of caster sugar and a cup and half of water. Stir over a medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Peel the lemon rind off the lemon in large pieces using a vegetable peeler and add to the sugar syrup and simmer for a couple of minutes. Take off the heat and allow to steep and cool. Pour the cooled syrup into a jar and pop in the freezer. Due to the high sugar content it will thicken but shouldn’t freeze completely.
Then to make ice tea you take a cube or two of the ‘tea ice’,  a large spoonful of the syrup and add water, play around with the exact quantities to make the iced tea to your taste. Add mint, chopped fresh strawberries and ice for a refreshing drink.
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Six days ’til the What’s that Tea? launch…

We are very excited to be launching What’s that Tea? the tea company run by tea lovers, for tea lovers. Our official launch party is just six days away and we are very busy getting everything ready but here’s a little sneak preview of some of the fabulous food.

Our friend Kate from plumcakeandpowertools has designed a mini tea degustation with six hors d’oeuvres to complement our range. To give you taste, check out these earl grey and poppy seed cupcakes which are not only inspired by, but flavoured by, our zesty and refreshing Earl Grey Tea. Check out her blog for the recipe and stay tuned for all the highlights as we prepare for our big day!