What’s that Tea Launch: Menu Spotlight

Photo by Leisha Clancy

Our good friend Kate over at Plumcakeandpowertools catered our launch and the food went down a treat. Kate matched six appetizers to our launch collection of teas to complement the tastings.  We also had brownies, chocolate fudge, cupcakes and cookies all kindly donated by our lovely friends. The tasting menu included:

  • Green Cucumber Cups: refreshing cups made from cucumber filled with tangy sesame soba noodles
  • Earl Grey & Poppy Seed Cupcakes: Tea infused cupcakes with a sweet but earthy flavour highlighted by bergamot
  • Blinis with Smoked Salmon and Beetroot Caviar: Fluffy buckwheat pancakes with a fun tweak to traditional toppings
  • Egg and Bacon Tarts: tricky breakfast tarts that contain egg and bacon and nothing more
  • Shortbread with Raspberry Cream Dip: crunchy and creamy and a little indulgent
  • Scones with strawberry jam and cream: a tea time classic made by What’s that tea? owner Shardee Hoff

Can you guess which tea matches each dish?


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