A Briefing on Billy Tea

For tea at its most basic (and probably hair-raisingly strong) you might try preparing it in the manner that's used in the Australian bush - using a billycan, sometimes simply referred to as a billy. Rather than attempt to instruct you in this art I'll point you to our previous articles on the topic. As …

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Tearoom Review – Sugar N’ Spice in Brisbane, Australia

I first came across Sugar N’ Spice in 2010 when I moved to Brisbane and spent an afternoon scouting for tearooms. I wasn’t disappointed. Mark, the proprietor is passionate about tea, coffee, chocolate, places great importance on great products, and excellent customer service, which is something that has been lost for many years in the …

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Favourite Tearooms in Australia — Part IV

Carrying on my tearoom theme, I want to draw attention to another tearoom that I had the pleasure of visiting in Adelaide.  Tbar is a wonderful tea salon which, according to their website serves loose leaf tea with reverse osmosis water.  As I walked into the salon, I was faced with a wonderful array of …

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Favourite Tearooms in Australia — Part III

Carrying on a theme of favourite tearooms, I head back to Australia and this time my tea journey took me to Adelaide.  After asking for recommendations on Twitter, two places came highly recommended.  In this post I’ll talk about The Perfect Cup.  According to their website The Perfect Cup has several retail outlets Adelaide as …

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Favourite Tearooms in Australia — Part II

In a previous post, I talked about a couple of Afternoon Tea places in the UK which I hold dear to me.  In this post, I’d like to share with you a couple of places that I had the privilege of going to here in Australia. Emporium Hotel is a five star luxury boutique hotel …

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Favourite Tearooms in Australia – Part I

In keeping with a current theme, my previous two posts talked about my favourite tearooms in the UK.  Having moved over to Brisbane last year, I naturally had to check out the tearooms here and two places spring to mind! The Tea Centre is rapidly growing having just opened a new place in Chermside, with …

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My Top 10 Tips for Making Tea

In a previous post, I talked about my top 10 tips in a good tearoom. This week I’d like to talk about top 10 tips on how to make great tea. MayKing Tea. Yes this is a pun on my name but there is nothing like making your own tea to guarantee it’s made just the way …

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Some Australian Grown Green Teas

In the article Some Australian Grown Black Teas, I looked at a few growers in the northeastern part of Australia in the state of Queensland. Now, let’s look at a growing sector of their tea production and one that is becoming increasingly important for them: green teas, which has grown to about 1/5th of all …

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Some Australian Grown Black Teas

You know that a lot of tea comes from China, and a bunch come from India. Japanese teas are becoming better known, as are teas from Taiwan and Africa. Don’t forget Brazil in South America. And then, there’s Australia! Yes, the land of kangaroos and koala bears also is the land of tea. Thanks to …

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