tea production Australia

From little things big things grow

Bradley Cahill and Mafalda Moutinho of Casa De Cha reflect on the history of tea production in Australia: part one. Australia is known for its high-quality products, impeccable standards, and green or clean practices. When it comes to tea production, however, many would be surprised to learn it is grown here at all. 
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Casa De Cha Specialty tea

Tea roasters of Wuyishan

Bradley Cahill and Mafalda Moutinho of Casa De Cha explore the teas that forever changed their minds, hearts, and business. The tea roasters of Wuyi work tirelessly day and night throughout spring. Beads of perspiration and smoky tears pour from their faces as they patiently and skilfully tend to their Yancha oolongs in temperature-controlled roasting rooms that commonly exceed 100°C.
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Specialty tea

Specialty tea: The third place

Bradley Cahill and Mafalda Moutinho of Casa De Cha on why it’s important to create tea ambassadors and drive a common vision. Like many out there, our life plans didn’t include a radical change in professions, but as we like to say, ‘tea chose us’, not the other way around. We imagine that many people in specialty industries – coffee, wine, food – have had a particular experience that changed everything.
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Specialty tea: The elephant in the coffee house

Bradley Cahill and Mafalda Moutinho of Casa De Cha invite the Australian coffee industry to work together with tea professionals to change the service and standards of specialty tea across the country.  Imagine an industry where tea aficionados were given the same level of quality and care as coffee drinkers. For us at Casa De Cha – new kids on the block and true tea ambassadors – the inconsistencies in how tea is offered and brewed is the elephant in the coffee house, and we’re committed to changing that. 
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Danny Andrade wins World Tea Brewers Championship

Danilo “Danny” de Andrade from DiBella Coffee has won the 2018 Australian World Tea Brewers Championship (WTBC), held at Fine Food Australia on 12 September. “I’m very excited to have won the World Tea Brewers Championship here in Australia, especially as this was the first time I entered,” Danny says. “The competition was tough and it was great to meet the other amazing competitors from around the country.”
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Teapigs

Teapigs has a great range of super premium tea. The whole leaves, herbs and flowers in its tea temples have been handled gently to maintain every drop of its precious flavour. Teapigs are housed in biodegradable tea temples, making it easy for baristas to prepare and for customers to see the quality of the product. 
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Good Earth Organic Kombucha

When people attending Melbourne’s Food and Wine Festival along the Yarra River were presented with the Good Earth Kombucha range, their first reaction was, ‘what’s that?’ After sampling the product and learning what it is, their second reaction was, ‘wow, what a refreshing beverage.’  These new Kombucha converts are not alone. There’s strong momentum behind the Good Earth Kombucha range, which has entered the Australian café market as a healthy replacement for sugary soft drinks. In its simplest form, kombucha is a fermented tea product made from tea, sugar, water and SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast).
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