Australian Favourites Tea Pack
Big thanks to the McIver's brains trust (ie. our beautiful staff members) for coming up with the idea for an all-Australian tea pack. This is five samples of our favourite Australian teas - black herbal and green - all packaged neatly into one special McIver's bag.
Make special note of the Waltzing Myrtle it's all native plants from all indigenous Australian businesses and it's delicious and we're proud of it!
Full pack includes:
Waltzing Myrtle - One of our dreams has always been to have a tea made up of entirely native ingredients, sourced entirely from local businesses. Over the last 10 years we have watched small businesses trading in indigenous plants grow to the point where we can now reliably use them to produce this lovely, native tea: "Waltzing Myrtle".
Ingredients: Lemon myrtle, cinnamon myrtle, aniseed myrtle, mountain pepper leaf and berry, and Egyptian Hibiscus.
Daintree Tea - The Daintree Tea Company is located on the Cubbagudta Plantation, situated in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest and Wilderness area in North Queensland. The plantation was established in 1978 by the Nicholas family, who still own and operate the business. Daintree tea is grown pesticide free. Low in tannin and caffeine, this is the perfect afternoon cup.
Ingredients: Australian grown black tea
Bushfire Lemon Myrtle - A blend of pesticide-free Australian black tea, with organically grown Lemon Myrtle, which is native to sub-tropical Queensland. The flavour, a blend of lemon, lime and lemongrass, adds a summery zest to this soft black tea. May be drunk hot or iced. Perfect for an afternoon slump.
Ingredients: Australian grown black tea with lemon myrtle
Jilungin - Jilungin is a bush tea native to the Dampier Peninsula, north of Broome. It is wild harvested by the Nyul Nyul people then sun dried in sacks on a wooden platform (which doubles as a star gazing platform) The tea contains the leaf, stem and bark so that all the properties of the plant stay in the tea.
Traditionally this is an evening tea. Drinking before bedtime promotes a beautiful, restful sleep.
Crush the leaves and stems and and steep for at least 5 minutes. It has a deep earthy flavour.
Australian Sencha - A sencha style green tea grown in the Victorian alps, where the geography is perfect suited to Japanese style tea growing. This is a truly premium tea that is primarily exported to Japan, and we are so lucky to have it grown just up the road and available to us. Fresh, fresh, fresh. Loaded with anti oxidants and catechins, it has that blend of bitter and sweet we love, cradled in a grassy, green aroma. Brew at 80°C to get the best from your cup.
Ingredients: Green tea