ABOUT BLACKBOOKS TEA
I have been blending, packing & selling tea at Markets in the Cairns region since 2009. The drinking of real leaf tea (not supermarket teabags!) is an age old tradition & I love the opportunity to help people discover or rediscover the satisfaction & joy of a good cuppa! Tea tastes great hot or cold & makes a healthy, low calorie alternative to soft drinks or juices.
The first Australian tea plantation was established up here in Far North Queensland in 1882. The tradition continues today & I source black tea from the nearby Nucifora Plantation in the Palmerston & Cubbagudta Plantation in the Daintree. I use this tea to produce unique local blends such as "Cairns Brekkie Tea" and "Atherton Afternoon" by mixing dried herbs and fruits and Ceylon black tea.
My Australian green tea comes from a family farm in the Alpine district of Victoria which is one of the few areas in Australia to successfully produce green tea. These green tea blends also use 100% Australian grown ingredients.
Rosella Hibiscus grows wild & cultivated in Cape York & across Northern Australia. It is an "adopted" species that thrives in this environment. It produces a brilliant natural red, tangy tea which is especially good chilled. You can purchase this plain or I use it as a base for some 100% natural healthy ice tea blends.
I am very proud of the quality of my Organic Mixed Herbal Blends. I use high quality Australian Certified Organic Herbs and mix them in small batches and they are much fresher than you will find with larger producers. These herbs are grown with Australian Organic standards in various parts of the world. I source Australian grown when possible but many are simply not available locally grown.
I also stock Darjeeling, Assam, Gunpowder Green, Buddha Tears and other wonderful imported teas. Australian tea production of Camellia Sinensis is limited and does not have the tradition, expertise, climate, hand picking etc to produce these teas.
If you are wondering about the name ... I was originally going to open a Bookshop Cafe specialising in Teas and Books but changes in the book industry and Cairns steered me in this direction and I kept the name even though I do not sell books anymore!
You are welcome to contact me with any questions on 0419 701 426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Cheers, Margie