About Blackbooks Tea
I freshly blend and pack all my teas by hand in small batches in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland.
Life is much too short to bother drinking teabags, so this is a teabag free zone – no micro plastics, bleached paper, string, staple, coloured cardboard tag, or other nasties sharing your cup – just high quality Real Loose Leaf Tea!
There are many stainless-steel infusers available to make a single cup quickly with no fuss or wastage … and sometimes it is a goodly thing to take an extra couple of minutes to make a pot, sit down and enjoy on your own or share with a friend.
No added sugars, emulsifiers, stabilisers, artificial flavours either, so you may have to gently shake your tea occasionally to distribute contents evenly. If you are a sweet tooth you can control your own touch of sugar.
I intentionally do not try and have the largest range possible, but I do have the best quality, flavour and value teas that I can source or blend myself. Save your time searching and get your tea direct from me to you. I am also happy to personally cater for your individual requests to get your favourite blend just right!
All herbs have formal Australian Organic Certification or are Wildcrafted without pesticides and herbicides. Each healthy cup brims with all-natural flavour, aroma and antioxidants.
Plus … LEAF TEA JUST TASTES BETTER! 😋
Plain, fruity, floral, nutty or minty... there are so many different flavours to have fun with and explore to find which suit your tastebuds. I believe there is at least one tea out there for everybody - let me help you find yours!
I have been blending, packing & selling real leaf 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 Tropical North Queensland in 1882. The tradition continues today and I source black tea from nearby plantations in the Palmerston & Daintree. I use this Locally Grown tea to produce unique local blends such as "Cairns Brekkie Tea" and "Mareeba Mango Medley" by mixing with Ceylon black tea, dried fruits and organic herbs and spices.
My Australian Green Tea comes from the Alpine district of Victoria, which is one of the few areas in Australia to successfully produce green tea. My green tea blends also use 100% Australian grown ingredients. Lemon Myrtle is grown at Wongabel, just near Atherton and I use real dried Mango pieces from Mareeba in Tropical North Queensland.
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 my Mixed Organic 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, Oolong, Buddha Tears and other wonderful imported teas. Australian tea production of Camellia Sinensis does not have the tradition, expertise, varieties, 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 and was an early fan of the old BBC TV Series. However changes in the book industry and Cairns steered me in the online direction and I have 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 email@example.com