How it all began.
My earliest memory of tea is of my grandma using her very cold very black tea to add to the Christmas pudding, once she added a cup of tea we would all get to have a stir and make a wish. I think it was this magical tradition that started my love of tea, although I didn’t realise this at the time.
I have always loved tea and that really grew once I moved to Singapore and discovered TWG tea, luxurious tea tins, decadent high teas and divine blends. It gave me a new appreciation for quality tea blends. From there I moved to South Korea and discovered green tea, the plantations were lush, green and filled the country side!!! That’s where I really discovered the difference between a top grade and low grade of tea, steamed, fermented or pan it was amazing how much went into creating teas that we drank everyday, not really thinking about how they came to be in our homes.
Back home in Australia my tea obsession took a back seat to a busy life, I still always had a pot of tea brewing. The ritual of making a cup of tea is a real comfort to me in happy and difficult times. Some of my most cherished memories are when I'm with my mum, sisters or friends sipping tea, as we celebrate or decide how we will solve the worlds problems.
Fast forward three years, Covid has struck and we have to move our family with a weeks notice to Western Australia. Extra time on my hands meant I once again had freedom to I start up my tea obsession!! The ritual of creating tea became part of a self care routine and thats when I decided I wanted to share my love of tea and what a beautiful comfort it can be in your life with the rest of the world.
My promise to you, is that I will always endeavour to bring you the finest quality of tea, sourced ethically from plantations that use sustainable farming practices and certified organic ingredients where possible.
I hope you love my tea as much as I have loved creating it.
LeaLa Tea Co acknowledges the Boandik peoples as the First Nations People and Traditional Custodians of this Region, where we create our blends. We acknowledge their spiritual connection to country and pay respects to their elders past, present and emerging.