A Simple Matcha Ritual (How to Make a Bowl of Tea)


Storm in a Teacup’s Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Bowl of Matcha.   The easiest way to consume matcha is to just shake it with water in a bottle then pour it into a glass, or just throw it into a delicious green smoothie without any fuss at all. But if you want to drink …

May 26, 2016

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When you reach an impasse, Change form & move through.

Storm in a Teacup Morning Tea Meditation

Morning Tea Meditation. This practice – 3 bowls of tea drunk in silence every morning – has created the space in my life to facilitate the massive changes that are coming within this business. Needing, the real kind of needing as opposed to wanting, more time with family & myself, more time with friends & …

June 7, 2015

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Talking Tea on Radio National

Radio National Interview

A couple of weeks ago Hannah had a chat about all things tea with Anita Barraud on Radio National’s First Bite. Below is a link through to transcript  of the interview and a little sound clip of the chat.   RN First Bite Interview      

November 6, 2014

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An afternoon with Mr Chen.


A recommendation of ex Melbourne, Taiwan based tea guru Scott Writer, The E Syan Tsun Co. Ltd 意翔村茶葉有 限公司 is located in an alley way above Daan Park in Central Taipei. It’s a humble room staked on one side with large sacks and foil bags of tea, on the other are two tables the first, Mr. Chen was sitting at, …

June 26, 2014

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Old World vs New World Tea

Old wolrd vs new world

The Old World/ New World differentiation in tea is similar to the differentiation of Old World and New World wines, partly historical, partly geographical. Old World tea is tea produced in and around it’s indigenous environment; China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam & India while New World tea is grown in Taiwan, Africa, Australia, South America, Hawaii, …

May 20, 2014

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It’s Autumn, It’s Cake time!

Persian Love

Our Persian Love Cake has become an institution in Collingwood since it was introduced to Hannah by Emma and Matt two of our favourite regulars. We’ve adjusted the traditional recipe resulting in a softer & less sweet cake full of the glorious flavours of almonds, nutmeg, yoghurt and rose. Ingredients: 100g Hazelnuts, 400g Brown Sugar, …

April 3, 2014

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