Botanical: Camellia sinensis
Origin: Sri Lanka
Health Benifits: Black tea contains a mix of antioxidants and flavonoids that can help reduce the risk of chronic heart disease & stroke. Polyphenls help build immunity plus an amino acid called L-Theanine present in black tea improves brain activity, making you more alert and focused.
Sri Lankan black teas unlike the Indian Assams have a hint of spice making them an ideal tea to flavour. If you favour sweet tea then you are bound to enjoy this. The origin of caramel is unclear but records show that American settlers made candies by boiling sugar and water in kettles but it wasn’t until the early 1800s that the addition of milk and fat created the caramel we know and love today. Caramel is more than sweet tea, it has a rich malty flavours, a hint of molasses and that wonderful caramel aroma. Rich and aromatic this tea is the very epitome of a dessert tea.
The Lurcher Butterfly
Much of Australia’s sugar is grown in tropical Queensland so we have recruited the beautiful caramel coloured Lurcher to represent this tea. As stunning as this butterfly looks, underneath the wings are a drab brown, so when the butterfly lands on a branch and folds his wings (yes this is a male) he looks like a dead leaf.