History of High Tea
The British tradition of High Tea began in the mid 1700s as an afternoon meal usually served between 3 and 4 o’clock.
Initially, it was a meal for the working man, taken standing up or sitting on tall stools, thus ‘high’.
Tea with cakes, scones, even cheese on toast would have been served.
Gradually, this afternoon meal became more known as an important event on the social calendars of Ladies and Gentlemen, rather than a meal for the working man.
For the ‘Leisure Classes’, High Tea served a practical purpose, allowing Ladies and Gentleman the opportunity of a substantial meal before attending the theatre, or playing cards. (It might be a long time before Evening Supper could be taken!)
It was around this time that one John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, had the idea of placing meat and other fillings between two slices of bread.
Thus, the High Tea sandwich was created.
Courtesy of the British Empire, the tradition of High Tea spread across the globe, arriving at The Coffee and Tea Factory in the mid 2015 , where it has proven popular event ever since.
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Whether you enjoy white teas, green teas, oolong teas, yellow teas, decaf teas, flavoured and scented teas, fruit and herbal tisanes or black teas, you will find all your familiar favorites as well as limited and rare edition teas.
Our specifically selected range of aromatic and flavourful teas is matched by an amazing classic 1920’s cafe setting and atmosphere.
The Coffee and Tea Factory team have traveled extensively to the various tea producing regions of across the world to bring you a wealth of information and flavour with every tea served.
Our Coffee is second to none – full bodied, low-acid, smooth and rich. Brazil natural process brings chocolate and sweet caramel praline notes; Ethiopian natural process Djimma contributes a unique natural, fermented fruit complexity while the Indian washed coffee binds the whole blend together with a rich cocoa aftertaste and very powerful body. Roasted to precise spectrophotometer targets that provides incredible consistency that other roasters can’t achieve.
The team at The Coffee and Tea Factory enjoy sharing their passion for fine teas and sensational coffee and serving tea lovers and coffee lovers of all types.
High Tea For 2 $ 75.00
High Tea For 4 $ 150.00
High Tea For 6 $ 225.00
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Premium English Breakfast
This is a traditional blend of the finest quality Assam and Ceylon black teas, which have been carefully combined to create a fully aromatic infusion with a rich, balanced flavour. Perfect for the traditional tea drinker.
Premium Earl Grey Tea
This classically scented black tea has been blended with natural Bergamot Oil to produce a light, refreshing citrus flavour. A traditional afternoon tea with a twist.
Organic Sencha Green
This Organic Sencha Green is a large-leafed green tea with a beautiful light green colour when steeped. It is light and refreshing with a brisk taste and has wide-ranging health benefiits.
A fresh, minty tea that is both cooling and invigorating.
This classic herbal infusion features the subtle, sweet taste and calming properties of Chamomile flowers. Perfect any time of the day.
This unique chai blend is a fusion of traditions, combining Organic Ceylon black tea with traditional Indian spices and some locally grown Australian ingredients. Aniseed Myrtle gives the chai an extra zing and Roasted wattleseed creates a rich and malty flavour. (Black tea, Cinnamon, Licorice, Ginger, Cardamon, Aniseed Myrtle and Roasted Wattleseed
BUBBLE TEA BY TEAPRESSO
Try our fabulous Bubble Tea Flavours with popping balls with your favourite Teapresso tea
- Mango Bubble Tea
- Blueberry Bubble Tea
- Green Apple Bubble Tea
- Strawberry Bubble Tea
MILK BUBBLE TEA BY TEAPRESSO FOR THE KIDS
- Bubble Gum Ice Tea
ICED TEA BY TEAPRESSO
Try our fabulous iced tea flavours with your favourite Teapresso tea
- Peach Chilled Ice Tea
- Mango Chilled Ice Tea
- Green Apple Iced Tea
- Blueberry Iced Tea
- Strawberry Iced Tea
Enjoy a Favorite Coffee with Your High Tea
Cappuccino Flat White Latte Espresso Long Black
Our coffee is full bodied, low-acid, smooth and rich. Brazil natural process brings chocolate and sweet caramel praline notes; Ethiopian natural process Djimma contributes a unique natural, fermented fruit complexity while the Indian washed coffee binds the whole blend together with a rich cocoa aftertaste and very powerful body.
Roasted to precise spectrophotometer targets that provides incredible consistency that other roasters can’t achieve.
Climate controlled ‘cellaring’ prior to delivery results in a denser more stable Crema and a smoother tasting espresso than other boutique coffee’s.
This blend offers a unique rich smooth experience for difficult to please espresso drinkers as well as the majority of coffee connoisseurs who prefer their coffee with milk.
Once you’ve tasted it you will know it is the go!
ORGANIC HERBAL TEAS
Green Tea & Berries
Brighten your day with this clean, balanced and lively infusion of Green Tea, Siberian Ginseng, Gotu Kola and mixed berries. A perky and delightful tea to pick you up in the morning and inspire your afternoon.A great alternative to coffee.
(Green tea, Gotu Kola, Siberian ginseng, Blackcurrants, Strawberries, Blackberries, Hibiscus, Rosehips, Bilberries, Elderberries)
Smooth Vanilla Flavour
An exquisite, soothing tea combining Chamomile and Limeflower with Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon. The perfect way to relax and unwind.
(Chamomile, Lime Blossoms, Passionflower, Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon)
Fresh Minty taste
A light, refreshing infusion featuring Peppermint, Lemon Balm and Fennel, which has been specially blended for enjoyment before, during, or after any meal. Understated, minty and gentle on the stomach. Bon Appétit!
(Peppermint, Chamomile, Fennel, Lemonbalm)
Lemon Myrtle, Eucalyptus, Ginger & Licorice
Feeling a little stampeded by life? Revive, renew and revitalise with this unique blend of Eucalyptus, Echinacea, Lemon Myrtle, Licorice and Ginger. A healthy, restorative tea for busy people who want to bolster and fortify their well-being. Enjoy any time of the day, or any time you’re feeling a little run down.
(Echinacea, Eucalyptus, Lemon Myrtle, Elder berries, Elder flowers, Rosehips, Licorice, Ginger)
Cleansing herbs with warming spices
Cleanse, revitalise and feel great with this zesty blend of bitter and sweet herbs, and warming spices. A healthy, delicious infusion that can be enjoyed any time of the day, or whenever you feel your body might benefit from a light cleanse. The perfect way to reward yourself for all that fun you’ve been having!
(Fennel, Calendula, Nettle, Chicory root, Dandelion root, Licorice, Ginger and Cinnamon).
Beauty begins on the inside, which makes our SKIN tea the perfect primer. The zesty blend of Lemongrass and Ginger is complemented by a purifying punch of Peppermint. So for a naturally healthy glow, and to sustain your internal vigour, sip BBTC SKIN.
(Echinacea, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Ginger, Gotu Kola, Nettles, Rose Buds, Licorice)
Lemongrass & Ginger
Cleanse and uplift with lemongrass, while enjoying the piquant and revitalising properties of ginger.
Roasted Dandelion & Wattleseed with Cinnamon
Rich, full-flavoured and caffeine-free, this specialty blend is a cleansing coffee substitute. The roasted wattleseed makes it a little nutty, while the cinnamon adds a spicy sweetness. Ideal as a ‘Soy Dandelion Latté’ (SDL) or perfectly palatable on its own. Treat your liver!
(Roasted Dandelion Root, Roasted Wattleseed and Cinnamon)
Licorice & Peppermint
A wicked tea to entice the licorice lover. Combining the refreshing properties of peppermint with the tasty treats of licorice and aniseed myrtle, this specialty blend will linger long on the palate. Particularly beneficial after meals to settle the tummy or satisfy your sweet tooth. Also beneficial after long periods of stress to support the adrenals.
(Licorice root, Fennel seeds, Aniseed Myrtle, Peppermint)
Buddha’s Tears – Green Tea with Jasmine
Buddha’s tears roll tenderly from the tea plant; made with the bud and first two leaves. Carefully plucked and handcrafted into tiny pearls, they are then scented with fresh jasmine blossoms. Once removed from their floral cocoon, the tiny pearls are ready to be brewed. With a pale liquor and delicate taste, BBTC’s Buddha’s tears provide a soul-soothing treat at any time of day.
A brightly-coloured infusion, with jade green undertones, this exotic blend balances the sweetness of quince with a delicate base of Japanese green tea. Green tea is prized for its antioxidant constituency and subsequent benefits to health (particularly digestion).The result is a rejuvenating, aromatic and refreshingly palatable tea that can be enjoyed any time of the day.
(Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) with a natural quince flavour)
Jasmine Green Tea
This delicately flavoured jasmine tea features freshly rolled green tea leaves sprinkled with exotic jasmine blossoms. Cool and refreshing, with a beautifully floral scent, this is a favourite among Chinese tea-drinkers.
(Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) scented with Jasmine flowers
Tie Guan Yin or Iron Goddess is probably the best known Chinese high-grade Oolongs. A light, semi-fermented, whole-leaf tea that is low in caffeine, high in antioxidants and particularly beneficial around meal times when it can aid digestion. The fresh, earthy flavour carries a lingering aroma, as well as subtle undertones of florals and fruits. A light yellowish green liquor is the final flourish to this delightfully refreshing tea.
Pai Mu Tan is a delicate and refreshing tea, which is derived from the young, silvery leaves of the tea plant during early spring. Once gathered, the leaves are dried naturally in the sun. Treasured by Chinese tea drinkers, white tea contains a high level of antioxidants, is lower in caffeine than other tea and comes with a broad range of health benefits. Unlike its counterparts, it also remains unprocessed. Sweet floral and nutty aromas complement the smooth yet mild flavour, making this an enjoyable refreshment any time of the day.
(White Tea (Camellia sinensis))