Marry me at McIvers Tea

Yeahhhh this place is basically heaven. Went into the Brunswick shop and it’s the cutest little tea house. They have spice shakers full of their blends so you can have a sniff and lots of nice trinkets to look at. Plus, they have coffee too and you can buy a piece of cake and have a sit and enjoy in the space. It was really lovely.

The tea blends themselves all smelt really interesting. I couldn’t find a green tea to my liking (I like blends with lemon or rose in them), but I did find a great black tea called Bushfire Lemon Myrtle. Australian Lemon Myrtle is sweeter and softer than straight lemon and this doesn’t smell over powering at all. A wonderful blend and delicious to boot.

The best part? They filled up my tin for me that I brought in and it cost $7. I’d spend loads more on tea bags or buying loose leaf at T2. Bloody awesome value.

Again – not paid to support them. Just really psyched at how well this plastic free tea transfer is going.



Start today

So today I made a concerted effort to bring in my loose leaf tea to work. A coworker has a couple of tea pots in the office and said she was happy for me to use them and to leave my tea in her desk (next to the kettle so I don’t have to carry stuff upstairs with me).

I used the T2 tea French Earl Grey which comes in a tin of loose leaf… But the problem? When I bought the tea to ensure ‘freshness’ it was wrapped in plastic inside the tin. I bought this tea last year (well over 6 months ago tbh) and I can’t taste any difference since it’s been open so long.

Clearly this is super frustrating as I would love to just refill my specific earl grey tin with their tea, but I can’t (especially since I would like it to match the label on the tin!). So once I finish it I will be stocking up at my local bulk bin place with their tea instead.

So I still am using up the last of my tea bags, but I decided to start today anyway. Building the habits takes time, so I’m hoping this will help ease the process.

P.S. It’s bloody hot in Melbourne. Probs too hot for tea tbh.