who we are
Kirsten has lived in Apollo Bay for most of her life, and is always up for a bit of scandalous gossip (who isn’t?!). Amy moved here 10 years ago for a quiet sea change after having grown up enjoying the beach of her childhood home of Ocean Grove. In our twenties, on our favourite list of hobbies was nothing more than having a good meal with a drink, a g&t kind of drink. Followed by more drinks at various establishments. Our thirties hit us up with pregnancies and adjustments needed to be made for our new stage of life.
We wanted to change our lifestyles. We had other mini human beings to think of. Putting the gin bottle down, we started drinking green tea bags but we weren’t huge fans; it was on our least favourite list. Then one day while having a cup of tea (and eating), we stopped for a moment with the gossip and realised we could probably make our own tea. Tea that we enjoyed the taste of. Bam.
After a year of researching, crafting and tastings we finally had a handful of teas we wanted to share with friends and family. We then developed more recipes and wanted to share our new love with more folk, which saw us head to the markets and the online world. We love making tea blends. It’s therapy! With all the divine scents and all the amazing colours, and the taste of a freshly brewed cup is now on our favourite hobby list.
Over summer Kirsten has still needed that tea fix in the heat and has tweaked some of those blends to be able to turn into delicious iced teas (with a ‘little’ dash of vodka in the evenings if need be). During any tea gathering she is never one to waste an opportunity and uses this as an excuse to whip up a homemade moist tea cake or two.
Amy’s favourite meal of the day is breakfast. Her ideal morning consists of an early morning workout and coming home to an awesome, wholesome meal that will leave her energised for the day. Not having much time in the mornings, so healthy, quick and easy is best, served of course with one of our organic loose leaf teas. Check out our recipe page where we share our food love with you.
Both of us believe passionately about good quality, organic, wholesome products. Taste is always essential for us when making tea blends. We embrace age old recipes, enhanced for modern tastes and devote our time to formulating unique recipes and infusing scents that capture our love of tea. Our teas are blended in our small studio along the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay Victoria. A beautifully area of coastline in the south west of Victoria. From this serene place we make black, green and herbal tea blends whilst having a strong focus on utilising organic ingredients of the finest quality and where possible, source these locally or within Australia. We choose the finest organic quality for your enjoyment (and ours!) and all of our products are created from scratch. We prefer to make smaller batches, more frequently, so that our customers receive a fresh product that is vibrant and invigorating. Our aim is to make beautiful organic products with simple packaging, not the other way around.
But most of all we are just a couple of loose leaf tea freaks, doing what we love, and sharing what we love. xx
tea & scandal
22 great ocean road
apollo bay, victoria
54 costin street
apollo bay, victoria 3233
Amy 0408 379 615
Kirsten 0421 620 440