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A Cup of Inspiration: Baking with Tea

Tea, with its aromatic leaves and rich flavours, isn’t just for sipping; it’s a versatile ingredient that can elevate your baking to new heights. In this blog post, we’ll embark on a culinary journey and explore the art of baking with tea. To sweeten the deal, we’ll share a delightful recipe for Earl Grey Tea Cookies that’s sure to awaken your taste buds.

The Magic of Tea in Baking

Tea leaves are brimming with unique flavours and fragrances waiting to infuse your baked goods with a touch of sophistication. When incorporated into your favourite recipes, tea can create depth, complexity, and a subtle hint of its signature aroma. It’s a secret ingredient that turns ordinary treats into extraordinary ones.

Recipe: Earl Grey Tea Cookies


  • 2 tablespoons Earl Grey tea leaves (removed from tea bags or loose-leaf)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Grind the Earl Grey tea leaves to a fine powder using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Stir in the ground Earl Grey tea leaves and vanilla extract until well combined.
  5. Gradually add the flour and salt to the mixture, mixing until a soft dough forms.
  6. Roll the dough into small balls (about 1 inch in diameter) and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Gently flatten each cookie with the bottom of a glass.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  8. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Once cooled, savour the delicate and fragrant Earl Grey Tea Cookies with a cup of your favourite tea.

Baking with tea is a delightful journey of flavour discovery. Whether it’s the subtle floral notes of Earl Grey, the earthy richness of matcha, or the comforting embrace of chai, tea can infuse your baked creations with a unique and enchanting twist. So, dust off your apron, brew a pot of tea for inspiration, and let the magic of tea elevate your baking to a whole new level.

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What’s the Tea on Matcha?

Matcha, the vibrant green powdered tea known for its brilliant colour and earthy flavour, has taken the world by storm. Beyond being a beloved tea, matcha is a versatile ingredient that adds a touch of elegance to both beverages and culinary creations. In this blog post, we’ll explore the wonders of matcha and share a delightful recipe for Matcha Crepes.

The Marvellous World of Matcha

Matcha is a type of green tea that’s grown and processed uniquely. The tea leaves are shaded before harvest, which enhances their chlorophyll content and imparts the distinctive green colour. After drying, the leaves are ground into a fine powder, giving us matcha as we know it today.

Sipping Serenity: Matcha Tea

In its simplest form, matcha is whisked with hot water to create a frothy, vibrant cup of tea. Unlike traditional tea, where leaves are steeped and removed, with matcha, you consume the whole leaf, which means you get all the goodness it has to offer. Matcha is revered for its calming yet energizing properties, making it an ideal choice for those seeking both focus and relaxation.

Culinary Delights with Matcha

Matcha’s versatility extends far beyond a simple cup of tea. It’s a delightful addition to a variety of culinary creations, from smoothies and desserts to savoury dishes. One particularly enchanting matcha treat is Matcha Crepes.

Recipe: Matcha Crepes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Organics for Lily matcha powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • A pinch of salt


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, Organics for Lily matcha powder, sugar, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and melted butter.
  3. Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, whisking continuously until you have a smooth batter.
  4. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and lightly grease it with butter or oil.
  5. Pour a small ladleful of batter into the skillet, swirling it to coat the bottom evenly. Cook until the edges start to lift and the crepe is lightly browned on the bottom.
  6. Carefully flip the crepe and cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute on the other side.
  7. Repeat the process with the remaining batter.
  8. Serve your Matcha Crepes with your favourite fillings. Some delightful options include whipped cream, fresh berries, honey, or a dusting of extra matcha powder.

Matcha is more than a tea; it’s a celebration of flavour, colour, and versatility. Whether you’re whisking it into a comforting cup or infusing it into delectable crepes, matcha adds a touch of magic to your culinary creations. Embrace the enchantment of matcha and let your creativity flow in the kitchen. From the first sip to the last bite, matcha invites you to savour life’s simple pleasures.

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Natural Healing for Everyday Health Concerns – How We Can Help


Unlocking the Wellness Secrets of Herbal Teas: A Journey to Health and Vitality

Welcome to the world of holistic wellness, where the age-old traditions of herbal remedies meet the comfort of a warm, soothing cup of tea. If you’re part of our community at Organics for Lily, you’re already familiar with the power of herbal organic teas. Today, let’s explore the incredible benefits they offer, each blend as unique as the body you’re in.

1. Natural Healing for Everyday Health Concerns

Herbal teas have been cherished for centuries for their medicinal properties. They can be your go-to solution for common health issues like digestion problems, insomnia, and stress. For women and men in their 20s, 30’s, 40s, 50s and beyond, these teas can offer gentle relief and support for age-related health concerns.

2. A Holistic Approach to Wellness

Our loose leaf organic herbal tea blends are designed with your overall well-being in mind. They embrace the principles of holistic medicine, aligning with the wisdom of traditional healing practices such as naturopathy and Chinese medicine. This means they don’t just target symptoms; they nurture your entire body and mind.

3. Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle

At Organics for Lily, we believe that a healthy lifestyle is a key to longevity and happiness. Our herbal teas are your allies on this journey. They encourage mindfulness and self-care, reminding you to take a moment each day to nurture yourself.

4. Supporting a Tranquil Mind

Menopause can bring about various emotional challenges. Herbal teas like chamomile and lavender can help soothe anxiety and promote relaxation. They’re like a warm hug for your mind.

5. Nourishing Your Body

Our teas are not just beverages; they’re elixirs of wellness. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, they offer a natural way to nourish your body as you age gracefully.

6. A Delicious Ritual

Sipping on a cup of herbal tea is more than just a habit; it’s a ritual of self-love. It’s a moment to pause, reflect, and recharge.

7. Personalized Solutions

We understand that every woman is unique. That’s why our wide range of loose leaf organic herbal tea blends caters to various tastes and health needs. Whether you’re looking for a soothing bedtime blend or an invigorating morning pick-me-up, we’ve got you covered.

In conclusion, the benefits of herbal teas are not just limited to taste; they encompass your entire well-being. If you’re looking for a natural way to address everyday health concerns, nurture your body and mind, and embrace a healthier lifestyle, our herbal organic teas are your trusted companions.

Start your journey to a healthier, happier you with Organics for Lily.

Cheers to the power of herbal teas and a life well-lived!

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Organics For Lily: Your Herbal Tea Specialty Store Online

Tea lovers have reason to rejoice as they can get their hands on the best herbal tea online from Organics For Lily. We are a tea specialty store that has a wide range of organic tea offerings from basic tea like green tea, black tea, and the like to herbal tea infusions and therapeutic tea choices. More than that, you will also find that we have tea accessories that will surely delight tea enthusiasts like our selection of tea bottles and mugs and our collection of infusers. We also have a variety of tea packs which are ideal for gifting.

Organics For Lily takes pride in having the highest quality of ingredients—100% certified organic—in its tea, meticulously blended and crafted by our tea master and naturopath. Choosing the best elements Mother Nature has to offer in the leafy acreage of Brisbane’s western corridor, our selection of tea offerings delivers not only the natural nutritional benefits of all things organic, but the tastiest herbal tea blends your taste buds will ever savour.

Our Herbal Tea Offerings

Our tea master has translated the artistic and creative sensibilities that revolve around naturopathic principles has brought about our very own in-house blends of herbal teas using organic and natural botanicals and aromatics.

Fall in love with our Licorice Love Tea. It’s the perfect mix of licorice root, cacao, cinnamon, chicory root, and mango that brings out a naturally sweet taste. If you need a pick-me-up, then Cool Vanilla will surely do the trick with its refreshing mix of spearmint and hawthorn berries with a little hint of vanilla. For a refreshing turn, let Refresh Me renew you with its blend of peppermint, spearmint, hyssop, and lavender that will surely perk you up.

For a little traditional flavour, we have Peppermint Tea and all its medicinal benefits; and our Lemongrass & Ginger Tea, another classic, that helps calm an upset stomach. These two should always come in handy so always have them in your kitchen. And speaking of traditional, nothing beats the seasonal flavour our Christmas Tea brings to the table. Its festive mix of peppermint, hibiscus, cloves, cinnamon, and apple truly makes it a season to be jolly.

Benefits of Drinking Herbal Tea

Because herbal teas are naturally caffeine-free, they generally soothe your nerves. Drinking herbal tea reduces stress and anxiety. Some herbal teas even lifts up your mood. Herbal tea made from 100% organic ingredients boosts the immune system effectively, protecting your body from diseases. Drinking it regularly aids in digestion, especially those with peppermint and ginger.

Herbal teas provide hydration better than coffee. They are a great alternative to water when you want to stay hydrated. Many herbal teas are very rich in antioxidants, especially if they’re 100% certified organic. As such, they promote a healthier skin when you regularly drink herbal teas, especially those with chamomile.

Organics For Lily is your specialty tea shop online where you can find the best herbal teas made from 100% organic and natural ingredients, lovingly created and masterfully crafted by our very own tea master and naturopath. With more than a decade of delivering the most delectable organic blends, our tea blends are infused with the natural and organic goodness Mother Nature has to offer.

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Go For Organic Herbal Tea

For your overall health and wellbeing, there’s an organic herbal tea specially made and blended by Organics For Lily. Carefully crafted by our very own tea master and naturopath, here is our selection of organic herbal teas that fulfill the basic elements of an authentic, quality organic herbal tea:

Ingredients that are certified organic. We only use certified organic and natural ingredients in our teas like its botanicals and aromatics that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. And because they’re all certified organic, you can reap the benefits of our organic herbal tea to its fullest. It’s also our contribution to supporting sustainable agriculture that’s totally chemical-free.

Packaging that is eco-friendly. One of the company’s principles is to minimise our carbon footprint. That’s why our tea products reflect that principle that extends to its packaging. We pack our products in eco-friendly, recyclable, and biodegradable materials.

Herbal tea cut. The botanicals we use in our organic herbal tea are specifically cut for herbal tea. You may be able to distinguish them from the other ingredients in the filter; they are usually bright, uniformly cut, and have a colour. The herbal cut prepares them for decoctions and infusions.

Expertly handcrafted. Organics For Lily employs the expertise and knowledge of a tea master and naturopath whose passion for tea making and tea brewing have helped us create our very own range of therapeutic, loose leaf herbal teas that nourish the soul and improve your overall wellbeing. These are blends that centre around a naturopathic philosophy and evidence-based research.

Benefits of Organic Herbal Teas

Organic herbal teas generally help the body maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria in the digestive system so you can better digest and process food and absorb its nutrients properly. It also boosts the body’s antioxidant levels to combat free radicals and various age-related diseases. The vitamins and minerals from the organic herbal ingredients are rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that help strengthen the immune system. And of course, organic herbal teas soothe the body and the mind like no other tea!

Our Expertly Crafted Selection

Licorice Love Tea – naturally sweet, the blend of licorice root, cacao, cinnamon, chicory root, and mango will add spice to a romantic moment.

Peppermint Tea – made from 100% certified organic peppermint leaves, you’re sure to benefit from its medicinal effects.

Refresh Me Tea – need a pep up? This one’s blended with peppermint, spearmint, hyssop, and lavender that will totally refresh and give you the boost you need.

Lemongrass & Ginger Tea – a classic, this herbal blend calms an upset stomach and relieves indigestion. Truly handy to include in your pantry.

Cool Vanilla Tea – a refreshing blend of spearmint and hawthorn berries with a little hint of vanilla, this blend gives you a minty tonic to get you going.

Christmas Tea – a festive seasonal blend of peppermint, hibiscus, cloves, cinnamon, and apple that sets the tone for the season and its good tidings.

Organics For Lily is your online tea shop where you can find the best organic herbal tea made from 100% organic and natural ingredients crafted by our very own tea master and naturopath. You can’t go wrong when you’re on your way to a healthy lifestyle. Go for organic herbal teas only from Organics For Lily.

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Choose The Organic Tea That’s Right For You


If you’re at a loss when it comes to what organic tea you need, don’t be discouraged. Organics For Lily has made your journey to a healthy lifestyle easy by producing the best organic teas on the market today. By using only certified organic ingredients, the created blends have been meticulously selected to promote naturopathic values that are backed by evidence-based research. These make our organic teas stand out among other regular teas on the market today.

From organic tea to weight loss tea, Organics For Lily brings you an exceptional range of therapeutic, loose leaf teas that nourish the soul and improve overall health and wellbeing. Best of all, they’re all organic, bringing you the healthy goodness of tea plus a significant amount of antioxidants that help reduce the many risk of countless diseases which include heart diseases and certain cancers. And because organic teas aren’t created equal, there are a number of organic tea varieties which you can choose from, depending on what you want to savour in the moment.

What’s On Offer

We offer organic tea in the following varieties: Chai Tea, Black Tea, Green Tea, Herbal Infusions, and Therapeutic Tea. Each variety has its own characteristics and if you’re adventurous, you can try them all one at a time! We’re giving you a rundown of the varieties below for your information.

Chai Tea. Comes in Traditional, Vanilla, and Spicy Flavours. Basically, it consists of black tea, milk, spices, and honey or sugar. It has a fragrant and sweet aroma. The most common spices used in Chai Tea are cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Some use nutmeg, fennel, or peppercorns.

Black Tea. Comes in English Breakfast. Black Tea is made from a bush called Camellia sinensis. English Breakfast is black tea that’s got a full-bodied blend, rich, and goes well with milk or creamer and sugar. And it has caffeine as well.

Green Tea. Comes in Matcha, Citrus Green, Cool Mint Green, Berry Green, Clean Green, Green Blossom, and Sencha Green. Green Tea is made from tea leaves that are not oxidised, making it one of the least processed teas. As such, it contains the most antioxidants that can help prevent certain cancers and aid in weight loss.

Herbal Infusions. Comes in the following blends: Christmas Tea, Licorice Love Tea, Peppermint Tea, Refresh Me Tea, Lemongrass & Ginger Tea, and Cool Vanilla Tea. These teas are a blend of herbs, flowers, spices, and dried fruit, brewed the way traditional teas that come in loose leaf, sachets, or bags are brewed.

Therapeutic Tea. Organics For Lily has a wide selection of Therapeutic Teas. These are tea blends created through homeopathic principles using organic ingredients. More than providing relief and calm with every cup, each blend we have can address a variety of health concerns, from cleansing to energising your body.


Find the right organic tea for you at Organics For Lily. We have more than a decade of promoting and improving the health and wellbeing of Australians through our wide range of herbal teas that nourish the body and the soul.

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Managing Cold & flu

Despite your best efforts at preventing infection through diet, exercise and supplementation, at some stage this winter you may succumb to a cold or flu.  As stress or life events can make it hard to maintain healthy habits that help keep your immune defences strong.   If you do find yourself feeling run down, there are measures you can take to get you back on your feet. 

The common cold and influenza (flu) are both caused by viruses, most commonly the rhinovirus. What many people may not realise is that antibiotics only target bacteria and are not able to kill the viruses responsible for colds and flu. Fortunately there are herbs and nutrients that can help manage these viral infections and keep your immune system strong.

A number of traditional herbs have been clinically shown to improve immune function and reduce symptoms of the common cold and flu.  Our cold & flu blend is a must have in our wellness arsenal and contains peppermint, yarrow and elder flower.  Mucus and phlegm are signs that your immune system is hard at work, but the resulting congestion can lead to blocked sinuses and breathing difficulty.   The decongestant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of peppermint may help to reduce the nasal and sinus congestion that accompanies upper respiratory tract infections.  Yarrow and elder flower are antibacterial and antiviral and help boost the immune system.

If a cold or flu finds its way to you this winter and is stopping you from performing at your best, don’t despair – our cold and flu tea can help get you back in the game again.   We would also recommend a herbal or nutritional formula with antiviral, anti-inflammatory, decongestant and immune-boosting power to support your convalescence. 

Don’t be a hero and keep on truckin’!  Make sure you take some much needed time out to rest and recuperate, this reduces the risk of spreading the infection and assists in a speedy recovery.  The lifestyle prescription when you are unwell is sleep, sleep and more sleep!  Focus your efforts on restoring your energy levels with warm, nourishing foods such as soups; drink plenty of fluids to replace those lost as you blow your nose repeatedly; and avoid mucus-promoting, inflammatory foods such as dairy and processed foods.

Take care and be well.


Melissa Khonsavang 
BHSc – Naturopathy
Organics for lily

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Labour tea

Are you or someone you know PREGNANT? Ever thought of using RASPBERRY LEAF tea to facilitate labour? Want to learn more?

Raspberry leaf preparations have been used since ancient times to prepare the uterus for birth in an attempt to facilitate a complication free labour.   It’s traditionally taken as a partus preparatory to prepare the uterus for delivery and to facilitate labour.  It doesn’t induce labor but increases the strength and amplitude of contractions.  It helps to bring the uterus down quickly therefore reducing the risk of infection.  Research suggests that Raspberry leaf may increase the regularity and decrease the frequency of uterine contractions.  Other studies have shown it to shorten the second stage of labour and;  Reduce the likelihood of preterm and posterm labour. Most women who take raspberry leaf tea go into labour on or before their due date.

Raspberry leaf can also help with the production and maintenance of breast milk

Avoid taking it in the first trimester of pregnancy.

It may reduce the absorption of some vitamins and minerals so it’s very important to consult your naturopath before taking this tea.

Raspberry leaf tea should be started in your second trimester (around 20 weeks) and the dosage increased until 1 week post partum.

As much as you are tempted to start taking Raspberry leaf at 39 weeks when you have kankles, are peeing every 5 minutes, can’t sleep and feel like a beached wale.  Taking it a week before you are due doesn’t have any effect. Research has indicated it needs to be gradually increased well before your due date.  So make sure you start drinking in your second trimester.

Start drinking 1 cup (500 mg) per day at 20/40 weeks and increase every few weeks until drinking 4 cups per day. Continue drinking 4 cups until 1 week after delivery
An example of this is;
20/40-25/40 – 1 cup (500mg/d)
25/40 to 30/40 – 2 cups (2x500mg)
30/40 to 34/40 – 3 cups (3x500mg)
34/40 to delivery – 4 cups (4x500mg)
If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment below or email me at
Labour tea is now available on our website
Good luck 🙂
written by Melissa Khonsavang
BHSc – Naturopathy
Organics for lily
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Rebalance me Ice Tea Recipe

With the weather heating up its the perfect time to get your favourite ice tea brewing.  One of the favs here at OFL is the Rebalance me ice tea and here is how you brew…



1. Place 1 heaped teaspoon of rebalance me tea leaves into a tea strainer.

2. Place strainer in a tea cup and fill cup 1/3 full with boiling water (enough to cover tea leaves).

3. Let tea leaves steep in water for 20-30 minutes and allow to cool.

4. Once completely cooled, add 3-5 sliced strawberries, ice cubes and top up with cold water if needed, garnish with a mint leaf and enjoy!


This recipe can also be used for our Tea Bottles

  • Small 300ml Tea bottle use 1 heaped teaspoon
  • Medium 400ml Tea bottle use 2 teaspoons
  • Large 500ml Tea bottle use 2 heaped teaspoons

Just remember the tea bottle will take a while to cool, so brew well in advance or brew in a tea cup (as per above) then transfer into your bottle.


To make a brew for your next party in a fancy drink dispenser use 50g (1 box) of tea leaves in a medium size saucepan, fill with boiling water place lid on and let steep for 30 minutes.  Remove lid and let cool for 10 minutes. Using a sieve of anything you have with small holes, strain tea into 6L drink dispenser.  Allow to cool.  Once cool, add ice, half a punnet of strawberries and 4 mint leaves.  Top up with cold water and enjoy…


Happy brewing Tea Lovers!

Mel   xxx

Naturopath (BHSc-Nat)