Waterloo tea + technology + care and attention

We love tea just as much as coffee at Honey + Harvey and go to great lengths to serve our customers the perfect cup every time.  

Tea is 99% water so water quality is vital when it comes to the perfect brew. We use an Everpure MRS-350BL to purify ours with reverse osmosis while maintaining ideal mineral content levels. For the best tasting cup of tea, our water always has a TDF level of 115 ppm +/- 5%.

With our Marco Twin Uber Boiler, we set the water temperature to the precise required temperature for each variety of tea. We then brew the tea for each variety’s optimal amount of time. As true tea lovers know, every variety of tea has its own ideal water temperature and brew time. Delicate teas, such as green tea, need cooler water and shorter infusions while hearty black teas need hot water and a longer brew.

After much deliberation, we chose Waterloo Tea as our supplier. Nobody takes their tea more seriously than Waterloo Tea, which was founded by pharmacist Kasim Ali in 2008. His mission was to dramatically improve the quality of tea available in cafés – and we’re proud to be playing our part in achieving that goal. 

Real organic milk

If you take milk with your tea, you'll be glad to know we only serve tasty organic milk from cows that graze on nutritious clover-rich pastures free from pesticides or artificial fertilisers.


Black Tea

Honey + Harvey Breakfast

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Our premium single estate breakfast tea has a robust and flavourful taste
profile that is rich and malty with subtle notes of chocolate.

Our breakfast tea is a pure Dian Hong style black tea harvested from Yunnan’s antique
tea trees.


Meghalya

This is a delicate yet rich infusion from the state of Meghalaya which sits between Darjeeling and Assam. Originally designated for tea production when the British arrived 200 years, the plans were shelved and only revived in 2002 (Lakyrsiew translates as 'Awakening'). Since then, they have been producing teas of the highest quality, reaching huge figures at auction. A true connoisseur's tea. Opening with subtlety and sweetness , followed by rich notes of chocolate and caramel.

The autumn harvest being our favourite, we have exclusively purchased the top grade harvest in 2015.


Earl Grey

A British tea classic. This citrus-scented tea blend dates back to the 19th Century Sino-British trade of opium, tea, silk and porcelain.

Our Earl Grey blends bold flavoured Yunnan Dian Hong harvested from antique tea trees with natural Bergamot citrus from Sicily.


Decaffeinated Breakfast

This is a flavoursome, rich blend of African teas for those who want to watch their caffeine intake.

It’s decaffeinated by a natural CO2 process that does not use any chemicals. This reduces the level of caffeine to 0.2% without losing any of the flavour.


Vanilla Black

Decadent and creamy with the sweet enchanting flavour of real vanilla.

Vanilla is the bean-shaped seedpod of an orchid vine indigenous to Veracruz in Mexico and has an ancient history as an Aztec medicine and aphrodisiac. Organic vanilla pods are used in the blend of this tea.


WHITE TEA

White Peony 

White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) is the most common style of traditional white tea and consists of two tealeaves and a silvery bud. Bai Mu Dan is prized for its smooth, sweet flavor and slightly woody, toasted aroma.

Gentle processing and a unique withering process result in an amber-orange infusion with low astringency, weighty mouth-feel and a mild flavour that pairs well with most foods.


Peach Blossom

White teas hand blended with the natural essences of succulent peaches and tangerines. The flavour of sweet peaches is well balanced with accents of fresh citrus and white tea character.


GREEN TEA

Dragon Well Organic

Our Dragon Well is mellow and smooth with a fresh finish and roasted chestnut aroma. Dragon Well (Long Jing) is the most famous Chinese green tea, named after the Dragon’s Well landmark in the West lake area of the Zhejiang, where the tea originated.

A pan-fired green tea that is flat fried by hand in large woks. It is performed one small batch at a time according to an artisan processing technique that yields a tea with leaves shaped like the blade of a sword.


Jasmin Pearl

The most tender green tealeaves and silvery down-covered buds are hand rolled into small pearls and naturally scented with the essence of fresh jasmine blossoms.

The fragrant blossoms are mixed with a reserve Dragon Pearl several times until it becomes infused with the sweet flavour and heady aroma of real jasmine.

More than 10 kilos of fresh jasmine flowers are used to scent each kilo of dried Dragon Pearl green tea.


Sencha Organic

This is the most beloved tea of Japan. Developed in the 18th century, the process of making Sencha has evolved into the art and science of preserving the fresh green character and healthy components of tea leaves.

Our Sencha is organically cultivated in Kagoshima, Japan, where the beneficial climate, rich volcanic soil and abundant hot springs give the tea a deep juicy flavour.


PUERH

Vintage Puer 

Earthy, rich and smooth with the comforting aroma of autumn leaves.

Puerh tea is so different to other teas. Those that truly love Puerh tea find that its appeal is not just in its unique flavours and textures, but also in the way it soothes both mind and body. It has been touted as a weight loss miracle, originally by the Chinese and more recently by celebrities. Puerh teas can be aged for up to 50 years in humidity- and temperature-controlled conditions to produce teas that have a typically earthy, mature,
smooth flavour and aroma. The teas are named after Puerh city in Yunnan province which was once the main trading centre for teas made in the area.


OOLONG TEA

Iron Goddess

Tae Kuan Yin is known as Iron Goddess of Mercy and is the most famous oolong tea. Our special grade of this tea is hand-harvested from the soft stem Wu-Yi tea bush cultivar that is descended from the original tea bushes introduced to Taiwan from Fujian in the 19th Century.

Made according to the traditional Tae Kuan Yin oxidation and bamboo coal baking techniques developed in China’s Fujian province. 

A light golden-amber infusion with a smooth body and sweet finish. Its aroma is profoundly reminiscent of baked grain and dried apricot.


Wuyi

The cliffs of Northern Fujian’s Wuyi Mountains are an important tea producing area with a long history. Wuyi’s flavour is quite unique with sweet notes of raisin sugar, honeysuckle and roasted barley.

Organic Wuyi Mountain Oolong is great with any meal and makes superb cold tea for the summer season.


ROOIBOS

Organic Rooibos

Also known as African Red Bush, Rooibos is a nutritious herb with bountiful health benefits. Prepared like tea, its an all natural, caffeine free source of powerful antioxidants that can strengthen the body’s natural immunity against ageing and disease. Rooibos contains Vitamin C and E as well as iron, zinc, potassium and calcium. It promotes restful sleep and relaxation.

Devoid of bitterness it is naturally sweet without sugar. It grows only in specific microclimates of South Africa, and was originally drunk by the nomadic tribes inhabiting the Western Cape.


Peppermint & Rooibos

Peppermint Rooibos has a deep red infusion with a fresh minty flavour and aroma. The rooibos in the blend completes the drink, rounding off the mint with a sweet edge. A firm favourite.


INFUSION

Organic Peppermint

Peppermint is proven to be calming and soothing to the digestive system. It gives a naturally caffeine-free, refreshing minty infusion far superior to any peppermint teabag on the market today.


Organic Chamomile

Cherished throughout the world for its calming and digestive properties. Our chamomile gives a naturally caffeine-free, golden infusion with the aroma of blossoms and a clean fragrant taste.


Red Berry

Luscious currants and delicious forest berries complement this fruity and balanced blend with a wonderful scarlet red infusion that refreshes and rejuvenates.