Dec 102013
 

Kate TVTH

This is Kate. She’s a super mummy taking on the Sydney Foodie scene and making big waves.

She started The Vegan Teahouse after many years working for a big Telco. Obviously the corporate thing wasn’t for her and Thank God! as now she’s creating the most delectable Vegan treats like Brownies, Banana Bread, Loose Leaf Teas, Cheesecakes and a sensational Hazelnut Spread (just to name a few). All her products are Vegan (but of course, you don’t have to be Vegan to love them) refined sugar free, several are gluten & nut free and she uses the loveliest produce she can lay her hands on.

The Vegan Teahouse has built up a loyal following in a very short time and Kate’s stuff is now stocked in over 14 stores in Sydney & Melbourne and is ever – expanding. She’s an inner-Sydney local and can be seen at markets and community events the city over, teaching us all to be aware of where and how our food is produced.

We were lucky enough to try out a few treats and here are our thoughts:

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D – I had the awesome Banana Bread (Britney), Super Yummy Brownies (Alex & Grace) and Hazel, the Choc Hazelnut Butter. They were all YUM. I did have my doubts about Britney (as I’m not a massive banana bread fan) however she had just the right amount of Banana and was not too sweet which made her perfect!

The Brownies were almost fully stolen by my children (proof kids will love this stuff!) and I was lucky to get only a little of both. I have decided that between them – Grace is the go. Nutty, Choc-o-packed and the perfect size for scoffing!

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The Hazel was a bit of total awesomeness. Just like Nutella except a little crunchier, and much healthier too. We ALL loved Hazel and I made a great breakfast of Pancakes with Rasperries, to which Hazel made the perfect addition!

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Mel- I received two of The Vegan Teahouse teas to try – Amrita (spicy, caffeine free chai) and Penny (fennel & peppermint blend).
I’ll admit from the start that I don’t normally drink chai because I can’t abide milk in my tea, but I do love herbal teas, especially ones with a bit of spice.
They BOTH smell fantastic, in fact I was quite tempted to dump the whole pack of Amrita in the bathtub and have a steamy soak in the tub amongst the aroma!

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Instead, I made up a pot and had it sans milk and I must say, I really enjoyed it even though its not really meant to be drunk that way!

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The Penny is my favourite, perfect for my sensitive tummy and the peppermint hit is perfect for a pick me up when the kids were wearing me down!

The blend was not too strong (sometimes I find peppermint gets overpowering in tea blends, not so here) and really well balanced.

The Vegan Teahouse does not currently have an online store but Kate tells us this is in the works. In the meantime, you can contact Kate if you would like to place an order, or visit one of her stockists. You can also keep up with all the Vegan Teahouse news on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

She will also be at Sydney’s first Christmas Artisan Food Market at the Hyde Park Barracks on December 18, so if you head on down between 4:00pm – 9:00pm you will be able to say hi yourself and pickup some really tasty treats for easy Christmas gifts (Gold Coin Entry).

THE GIVEAWAY!!

We have 1 sample pack of Penny and Amrita teas to give away to one lucky person who comments on this post offering a new Tea flavour combo you would love to see at The Vegan Teahouse.  (You must be an Australian Resident to enter).  The most mouthwatering combo will win – so get thinking!!  

Entries are open until midnight, Friday 13 December, 2013.  Winners will be notified by email and the judges decision is final. 

N:B – This is not a sponsored post. We did not receive payment for this post but we did get yummy things from The Vegan Teahouse to try. All opinions expressed are own own.

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  9 Responses to “Road Test Tuesday (and Tea Giveaway!) – The Vegan Teahouse”

  1.  

    love tea love tea love tea!

  2.  

    Lime & Ginger would be awesome. Lime – because it is refreshing & ginger for inner harmony (or some such thing.) Good for tummies anyway.

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    Like Mary, I would love some kind of ginger tea, perhaps also with lemon instead of lime. I bought a Liptons ginger and lemon mix the other day and blahhhhh – gross and chemically tasting!! So I have been soaking lemon and ginger myself, but of course being a busy (read lazy) Mumma, if I could get away with just popping some tea leaves in a pot I would love that!
    Also tried a yummy licorice tea the other day, so perhaps some kind of licorice blend would be interesting.
    Ummmmmm, any kind of berry blend and/or citrusy blend would be yummo too I think!

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      Lemon and Ginger is a favourite for me when I’m feeling under the weather :) I used to drink licorice tea a lot, haven’t had it in ages though. You’ve inspired me to go search some out again! ~Mel~

  4.  

    I am more of a berry girl so would like something like Blackcurrent and Raspberry but given its common flavour combo it doesn’t make it a very exciting combo.

  5.  

    I am a big fan of lemon verbena – just the smell of it makes me relaxed! So I am thinking of 2 different tea mixes: 1. Lemon verbena and mint – great for your digestive system and would be delicoius as an iced-tea over summer too!
    2. My second tea combination would be a fruit and spicy tea including a combination of lemon verbena, camomile, orange zest, cloves and cinnamon. That would be warming in winter (and think of the delicious smell) and has all the right ingredients for a Xmas tea. Could be consumed chilled as well with a cinnamon stick as decoration!
    Go the Lemon Verbena!

  6.  

    Hello everyone!
    Thanks for your awesome entries, a winner has been chosen!
    Congratulations to Bella with her delicious sounding Lemon Verbena based teas.
    We’ll be in touch via email :)

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