• How many cups per day should I drink of my wellness teas?
    We recommend using 3 grams (1 level teaspoon) per cup, and 1 to 3 cups of tea per day. For our Sleep tea, we recommend 1-2 cups, 30 minutes to 1 hour before sleep. Each blend has more specific dosages and directions listed in each description in our online store.
  • Which blends are vegan?
    Our Honey Spiced Chai is our only blend that is not classed as a vegan product, as it uses locally farmed honey.
  • Which teas can I give my children to drink?
    Chamomile, Peppermint, Lemongrass and Ginger, Caffeine Free Chai and Calming are some of our gentle, caffeine free options which children may enjoy. We recommend 1-2 cups per day for children, using 1-3g (half – one teaspoon per cup).
  • Are your teas gluten free?
    Each one of the ingredients in our teas is gluten-free, however, we unfortunately cannot 100% guarantee that there won’t be traces of gluten in our blends. What we can guarantee is that we don’t add any of these contaminants to our products and we do our absolute best to ensure our suppliers and associated supply chain implement best practice to ensure none of these contaminants are present.
  • Which blends are FODMAP friendly?
    Most ingredients used in our blends are low FODMAP herbs, teas and spices. But please take the time to read the ingredients listed for each tea so that you can make sure the ingredients suit your exact dietary requirements. As each individual can tolerate different amounts of certain foods, it is best to go through each blend to see what fits best with your current state of health. Our Honey Spiced Chai is not recommended, as the blend contains high fructose content from the honey. Turmeric tea, Peppermint, Dandelion Chai, Lemongrass and Ginger and Digestive tea may be beneficial for those wishing to support digestive function and gut health.
  • Which blends are safe to drink during pregnancy?
    Just as every individual has a unique constitution and a different state of health, a woman’s pregnancy can be just as unique. Our pregnancy range has been formulated to support and optimise women’s health for each specific part of the pregnancy journey. Unfortunately, we cannot design blends, which are perfect for everyone’s specific health requirements as each individual is so unique. We trust that you will be guided by your own state of health and personal wellbeing and simply use our blends which are appropriate for you. We recommended that you do not drink these blends if you are taking medications, if you suffer from hypertension, or if you are seeking other medical treatment. If you are unsure about any of the ingredients or potential interactions, it is extremely important that you seek advice from your health care practitioner. We have composed our list of blends, which are most appropriate for each trimester as a guide, but as with everything in pregnancy, please do not consume anything that you don’t feel comfortable with, or if you feel you may have an issue with any ingredients at all, we recommend you avoid it.
  • Which teas help with conception?
    To begin your journey into motherhood, our naturopath has designed a Fertility blend, which helps to support natural conception and increase your fertility potential. Red clover, chaste tree and raspberry leaf, have traditionally been used to support hormonal balance, regulate the menstrual cycle and support reproductive health. This blend was designed to assist with natural conception, as an alternative to undertaking IVF treatment. We do not recommend using this blend in conjunction with IVF treatment, or with any medications, as the effects on the hormonal system may interfere with IVF treatment or certain medications, at a time when hormones must be strictly controlled and monitored. This blend is not recommended for individuals suffering from hyperprolactinaemia or raised prolactin levels. Once you fall pregnant we recommend you discontinue taking Fertility tea.
  • What tea is safe to drink in the first trimester?
    Once conception has occurred, you may like to try one of the following teas: Caffeine Free Chai, ChamomileLemongrass and Ginger, Peppermint, Calming, Rooibos and Morning Wellness. Our Morning Wellness blend has been designed to support a women’s health during the first trimester and is based on herbs, which have traditionally been used to reduce nausea and stabilise blood sugar levels. Peppermint, Cinnamon and Ginger have traditionally been used to support digestive function, reduce nausea, and balance blood sugar levels. Subtle tones of Lemon balm offer nervous system support to help calm your mind and body. This blend is based on certified organic ingredients, it is caffeine free and contains only natural herbs, tea and spice. We recommend 1-2 cups of this blend per day.
  • What tea is safe to drink in the second and third trimesters?
    We offer a Pregnancy blend for pregnant women, which can be consumed from week 13 onwards. This blend is based on herbs that have traditionally been used to support pregnancy through trimesters two and three. These herbs including nettle leaf, chamomile and ginger, have traditionally been used for their nutrient-dense qualities, and to support the nervous system. We recommend 1-2 cups of this blend per day. Other blends that pregnant women may enjoy during the second and third trimester include; Caffeine Free Chai, Chamomile, Lemongrass and Ginger, Peppermint, Calming, Rooibos, Caffeine Free Chai, Coco Orange, Floral Love and Turmeric tea..
  • What tea is safe to drink in the third trimester?
    During trimester three, pregnant women may continue to enjoy our Pregnancy tea, or any of the blends listed for trimester two. Raspberry leaf tea has traditionally been used to support women during the third trimester and during post birth recovery. You may like to add it to your Pregnancy tea during trimester three or take it on its own. Raspberry leaf has been traditionally been used during the later stages of pregnancy to strengthen and tone the uterus, in preparation for childbirth. Raspberry leaf is nutrient rich, and can also be taken post birth to help promote healthy recovery.
    Throughout pregnancy, we do not recommend you consume any blends, which support detoxification. Detoxification may encourage the release of toxins that have been stored away in your cells, to travel back into your blood stream, which may expose the fetus to the toxins. We don’t recommend you consume any blends, which contain licorice, as this may contribute to hypertension. We also recommend pregnant women avoid excessive stimulation from caffeine, we believe caffeine free blends are more appropriate at this time.
  • Which teas are safe to drink while breastfeeding?
    Our Breastfeeding tea was designed by our naturopath and is based on herbal galactagogues including fennel, fenugreek and caraway seeds, which have traditionally been used to support healthy lactation and ease digestion for both mother and baby. This blend is certified organic, and caffeine free, and completely free from any flavours, and sweeteners as we don’t use any ingredients which are not natural. This blend has become one of our most popular items and we have had a great deal of positive feedback from women specifically suffering from poor lactation, and lacking milk supply, who have taken this tea and had positive results. We would recommend this blend if a Mother is lacking in milk supply and is looking to increase milk production, or if her child is suffering from digestive issues or colic.
    If you are breastfeeding, our ChamomileLemongrass and Ginger, Peppermint, Calming, Rooibos, Caffeine Free Chai and Turmeric tea are a few blends you may also enjoy. These teas are all caffeine free and additional details on each blend can be found by clicking on each blend listed above.
    As with everything during pregnancy and breastfeeding, we have designed our blends to generally be of benefit to most women, but each individual’s state of health is unique, and we trust that the individual will avoid any herbs, tea or ingredients which may not be appropriate for their state of health and well-being.
  • What makes your products certified organic?
    We believe products that are the best for your health are the ones that have no hidden ingredients and no unnecessary additives or flavours. At Love Tea we choose to use high quality, certified organic ingredients, which are often sourced directly from around the world. We believe organic ingredients taste better, are better for your health and are better for the environment. This is why we are certified by Australian Certified Organic.
  • What environmental responsibilities do you have in place?
    From the very beginning we have always had a clear direction to operate an environmentally responsible business. We partner with 1% for the Planet where we are dedicated to donating 1% of annual revenues to a range of environmental organisations worldwide. We feel it is our environmental responsibility to reduce our negative impact on the environment and continue to support non-for-profit organisations who are working towards improving the natural environment for future generations.
  • What is your tea bag material made from?
    We are happy to say that we use a non plastic, biodegradable, plant based mesh for our pyramid tea bags. The material we use for these bags is called “Soilon”, which is produced in Japan, China and Morocco and has met all compostability standards in Japan, North America and Europe.
    We have personally tested these pyramid tea bags and witnessed them breakdown in our own home compost, however it is important to note, they will definitely take longer than other compost items to decompose. The material manufacturers recommend commercial composting as a quicker alternative to address this longer time of breakdown.
    If you are looking for the most environmentally friendly option, we will always recommend drinking loose leaf tea. You can learn more about our packaging choices here.
  • Do your tea bags contain plastic?
    The short answer is no, the material itself is not made of plastic, it is made out of biodegradable plant-based material called soilon which is vastly different to plastic based nylon. Of course, like microplastics, there is no plastic intentionally added to our teabags and it is not part of the ingredients or the makeup of material we use, however, can we 100% guarantee that it doesn’t exist? No, and don’ think anyone can, Microplastics in varying size particles are present in the air we breathe and in all types of water (including rain) so it is impossible that we can 100% guarantee there are no microplastics, in the same way, we can not 100% guarantee that there are no traces of gluten, pesticides and basically anything else of concern. What we can guarantee is that we don’t add any of these contaminants to our products and we do our absolute best to ensure our suppliers and associated supply chain implement best practice to ensure none of these contaminants are present.
  • Are the clear bags plastic?
    The clear pouch that holds all tea products (Loose leaf and tea bags) inside the box is made from a plant based cellophane material called NatureFlex.
    This is not a fossil fuel based polypropylene as is often used with food packaging so it can be placed in your home compost and will successfully breakdown in a few months.
    We spend a significant amount extra each year to choose more environmentally responsible packaging options. You can learn more about our packaging choices here.
  • How can I compost Love Tea packaging?
    Love Tea boxes, cellophane pouches and pyramid tea bags are all biodegradable and can be placed into your home compost to breakdown. This is what we do with all of our tea packaging including tea bags.
    But please note, we have personally tested these tea bags and witnessed them breakdown in our own home compost, however, they will definitely take longer than other compost items to decompose.
    We recommend placing them in a warm secure composting environment, and not just simply placing them in the garden.
    The material manufacturers recommend commercial composting as a quicker alternative to address this longer time of breakdown.
  • Are your products fairtrade?
    We fairly source the majority of our ingredients directly from the growing communities and cooperatives who produce them. We pay fair trade premiums for the ingredients purchased from fair trade farms and continually strive to learn more about the challenges that the growers face in their regions. There are 2 main components to being fair trade certified.
    (1) Premiums: Premiums are an additional percentage, that you pay as a customer, that goes directly into a community run trust account, for the community to use on particular projects that they vote to be of most importance. These could be water wells, community halls, delivery vehicles etc. This is in addition to the per kg / per unit cost of any goods purchased.
    (2) Licence Fee: Licence fees are paid directly to the parent organisation, in this case, Fairtrade, as a fee for using their mark to promote products. These fees don’t assist lowest-paid workers in countries abroad but are more of a fee for the use of their logo. We have decided to pay the premiums to producers of our ingredients at an above-market “fair trade” premium at farm level. For farms to receive the premium they must meet specific labour, environmental and production standards that are audited by Fairtrade international. We believe this is the best way to empower growers and drive the sustainable development of the industry around the world. We have been lucky enough to see first hand some of the benefits to communities these premiums supply and we are really proud of our decision to support these initiatives. After a lot of thought, we have chosen to not proceed with the Fairtrade Licensing due to a number of factors specifically what the contribution would do to benefit farmers at origin and the restrictions on where we would need to place the logo on our packaging.
  • What is the individually wrapped tea bag material made from?
    These are currently being made with a mix of biodegradable paper and a non biodegradable foil lining. We are aware we need to find a better solution here and are currently working on this. This was the only option available when we first printed the film but we have recently been working with a new film manufacturer to produce samples of better alternatives with regards to biodegradability. The challenge has been to get the material tested and compatible on the film printing machines which is taking some time to arrange unfortunately. We are 100% committed to this fully biodegradable option but at the moment we don’t have an exact timeline when it will be available. As soon as we have this available we will be sure to let everyone know.
  • Are your products grown in Australia?
    The ingredients in our teas are not grown in Australia. On our website, each product has a tab titled “Origin” and this states the countries that supply the ingredients for that product. We always ethically and fairly source our tea and ingredients, and as a result, we always pay a premium for them. Once they arrive in Australia, we blend them and pack them in Victoria. We only have one blend which is 100% grown, produced and packed in Australia, and that’s our Australian Sencha. It is grown on a plantation in Northern Victoria, and is one of our finest blends.
  • Where do you source your ingredients?
    It depends on the blend and the seasons. As many factors, such as environmental and economic changes can affect our raw ingredients, the plantations and countries can change from season to season. Each blend has an “Origin” tab, which lists the countries from which we source the ingredients in that particular blend.
  • Can I buy tea from your warehouse
    We are working toward opening a retail shopfront in the near future, but in the meantime, you are able to select ‘Local Pickup’ at checkout. We will then send you an email once your order is ready (usually the next business day). Please note, collections can only occur between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday. We also have a detailed map that contains all of our stockists, here you can type in your postcode and get a comprehensive list for your region. You can also purchase directly from us online, and if you order over $65, you’ll receive complimentary shipping.
  • Do you send out samples to customers?
    We are a small family run business, based out of a warehouse in Geelong where we pack our hand pack our tea, and we do our best to keep up with our many stockists and online orders. As a result, we find ourselves so busy that we don’t have much in the way of samples. We hope you can understand that it is impossible to send a free sample of tea to every customer who asks. We suggest heading to one of the many cafes that stock and serve our blends, and to try some of our tea there, all while supporting a local business. You can type in your postcode and get a comprehensive list all our stockists in your area on our stockist page.
  • Do you send out samples to cafes and stores?
    We are always eager to hear from potential new stockists, and we encourage you to fill out our Become a Stockist Form if you would like to have Love Tea in your business. You are welcome to request samples when filling out the form, however, we can’t guarantee that we can fill all requests.
  • How do I become a stockist
    We’d love to hear from you if you’re a café or retail space who wants to stock our product. We encourage you to fill out our Become a Stockist Form with as much detail as possible so that we can learn a little more about you and your business.
  • Will you sponsor my event?
    Please email [email protected] and include the details of your event. Please do keep in mind that we often are overwhelmed with requests for samples and at times we won’t have sufficient stock on hand to be able to supply every request.
  • Do you ship worldwide and how much is it?
    We often send orders internationally and offer a flat rate of $39 to anywhere across the globe. Please note that this price is due to the bulky nature of tea and the number of orders we ship internationally. If you would like a custom quote on shipping internationally, please email us with a list of your order and a detailed mailing address. That way we can determine exact shipping costs for you, based on weight and location. Please send your enquiry to [email protected]
  • Do you test your teas for Pesticides, Yeast, Mould, E.coli, heavy metals and microbios?
    We do not conduct tests on everyone of our products and trust that the randomised spot checks and testing that we undertake with ACO as part of our organic certification are accurate.
    It is worth mentioning that we have never failed testing for pesticide residues and have never been alerted by ACO that any of our suppliers, locally or abroad, have failed either. So this gives us quite a lot of confidence that we are working with great high quality products.
  • Is your tea fumigated or irradiated?
    No, our products are not fumigated or irradiated.
    Fumigation or irradiation is not permitted as part of our ACO (Australian Certified Organic) Certification. Obviously to maintain this certification we need to ensure none of our products are fumigated or irradiated either in Australia or at origin. We have signed declarations from our suppliers to ensure that no ingredients we purchase from them have been fumigated or irradiated at origin.
  • Does your tea contain genetically modified organisms – GMO’s?
    No, our products do not contain GMO’s.
    Inclusion of GMO components are not permitted as part of our ACO (Australian Certified Organic) certification. This is also the case with conventionally grown products that are stored on site. Obviously to maintain this certification we need to ensure none of our products contain GMO’s whatsoever. We have signed declarations from our suppliers to ensure that no ingredients we purchase from them contain any GMO’s.
  • How does Tea Community work?
    Once you create an account on our website, you will automatically earn points with each purchase. You will receive 1 point for every dollar you spend, and for every 100 points you earn, you will receive $5 off your next order, which is the minimum amount you can use at checkout.
    For example: If you spend $100 on our website, you will receive 100 points and $5 off your next order.
  • How do I use my points?
    Your points will automatically apply to your cart and will display as “Redeem points”, showing the amount discounted. If you do not wish to use your points, simply click remove.
  • Will my points expire?
    Points will expire one year from when they were issued. You will receive an email from us kindly reminding you when your points are due to expire.
  • Do I receive any points on my birthday?
    Yes, you will receive 100 points (equal to $5 off) on your birthday which will automatically be applied to your account. Kindly note, you will need to include your date of birth in your account details, which you can do here.
  • How do I know how many points I have?
    You can check the status of your points by clicking here.