I recently had the pleasure of attending a Wildfire Organic Tea Blending Workshop, hosted by the lovely Jane Burke.
It was held at the gorgeous little store ‘Maudie and Fox’, in Normanville South Australia.
In a small, intimate and friendly setting, we sat down to a table filled with magical bowls full of tea leaves, herbs, flowers and spices.
You get a sense for Jane’s great passion for all things herbal, and her love for creating special Tea blends that not only taste good, but have real healing and calming powers.
Part of her business code, is to only use ingredients which are organic and ethical. Supporting fellow local business owners and producers, Jane’s Wildfire Organic Teas are keeping her very busy :)
In the workshop we discussed the origins of tea, the types of tea, the various health benefits, and the art of blending.
That’s when the real fun began….
Armed with our own beautiful Japanese tea-pots and cups, we all had the opportunity to experiment, play with, taste, and share our own individual blends. A room of strangers soon became like old friends, sharing an enthusiasm for all things Tea.
Once happy with your own blend, you get to jar and name your Tea, and make a cute label to take home. Lovely!
Wildfire Organic Tea’s headquarters are in Mount Compass, South Australia. This is where the magic happens; in the commercial kitchen and blending room.
In November, there will be a pop-up shop opening at the headquarters each Saturday, where you can taste, marvel, and buy from Jane’s great range of products.
Aside from Mount Compass, you can find Wildfire Organic Teas in the following shops and cafes:
Goodies and Grains, Adelaide Central Market
Maxwells Grocery, Aldinga
Jetty Food Store, Pt Elliot
Queen Street Grocer, Croydon
21 Junk St, Yankalilla
Bliss Cafe, Kingston SE
Cart and Kettle, Strathalbyn
The Boatshed Cafe, Hallet Cove
Maudie & Fox, Normanville
Red Lime Cafe, Port Adelaide
Spin Knit Weave, Clare
Kutumba, Largs Bay
Pure Luxe Beauty and Spa, Robe
Magpie Springs Winery, Hope Forest
Twelve Cafe, Shepparton
Ebb & Flow Cafe, Wagga Wagga
I have tried almost all of the Wildfire tea blends, and just love them. The Green tea is the best I’ve ever had. Once brewed, you get to see the tea leaves and flowers expanded to their original size, and you can really see the quality of the product.
Wildfire Organic Tea is on Facebook and Instagram. Keep your eyes peeled for future workshops and tasting events.