Why we love what we do
My First teapot
Hubby and I were already doing markets selling soy candles so we decided to add tea to our range.. Not long after we decided to open a pop up shop in the Sturt Mall. We stayed for a year until the sturt mall wanted to put in a new store where we were situated.
We decided to open a Tearoom with the idea that people could come in and try any of the 200 teas we had available. For 3 years we have seen hens partys, baby showers and even a 100th Birthday High Tea. We have gotten to know so many of our lovely customers whom many we can now count as friends.
Unfortunately after 3 break-ins in a space of 9 months, nearby renovations, and illness we decided to close our doors.
Hubby has lived all his life in Wagga and i moved here as a child so when we decided to re-brand what better way than looking close to home.
.On November 18, 1879, a group of bushrangers led by Captain Moonlight, held up the Wantabadgery station (farm), east of Wagga Wagga. They stayed there for three days and held up all the people travelling along the road. They held about 30 people prisoner. One person was able to escape and tell the police. Two groups of police from Wagga Wagga and Gundagai went to the farm. After a lot of shooting, the bushrangers left and the police chased them through the bush. A bushranger, Gus Wernicke, aged 15, was shot and died in great pain. A policeman, Constable Bowen was badly hurt, and died a few days later. Captain Moonlight gave himself up to the police. The police captured the rest of the gang a few days later.
The original Aboriginal inhabitants of the Wagga Wagga region were the Wiradjuri people and the term "Wagga" and derivatives of that word in the Wiradjuri aboriginal language is thought to mean "crow". To create the plural, the Wiradjuri repeat a word, thus 'Wagga Wagga' translates to 'the place of many crows'.
For many, tea is a ritual. Regardless of whether it’s a beautifully precise ceremony or a stumbling, fumbling teabag in a cup at 5AM, it’s part of our day. We push back from the task at hand, clear our minds, regain our perspective, and find a moment of peace in a crowded and stressful day.
Like it or not, caffeine has a tremendous impact on our nervous system and is highly addictive. Studies have shown that a significant part of our appreciation for caffeinated beverages is the alertness and feeling of vitality that we get from drinking them. If you drink ANY caffeinated beverage, your brain is now hard-wired to prefer it over other options.
For years the media has been flooded with stories on the health benefits of tea. Ties have been made to weight loss, cancer, cholesterol, diabetes, and seemingly everything else that ails mankind. Regardless of whether or not you buy into any particular claim, it’s clear that tea is good for you and a great part of a healthy diet. Drinking tea in place of most other beverages is great for your health.