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20 secret picnic spots in Melbourne

20 secret picnic spots in Melbourne

    “There is nothing quite so delightfully mysterious, as a secret in your own backyard” – Patrick Rothfuss Spring is here and it couldn’t be more welcome as we straddle the peak of Melbourne’s second-longest lockdown. Mother Nature has...
How to Brew Tea like a boss

How to Brew Tea like a boss

How to brew a perfect cup of tea Want to know how to brew the perfect cup of tea? Follow our simple time and temperature guide above. We’re all familiar with the camelia flower, tea comes from a variety of this plant family- Camellia sinensis. Camelia sinesis is...
How to set up a high tea at home

How to set up a high tea at home

“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food” – Paul Prudhomme   Dining together is a sorely missed ritual right now.  Our need to connect has often been done with food, which is now fast, booked online and delivered in a box. How are we...
The Surprising History of High Tea

The Surprising History of High Tea

Crossing class divides High tea, or ‘afternoon tea’ as it was originally known, is said to have originated with Anna Maria, Duchess of Bedford, while she was visiting the Fifth Duke of Rutland at Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire in the mid 1840s.The Duke preferred to...