Most frequent questions and answers
Amore Tea is an Australian-owned small business and all of our products are skilfully crafted, blended and packed in Australia. We offer a selection of single estate teas and blends that we collaborate with growers and small scale cooperatives around the globe. We have been guided by our purpose to honour your health and tread lightly on the planet and ensure our practice is ethically sourced, sustainable for the environment, for people, and for our communities around the globe where possible.
All of our products are 100% vegan, are not tested on animals and contain no animal derived products.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC or NATURAL
Our tea is certified organic, organic or bio-dynamic where possible. Certification in the tea industry is not reliable, therefore we ensure we buy smart from ethical producers, tea farms, and suppliers.
“Remember, an ‘organic’ marker does not mean no pesticides, it simply means natural-based pesticides”
Our Ingredients are of the highest quality and are grown in more mountainous and elevated areas around the globe where there is reduced air pollution and a minimal effect on tea growing.
In addition, tea farmers face huge challenges in low and fluctuating prices and lack a lot of power in the tea supply chain dominated by large companies, pests ruining their crops, and unfair treatment. Therefore, we ensure we support these small scale businesses, but also ensure we buy from tea farms where workers are treated fairly, as this can have a very real and human cost. A lot of tea workers are malnourished, face low wages, long working hours and difficult estate management for basic needs such as housing, healthcare, access to water and even education for their children. All this effects the quality of the tea and plantation.
We are committed to only the finest ingredients and use only pure leaf teas, herbs and essences. We produce products that are free from toxic and hazardous ingredients, including genetically modified ingredients. We believe every cup should be an aromatic, sensory and authentic experience. We say no to natural or artificial flavours, and no to tea concentrates and powders.
The biggest issue is not knowing where your tea comes from. Just about all supermarket tea is full of chemicals and toxic metals. Buying premium tea from small -medium tea farms where tea is grown in their natural state is a more environmentally friendly and healthier way to go.
CYLINDER TUBES & PACKAGING
Cylinder tubes – are made and printed in Australia from mostly Australian made products. They are airtight and of food grade material. We also use biodegradable cellophane and/or hand embossed glassine bags to package our tea.
Sample bags and packaging – is made in Japan and China and will move to more sustainable packaging in the future.
Tissue and thank you cards – are printed with soy-based inks, on FSC-certified paper, and is acid, sulphur, and lignin-free. Tissue paper is 100% compostable, recyclable, and made from recycled materials.
Stickers – Our logo and thank you stickers are made from FSC-certified paper, and printed with soy-based inks and are 100% compostable.
Our Wildflower Essences are sourced and made from generational qualified herbalists and use pure Australian products. They are also made up in the environment where they are naturally grown, free from pollution and toxins using pure Australian spring water and brandy as a preservative.
WILDFLOWER HEALING TEA
Our Wildflower Healing tea is not tea for ageing. Due to the addition of flower essences, testing has not been carried out for extensive aging, therefore, our tea is carefully formulated to be taken within 6 – 12 months due to the addition of flower essences. As a result, we do not pack our tea months in advance to ensure freshness, as any residual air or matter may increase oxidation and deteriorate the tea. The tea is formulated for immediate healing, therefore, to be taken soon after arrival.
If pure leaf tea is not stored or processed well, fungal contamination of tea can occur at any stage of commodity production and can pose a health hazard due to the accumulation of toxic secondary metabolites of moulds.
Light is a powerful reduction agent. It turns all the fragile good tasting elements of tea into either indissoluble matters or bad tasting compounds. If you compare tea left to light exposure with properly stored tea, you will immediately experience a difference. Storing or purchasing tea in clear jars or packaging is also reducing the quality of the tea and herbs.
AIR AND MOISTURE
A properly processed tea has a moisture level below 6%. Tea is a powerful absorbing agent, and therefore cannot be exposed to strong odours and flavours as this can deteriorate the quality of the tea.
Oxygen in the air also changes tea quality by further oxidation. This can really change the stored polyphenols in green tea, as a key processing point in green tea is ‘kill green’, to stop tea leaf oxidation at a desired level, deactivating their oxidative enzymes and removing unwatned scents in the leaves, without damaging the flavour of the tea. Whereas, in the process of black tea production, tea leaf catechins are enzymatically oxidized to yield a complex mixture of oxidation products, including theaflavins and therubigins, resulting in very complex chemical constituents.
The most easily applied form of natural or applied grease is the human hand. Hand contact with tea before usage should be avoided as this too can form unknown material and change the quality of the tea. Even though it may be a gradual deterioration of the tea, oxidation is again triggered, which in turn affects the chemical compounds stored in the leaf and deteriorate the quality of the tea.
The chemical compounds of the tea leaves continue to change over time when heat is exposed as residual enzymes and oxygen further the oxidation process and will shorten the tea’s shelf life. Tea needs to be stored in a cool, dry place away from heat. light and air to avoid changes in the chemical compounds of the tea, which will affect shelf life and flavour.
Most green teas and lightly fermented oolongs store better in temperatures between 5~8°C , like a fridge, and away from strong odours and smells, and then need to served at room temperature to avoid condensation forming on the leaves. All other tea can be stored at room temperature below 25°C.
Most oxidised tea can be aged, however, fermented teas such as puer and dark teas, and charcoal baked oolongs , like Roi Gui and Dahongpao, should not be shelved under 10°C, as the leaves require maturing at a much higher temperature. This is why a lot of dark tea is matured in bamboo baskets or porous containers to allow the tea to breath and mature slowly.
This form must be read and submitted before attending your first t-yoga class, energy healing class or energy healing session. If you are a regular attendee and your circumstances change, you will need to submit a new form before coming along to another class.
Please know that all information you provide in this form will be treated as confidential.
So that you have the best experience with T-Yoga/Amore Tea please provide any details that may affect your ability to participate in a class. If you have any injuries or health concerns, please check with your medical practitioner before attending.
This form must be read and submitted before attending your first T-Yoga class, energy healing class or energy healing session. If you are a regular attendee and your circumstances change, you will need to submit a new form before coming along to another class.
Please know that all information you provide in this form will be treated as confidential.
Please understand that yoga includes physical movements as well as an opportunity for relaxation, stress reduction and relief of muscular tension. Participation in yoga class includes, but is not limited to, participation in meditation techniques, yogic breathing techniques, and performing various yoga postures. Yoga postures, or asanas, are designed to exercise every part of the body―stretching and toning the muscles and joints, the spine and the entire skeletal system. They also work on the internal organs, glands and nerves. Yoga incorporates sustained stretching to strengthen muscles and increase flexibility. Yoga and/or energy healing is an individual experience.
As is the case with any physical activity, the risk of injury, even serious or disabling, is always present and cannot be entirely eliminated. My signature acknowledges I understand that in yoga class I will progress at my own pace. If I experience any pain or discomfort, I will listen to my body, adjust the posture and ask for support from the Yoga teacher (the “Teacher”) or Energy Healer (the “Practioner”). I will continue to breathe smoothly. If at any point I feel overexertion or fatigue, I will respect my body’s limitations and I will rest before continuing yoga practice.
Yoga or energy healing is not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Yoga or energy healing is not recommended and is not safe under certain medical conditions. I affirm that I alone am responsible to decide whether to practice yoga or attend an energy healing course or session.
By signing my name below, I acknowledge that participation in yoga classes, energy healing classes, energy healing sessions exposes me to a possible risk of personal injury. I am fully aware of this risk. I hereby consent to receive medical treatment that may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during any yoga class.
I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns as follows: I (a) irrevocably WAIVE, RELEASE AND DISCHARGE FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any kind which hereafter may occur to me, including my traveling to and from yoga classes, Teacher/ Practitioner and T-Yoga / Amore Tea, who is hosting these classes and where sessions are being held, and each of their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives and agents; and (b) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS AND AGREE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph as to any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in the yoga classes, whether caused by the negligence of releasees or otherwise.
My signature further acknowledges that I shall not now or at any time in the future bring any legal action against Teacher/ Practitioner and/or T-Yoga / Amore Tea; and that this waiver is binding on me, my heirs, my spouse, my children, my legal representatives, my successors and my assigns. My signature verifies that I am physically fit to participate in yoga classes and a licensed medical doctor has verified my physical condition for participation in this type of class.
If I am pregnant or become pregnant or am postnatal, my signature verifies that I am participating in yoga classes with my doctor’s full approval. I realise that I am participating in yoga classes at my own risk.
The Student Waiver Agreement shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. I acknowledge that this Student Waiver Agreement form will be used by the persons or entities being released in the yoga classes and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities in said classes.
I hereby certify that I have read this document; and, I understand its content.
I am aware that this is a release of liability as well as a contract and I sign it of my own free will.
I also understand at the yoga classes or related activities, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purposes by the Teacher/ Practitioner or T-Yoga /Amore Tea.
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