Hand Mayde with Care . 10 May 2017

 

Coffee, with its many varieties, generally does one thing – refreshes and wakes you up. While with tea, if you look beyond the Lipton teabags, comes a much more diverse experience. English Breakfast energises while Hibiscus calms, Mint refreshes while Chai nourishes…

 

Kate Dalton, the founder of Mayde Tea, is passionate about artisan tea and their many natural therapeutic benefits. Made by hand in small batches, her loose leaf teas contain only 100% organic ingredients. Classic variety includes the likes of English Breakfast and Earl Grey, while her more creative blends (Mint Cacao, Hibiscus Lemon Myrtle, just to name a few) deliver what can only be described as rhythmic symphonies of flavours. 

 

With Kate’s practice of creating product to nourish the body, the mind and the soul, it made perfect sense for her to collaborate with North Queensland handmade ceramic label Next of Kin (see previous feature here), also an advocate for the slow and considered lifestyle. The result is a beautifully refined glazed spherical mug in heather grey, in wonderful harmony with the ethos of Mayde Tea. 

 

There is a sense of luxury and intimacy when taking time to properly brew a pot of tea. Letting it simmer while soaking in the scented steam, before pouring the tinted liquid into a mug, and taking the first sip that burns your tongue just a little, but warms you instantly… 

 

A ritual worth savouring. 

 

The limited Next of Kin x Mayde Tea handmade mug and full range of Mayde Tea products are available online as well as at Mayde Space in Byron Bay. Follow @_interval_@maydetea and @weare_nextofkin on Instagram to see more.

 

Photos by Suzanne Pilcher, featuring Ludvig Sweater Dress by Interval

 

Words by Kara Liu . 


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