Monday, October 28, 2019

This is our market stall.

It was a long warm windy day but we had fun showing off our hark work. Thank you all.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Cheaper on our website

The Boston Tea Party in short

What was the Boston Tea Party all about?
The Boston Tea Party was a political protest at Griffin’s Wharf in 1773, American colonists were angry at the British for imposing greater taxation on the colony.
A protest group called “the sons of liberty” dumped 342 chests of the king’s tea into the harbour as an act of defiance to the British, well that’s the popular story but it was a bit more involved.
In the 1760’s, Britain was in a lot of debt so taxes were imposed, a series of taxes on the colonists to help pay this debt.
The Stamp Act of 1765 taxed colonists on virtually every piece of printed paper they used, from playing cards and business licenses to newspapers and legal documents. The Townsend Acts of 1767 went a step further, taxing essentials such as paint, paper, glass, lead and of cause tea.
The British felt taxing to be fair as they fought wars on the colonist’s behalf but this angered the colonist more as they felt they needed a representative in the British parliament.
Then in 1770 (that’s when Captain Cook discovered Australia) a street brawl broke out in Boston between British soldiers and the colonists, which started when frustrated colonist pegged snowballs at British guards, reinforcements were called and the British open fire on the unruly mob killing five and wounding 6, this was later called the Boston Massacre.
Later the British repealed the taxes except for the tax on tea as they were not going to give up $1.2 million a year in taxes the colonist drank.
In protest the colonist boycotted tea from the British East India Company which now faced becoming bankrupt with all there surplus tea, the British eased the tax by introducing duty free tea to combat smuggling.
The son of liberty was a group of merchants and tradesmen founded to protest the Stamp Act and other forms of taxation. The group of revolutionists included prominent patriots such as Benedict Arnold, Patrick Henry and Paul Revere, as well as Adams and Hancock.
Which now leads to ten facts about the Boston Tea Party you may not have known.
1.       Colonists weren’t protesting a higher tax on tea it was over cheap stale tea and smuggling.
2.       The attacked ships were American and the tea wasn’t the King’s.
3.       The tea was Chinese, not Indian, and lots of it was green.
4.       The Tea Party, itself, didn’t incite revolution.
5.       Yes, Tea Party protestors dressed as ‘indians,’ but not convincingly.
6.       No one called it the ‘Boston Tea Party.’
7.       After Boston, there were other ‘tea parties.’
8.       Although not involved Ben Franklin paid for the tea dumped in the harbor.
9.       At the time of the protest 90% of tea sold in the colonies was smuggled.
10.   Tea was taxed at 25% which made smuggling profitable.
There are a lot of documents that really goes into depth about the Boston Tea Party but this is just a quick look, now you know the difference between the Boston Tea Party and the Mad Hatters Tea Party.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Getting to know me and our tea business

Ok, you have been reading and hopefully laughing at my little blog but you don't know who I am. Well here goes I have worked all my life as an electronics engineer and after 40 years I have realised is that I hate it.
Married to a wonderful lady for the past 6 years I started, about 12 months ago to get interested in tea so much so that I had to learn as much as I could about the subject, being from an engineering background I found myself experimenting with blends of tea and thought this would be a great way to make a living.
So I started Our Little Tea Company, yep we are small but have a passion to make great tea blending kits. The kits take some already blended teas and by changing the mixtures of the blends change the taste of the tea.
For example. Assam is a bold and strong tea but some people don't like this and find it bitter so by adding a little Ceylon and Keemun tea you end up with a strong tea with mild floral overtones.
This blending of teas personalises the tea you drink to your individual taste.
Well now you know what I am about I am not a large corporation just a humble tea merchant.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Beware the online ordering of printed stock

Well I tried Banner Buzz the first job was fine no problems. the second job was a disaster I was designing flyers for the launch of my business but what I got is tiny bookmarks. Ok well I accept that I may have made a mistake but I still cant see how it changed from flyers to bookmarks. So I was going to take this as a lesson but I thought I would contact Banner Buzz to let them know that thing are not quite correct on their website and that they need to use the metric system in Australia, So I used the chat online customer service to someone named Phillip who was totally out of his depth and patronising which made me angry thus I am here to warn others if you use Banner Buzz double check everything and take a screenshot of what you ordered. If you want a free sample of the crap I got please send a message to me at and I will mail you what I got I have 500 of them. Cheers Graham Lewis.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Sunday, October 6, 2019

I miss my little mate Eddie - R.I.P. best Jack Russle ever.

This is a cup I would love to get as I would put a photo of Eddie (R.I.P) on the bottom and I would not miss his so much.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

We Launch Today

Today Our Little Tea Company launches, you can now go to our website view video's, information and news.
You can purchase quality teas, additives, tea blending kits and tea accessories securely online then is delivered to you anywhere in Australia.