• Australian Tea

    Lemon Myrtle & Orange is the sweet simplicity of a perfect match, an Australian superfood in a cup!

    I think most people are familiar with the strong punchy flavours of Lemon myrtle, but used with a little discretion this robust flavour can be gentle as well, it has a calming influence with its “orange” cousin and add some Australian grown black tea and this combo is ready to go.  When you feel like the familiar flavours of citrus and a great cuppa to boot, then this tea ticks all the boxes.  It’s an extremely popular tea for all ages and any time of day, enjoy a quite cuppa with some “just me” time or make a big pot for friends.  This tea also makes a great iced tea, make it as usual then chill straight away, don’t over-brew, once chilled add sweetener to taste.
  • WATTLESEED & PEPPERBERRY CHAI MOCHA

    go to recipe for this exotic touch of the east An extoic palette of spices, rich and inviting, enjoy Roasted Wattleseed blended with Australian Wild Pepperberry Chai with or without milk. The aroma intoxicating, the flavour sensational. Wattleseed is as popular as ever and there are so many species of wattle throughout Australia that it makes sense to try as many as we can, but beware, while most are edible...not all. At OutbackChef we take care that we get the best species of wattleseed for the job, in this case it’s Acacia victoriae and we do quite a dark roast for this one in order to get the best flavour for our Wattleseed and Pepperberry Chai, add some of the great middle eastern spices and viola! A great chai tea that can be drunk straight as is or with a touch of milk and honey.  Remember when making chai tea use water to extract the flavour, a tea made on milk wont allow the tea to reach it’s full potential...it just doesn’t work, add milk later.
  • THE PERFECT AFTERNOON TEA

    The crushed leaves of this free-spirited rambling Wild Mint bush combine with the calming effect of gentle Lavender to enhance the spirit and soothe the mind.

    It is now a proven fact that Lavender has a soothing, calming effect...we've all, most likely, enjoyed the benefits of aroma therapy with lavender, Lavender candles, oils, soaps and so the list goes on.  I'ts been a really popular aroma for centuries.  I've seen lavender Panna Cotta, lavender put into perfumes and bath oils, the list is endless. I always marvel at why some aromas and flavours just seem timeless and have a universal appeal. Lavender has definitely has made it's mark, it came into it's own in the Victoriana era where giving flowers and posies was fashionable, ahhhh great to see the romance of it all....some things never change and hope they never do!

    Now we know that lavender is not only useful for its beautiful aroma but also makes a great tea.

    Note here that not all lavenders can be consumed, the one that OutbackChef uses is a french lavender that is grown for culinary use.  Combining with mint, I've added some calendula and Australian grown green tea, it's a great brew, a truly Australian blend with these unique flavours, try yourself or makes a great gift.
  • AUSTRALIAN TEA WITH STRAWBERRY GUM, ROSE & BLACKBERRY, THE ROMANTIC TEA

    AUSTRALIAN TEA AND STRAWBERRY GUM LEAVES...WHO NEEDS BERRIES?

    A beautiful fruity-floral Australian grown green tea with Strawberry Gum, Rose & Blackberry Tea seduces the body and soul into relaxing. Enjoy and let the tea work its magic.
  • I love all things liquorice or aniseed and Anise myrtle is just that in Australian native herb form

    Known lovingly as Aniseed myrtle, this dried and milled leaf is a fantastic addition to any dish requiring an aniseed flavour.  Use instead of Star Anise or even Pernod. The flavour diminishes if you cook too long, so like with many herbs add to your dish at the end of the cooking, this Australian native dried leaf won't disappoint. A great addition to a salad, Thai style food or seafood.  If you love "all things" aniseed, which I do, Anise myrtle is a great one to have in your kitchen pantry Remember, as with all herbs and spices, whilst they look fantastic on show in the kitchen, the best place to store it is in a dry, dark, cool space.
  • I love all things liquorice or aniseed and Anise myrtle is just that in Australian native herb form

    Known lovingly as Aniseed myrtle, this dried and milled leaf is a fantastic addition to any dish requiring an aniseed flavour.  Use instead of Star Anise or even Pernod. The flavour diminishes if you cook too long, so like with many herbs add to your dish at the end of the cooking, this Australian native dried leaf won't disappoint. A great addition to a salad, Thai style food or seafood.  If you love "all things" aniseed, which I do, Anise myrtle is a great one to have in your kitchen pantry Remember, as with all herbs and spices, whilst they look fantastic on show in the kitchen, the best place to store it is in a dry, dark, cool space.
  • Substitute this bush herb for Star Anise, for a great aniseed flavour in your cooking
  • Australian grown black tea is blended with wild-harvested native Mint to create this wonderful minty tea.  Full of flavour, it can strong for a robust tea when you feel like something with a bit of a punch, otherwise a softer version and you still have the flavour of the black tea and wild mint coming thru, just depends on what you're after at the time!
  • Lemon myrtle strong lemon/lime citrus aroma & flavour.

    Lemon myrtle is without doubt the best known bushtucker herb. You can add it in your salad dressing, baked goods, stir fry’s, anywhere that you want that lovely lemon flavour, beware it’s strong in both flavour and aroma so use a little at first until you get it right
  • Australian grown Green Tea, Ginger and Lemon Myrtle

    Perfect pick-me-up in the morning tea.  Great stomach settler after a heavy night. 75g pack
  • Tasmania lanceolate, Australian Pepperberries a superfood that packs a hot chilli punch 

    Australian Native Pepperberries are high in anti-oxidants

    Wild Australian native Pepperberries are so delicious, with amazing therapeutic benefits These hot chilli little black berries are packed full of superfood goodness....they contain magnesium, calcium, zinc, Vitamin E and Iron.  They have been used as a bush medicine for generations and loved by the early settlers who did a direct swap with their favourite herbal remedy Winter's Bark. Hot and spicy with a chilli-like flavour Pepperberries add amazing flavour to any meal. The gourmet native berry of the Australian bushfood scene! You can also mix with your regular black Pepperberries if you want to soften the flavour a little. Bushfood with a chilli-like kick!  If you're used to using Dorrigo Pepper then you can easily substitute Australian Pepperberries, although they are stronger and hotter!
  • OutbackChef sources its Strawberry Gum directly from the grower.  The fresh leaves are wild-harvested and then carefully dried in a shed, before milling and sending to OutbackChef for blending into our teas and spice mixes.
  • Australian's native Superfood, black wattleseed. Wattleseed straight from the pod.  Wattle seed has a nutty,chocolate flavour when roasted and ground, while we sell it roasted and ground I've now got many customer who want to try and roast and grind to their own specifications.  There are many different species of Wattleseed growing throughout Australia, most are edible, but remember some are not, so if you're not sure get some expert advice to find out if it's edible or not.  For wattleseed recipe ideas http://www.outbackchef.com.au/recipes/ This particular species of wattle seed is Acacia accuminata and it's from Western Australia.