Oz Kafe is committed to provide a range of Indian and International tea collection, which aims to address the continuous demands of having a hot, rich and aromatic cup of tea to start the day, or relax with friends and family. Tea is the most widely used hot beverage in India. We are a tea loving nation! We at OK will like to not only preserve the tea culture and tradition that Indians are proud of, but also introduce some international tastes and varieties to present a wide choice for our customers.
Tea is a leaf from the plant - camellia sinensis. The history of tea is long and complex, spreading across multiple cultures over the span of thousands of years. Tea likely originated in southwest China during the Shang Dynasty as a medicinal drink. An early credible record of tea drinking dates to the 3rd century AD, in a medical text written by Hua Tao.
Tea was originally only consumed by Anglicized Indians; it was not until the 1950s that tea grew widely popular in India through a successful advertising campaign by the India Tea Board. This is how we all became engrossed with Tea, and is now a common drink even at the grass root level.
Prior to the British, the plant may have been used for medicinal purposes. Some cite the Sanjeevani tea plant first recorded reference of tea use in India. However, scientific studies have shown that the Sanjeevani plant is in fact a different plant and is not related to tea. Commercial production of tea in India did not begin until the arrival of the British East India Company, at which point large tracts of land were converted for mass tea production.
The Chinese variety is used for Sikkim, Darjeeling tea, and the Assamese variety, clonally to the native to Assam, everywhere else. The British introduced tea in India during 1836. At first they used seeds from China, but later seeds from the clonal Assam plant were used." Only black tea was produced until recent decades.
Tea drinking in Australia
Through colonization by the British, tea was introduced to Australia. In fact, tea was aboard the First Fleet in 1788. Tea is a large part of modern Australian culture due to its British origins. Australians drink tea and have afternoon tea and morning tea much the way the British do. Additionally, due to Australia's climate, tea is able to be grown and produced in northern Australia. In 2000, Australia consumed 14,000 tonnes of tea annually.
We are on the verge of launching our PREMIX Tea products. Just add 70 ml hot water, and you have a rich and aromatic cuppa in front of you.
This is a special product, just for you! We have the Plain, Masala, Elaichi and Cardamom tea PREMIX in lovely sachets nearly ready for you. Just keep an eye out for us.