Harris Farm Markets New Cook Hill Store Newcastle

Harris Farm Markets Pep Tea brand Organic kombucha tea

Harris Farm Markets Pep Tea brand organic kombucha tea

Harris Farm Markets have moved their Newcastle store from Glendale to a huge new multi faceted market place in Darby St, Cooke Hill, an inner Newcastle NSW suburb.

The new complex is a breath of fresh air and includes a cafe and florist/nursery, plus a fish market, a butchery, a bakery, a milk bar, extensive deli shelves with a massive cheese selection and wonderful decor though out the old warehouse conversion.

Please read the full review at Opera Foods Gourmet and Organic news food blog. Through Our parent company Opera Foods, we are a long term supplier to Harris Farm Markets and proud to be associated. We are also glad to see the extent to which Harris Farm Markets deliberately support other local producers and grocery manufacturers instead of oppressing them like the major supermarkets do.

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Ice Cold Ginger Kombucha from Pep Tea

Ice Cold Ginger Kombucha from Pep Tea

Ice Cold Ginger Kombucha from Pep Tea

Pep Tea flavours it’s kombucha tea with distilled natural fruit or in the case of Ginger flavour, root essences, to keep it organic and natural.

Ginger essence is a widely loved and zingy refreshing taste that makes a big difference for your thirst. So put some Pep into your Step with a healthy, Sugar Free, Ginger flavoured Kombucha from Pep Tea Australia’s best kombucha.

Pep Tea’s Kombucha drinks are; organic, Sugar Free, Low GI, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Non GMO, Dairy Free, raw and unpasteurised, and loaded with natural probiotics that are naturally developed in the fermentation and brewing cycle.

Pep Tea kombucha drinks a ”shelf Stable”  and so require no refrigeration until opened.

You can Buy Pep Tea Ginger kombucha online in bulk for overnight delivery at wholesale distributor Opera Foods.
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Pep Tea a Refreshing Alternative for Warm Spring Afternoons

Pep Tea kombucha

Pep Tea organic kombucha

Would you enjoy a nice refreshing cold kombucha fruity cocktail on a warm spring afternoon?

Make it a Pep Tea brand organic kombucha, a raw live kombucha that is authentic and loaded with real fermented and brewed kombucha tea probiotics.

Pep Tea flavours are made with real distilled fruit essences and are multi filtered. You won’t find them way too gassy like other kombucha brands.

Pep Tea organic kombucha, in four tried and tested flavours is Sugar Free. Now available from Harris Farm Markets (after winning the taste test of the short listed kombucha brands) in a take home 12 pack at a price that will surprise you for the larger 350ml bottles that have been featured on ABC TV’s Landline for their quality and authentication.

Put Some Pep in Your Step.

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Pep Tea Kombucha now at Harris Farm Markets

Pep Tea brand kombucha now at Harris Fam

Pep Tea brand kombucha now at Harris Fam

Following their research of the Kombucha brands, Harris Farm completed A blind taste test of the finalists and chose Pep Tea brand hands down.

Pep Tea’s 4 flavours are known for their tasty refreshing flavour and for their real raw kombucha quality control and authentic real (brewed and fermented) probiotics following Pep Tea being featured on ABC’ Landline recently

Pep Tea have also targeted value for money using larger size 350ml individual serve bottles and recycle-able PET bottles that both get the price per serve down to a level that thrashes their competitors. Having the best quality and best tasting product of course helps them get the volume up and price down.

Harris Farm Market not only sell Pep Tea’s 4 organic kombucha flavours by the bottle but they also offer a budget cost 12 pack for families to take home a bulk buy.

Apple Pomegranate Organic Kombucha a Perfect Cocktail Mixer

Pep Tea Apple Pomegranate Organic kombucha

Pep Tea Apple Pomegranate Organic kombucha

Apple & Pomegranate flavour is an organic kombucha from Australia’s Pep Tea Brand.

As featured on ABC’s Landline recently Pep Tea organic kombucha is brewed in the Hunter Valley NSW.
Apple Pomegranate makes a delicious cocktail on its own with a little fresh fruit, but is also a perfect mixer for many types of cocktails.

Buy Pep Tea brand organic kombucha direct from Australian fine food Wholesalers Opera Foods.

“Put some Pep in your step”

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Pep Tea’s Australian Kombucha Reviewed on Landline

Flavor Organic Kombucha as featured on Landline

Pep Tea’s Australian Kombucha Reviewed on Landline, the ABC’s longstanding regional review TV program this week. The review or article, specifically features Jeff Low’s purpose built Hunter Valley kombucha brewery. This brewery contract manufactures most of the major brands of Australian Kombucha including Pep Tea organic kombucha.

Authentic Kombucha that is Raw & Alive with Real Probiotics.

Landline’s Kombucha review shows us around Jeff’s brewery and bottling plant during the manufacture of a run of the Pep Tea organic Mango flavor. The Landline interview with kombucha guru Jeff Low highlights the things that make the products he brews authentic kombucha that is a raw live product. Products brimming with real fermented tea kombucha probiotics that give the gut health benefits that kombucha drinkers are looking for.

Raw Not Pasturised

A real kombucha offers raw live healthy bacteria for gut health and is never Pasteurised.

Certified Organic & Shelf Stable

Jeff also emphasized that his products were carefully made only with natural and organic ingredients. Are certified by the Australian Certified Organic organization. Are scientifically perfected and filtered to make them low sediment and Shelf Stable so that they need no refrigeration until opened. Shelf stable is an important consideration for retailers. Shelf Stable means products like Pep Tea Organic Kombucha only takes up 4 lines (4 flavors) of valuable display fridge space. This is because the rest of the carton can go in a storeroom, not needing refrigeration.

Quite simply Pep Tea’s Organic kombuchas in the four most popular flavors, are the best a kombucha can be.

Here is the story of Australian Kombucha Reviewed on Landline.

Australian Kombucha Reviewed on Landline:-

Australian Organic Beverages – ABC Landline

Call for Regulation of the Kombucha production industry.

Along with real kombucha manufacturer Jeff Low, Pep Tea would like to call for regulation of the industry. Mainly to stop other players from offering products that are not true kombucha products or have probiotics added to them after the fact and so are not a true kombucha product. Another clear example is where a law suit was filed in the US against KeVita, owned by PepsiCo who were pasteurizing the product. Pasteurization is a process by which bacteria in food is killed by applying heat. Whereas the desirable health benefit of a Kombucha is the healthy bacteria enhanced through the fermentation process. Other cases have been brought in the USA where the low sugar content of kombucha products have been exaggerated.

NB: Pep Tea is a division of Opera Foods. Retailers and distributors seeking Organic Shelf Stable kombucha are invited to register for Wholesale access on Opera Foods website. Opera Foods offers gourmet and organic brands that are not offered in the major supermarkets to discerning food retailers and distributors around Australia.

Australian Kombucha Reviewed on Landline. Use an authentic Kombucha, Pep Tea organic Kombucha. Read more about Kombucha history here.

Pep Tea Kombucha Goes Zero Sugar

Organic Kombucha Tea - Pomegranate and Apple

Pep Tea Organic Kombucha Tea – Pomegranate and Apple

Pep Tea are pleased to announce that our four popular kombucha flavors are about to go Sugar Free (Pep Tea – Sugar Free). Actually the head brewer has confirmed now that for 6 months in a row our kombucha flavours have been independently testing Zero Sugar. So our label is actually out of date as the product is Sugar free.

Our labels currently say that we have a meager 2.7% sugar however the reality is its actually zero sugar. It will take us a few months to get our labels re-designed and reprinted. however we thought our regular users would be glad to know in advance that their are getting a sugar free product.

Pep Tea – “Put some Pep in your step”

Free Sample Pep Tea Organic Kombucha – IGA Wentworth Point

Come down to the new IGA Market Central supermarket at Wentworth Point, located at 1 Burroway Road, right opposite the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf for sampling this weekend.

IGA Market Central are opening a massive new supermarket with an enormous continental deli. The supermarket not only includes a bakery, butchery and full continental deli but also  includes 4 other complimentary stores within including a Cafe,  and a  bottle shop. A gourmets delight.

Pep Tea are just one of the many gourmet food suppliers sampling the products that are stocked in the huge deli. We welcome you to try one of our four exciting new organic kombucha tea drinks.

Pep Tea kombucha is a refreshing change to many home style kombucha as it is brewed in a new purpose built kombucha brewery, where it is filtered after brewing making it low in sediment and naturally flavoured so its a refreshing drink that is actually good for you.  (Still retaining it properties of being high in antioxidants and probiotics as a health drink, yet very low in carbs and sugar).

Jon Doumbos with Aniko Silk sampling Pep Tea Kombucha

Foods to fight Cancer- Matcha Tea

Organic Matcha Supreme Tea Powder 30g

Organic Matcha Supreme Tea Powder – 30g

Ceremonial grade Matcha Tea, if is organically grown, is one of the best foods to fight cancer. It is very high in antioxidants because it uses the whole of the tea leaf. These leaves are picked from the first flush of fresh tiny leaves, which is shade grown, and then stone ground into a very fine powder.

Foods to fight Cancer- Matcha Tea

Not all antioxidants are created equal. Green tea contains a specific set of organic compounds known as catechins. Among antioxidants, catechins are the most potent and beneficial. One specific catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) makes up 60% of the catechins in Matcha Green Tea. Out of all the antioxidants, EGCg is the most widely recognized for its cancer fighting properties.
Brewed Green tea is particularly rich in EGCg compounds, with about four times more EGCg than black tea. However Ceremonial grade Japanese Matcha Green Tea contains around 3 times more EGCg than tradition brewed green tea. So high quality Matcha teas are Foods to fight Cancer .

Drink it daily, if you want a food to fight cancer,  but do choose  a Match tea powder that is Certified Organic and 100% Japanese and then only ceremonial grade from the first flush crop of the season, from the famous southern Japanese tea plantations.

NB: (Many Matcha tea products are blended with late season inferior crops, or milled in metal grinders that are not as finely ground or most often even blended with cheap Chinese Matcha teas that are not grown & processed under the same health standards. Read how to recognise the grade and quality of Match Tea at www.peptea.com.au)


The Story of Tea

Tea is a universally popular and quite aromatic beverage most often prepared by steeping or soaking in boiled water the cured, dried, oxidised, fermented, or ground, leaves of the Camellia Sinensis tree, an evergreen bush native to East Asia. Apart from water, tea is the most popular drink for humans.

The Tea plant is native to the borderlands of north Burma and southwest China. The habit of drinking tea is believed to have started during the Shang Dynasty in in the Yunnan region of China, where it was taken for medicinal purposes.

Later it is thought that Sichuan, residents began to boil tea leaves for consumption into a concentrated liquid without the addition of other leaves or herbs, and so started using tea as a stimulating drink, as opposed to purely as a medicinal treatment.

Two principal varieties of the tea plant are grown in plantations for tea beverages: Camellia sinensis is used for most Chinese and Japanese teas, and a sub-species, Camellia assamica, is used in most Indian teas (except Darjeeling which uses the original Camellia sinensis).

Within these two botanical tea varieties, many strains and varieties of tea exist. Leaf size is the main basis for the classification of tea plants, with the three key classifications being; China type, characterised by the smallest leaves; Assam type, characterised by the largest leaves; and a Cambodian type, characterised by medium sized leaves.

Many different types of tea have evolved by varying degrees and methods of treatment of the tea leaves; some teas, such as Chinese green teas, and Darjeeling have a slightly bitter, and astringent flavour, while other teas have quite different profiles including sweet, nutty, floral or grassy.

During the centuries, a variety of different techniques for processing tea leaves, and a range of different forms of tea, were developed. In the Tang dynasty, tea was steamed, then pounded and shaped into cake form, while in the Song dynasty, loose-leaf tea was developed and became popular. During the Yuan and Ming dynasties, unoxidized tea leaves were first pan-fried, then rolled and dried, a process that stops the oxidation process that turns the leaves dark, thereby allowing tea to remain green. In the 15th century, oolong tea, in which the leaves were allowed to partially oxidize before pan-frying, was developed. Western tastes, later, favoured the fully oxidized black tea, and so the leaves were allowed to oxidize further. Yellow tea was an accidental discovery in the production of green tea during the Ming dynasty, when apparently poor control practices allowed the leaves to turn yellow, but yielded a different flavour as a result.

Green tea was known as the “healthiest” form of tea due to its lack of processing, resulting in extremely high nutrient levels. However the ancient Buddhist monks in Japan went one better with Matcha Tea, by grinding the leaves to a powder and because the entire leaf is ingested in a powder form, it is the most potent green tea available.
In Japanese “cha” means tea, and “ma” means powder, thus the word matcha translates literally as powdered green tea. It is believed that the very first green tea seeds were brought to Japan from China by Eisai (1141-1215), the founder of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism, in 1191 A.D., who planted them on the temple grounds in Kyoto. Eisai encouraged the cultivation of tea trees, and his Kissa yojoki (Health Benefits of Tea), tied tea-drinking to longevity and launched tea in Japan on a large scale.

Kombucha Tea is a living health drink made by fermenting tea and sugar with the kombucha culture. The resulting brew can taste like something between sparkling apple cider and champagne, depending on what type of tea you use. It’s not what you’d imagine fermented tea to taste like.
The exact origins of Kombucha Tea have become lost in the mists of time. It is thought to have originated in the Far East, probably China, and has been consumed there for at least two thousand years. The first recorded use of kombucha comes from China in 221 BC during the Tsin Dynasty. It was known as “The Tea of Immortality”

Masala Chai Tea is a flavoured tea beverage made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices, and herbs. Originating in India, the beverage has gained worldwide popularity, becoming a feature in many coffee and tea houses. Although traditionally prepared by a  concoction of green cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, ground ginger, and black peppercorn together with black tea leaves, retail versions include tea bags for infusion, instant powdered mixtures, and concentrates

Many Western commercial preparations now also use non-traditional ingredients such as vanilla or chocolate, relegating the traditional masala spices to a relatively minor role.

Herbal tea usually refers to infusions of fruit or herbs made without using the tea plant, such as steeps of rosehip, chamomile, or rooibos. These are not teas, they better called tisanes or herbal infusions to prevent confusion with real tea which is made from the leaves of the tea plant.