As you may all know by now I am a avid lover of tea.
So whenever I find a new tea brand I do a little happy dance and my heart fills with all the warm and fuzzies. Those warm and fuzzies came rushing back to me several months ago when I rediscovered a fabulous tea brand- Fine and Dandy Teahouse.
I originally discovered these beautiful teas over a year ago at the Adelaide Farmers Market at the showgrounds. I was new to shift work, was desperate for a tea to assist in sleeping and I stumbled across Mandy Davis. She introduced me to her ‘Sleepy Head tea’, I left with a bag and the rest is history. I had finally found a way to drift off to sleep without medication and it didn’t cost the earth- I was one happy girl. One day she dissapeered, but a stroll through the Willunga Markets one weekend had me find her blissfull little stall, where she now calls home on Saturdays.
Mandy is a creative 23 year old from Port Willunga on the Fleurieu Peninsula. She’s originally a Riverland girl, from a long line of sultana and fruit farmers- so it seems rather fitting that she has a passion for fresh local food. Her business Fine and Dandy Teahouse was founded in 2013, and is a mix of her nick name Mandy and her partners name Dan- hence “Fine and Dandy”. She say’s it corny, but I’m a sucker for a cheeky play on words and love it to bits.
7 major surgeries, 3 in one year, were one of the main reasons that drove Mandy to create her own tea brand. She purchased store bought tea but her body couldn’t handle all the preservatives and alleged natural flavourings. This prompted her to create my own preservative, additive, sulphur free blend, which she has made over 30 of to date.
If you can’t get down to see Mandy at the Willunga Farmers Market on Saturdays, then check the list below to pick up a packet, or even better sit down and enjoy a cup of this liquid perfection.
Home Grain Bakery Aldinga
Pizza Kneads, Willunga
Willunga Beaute, Willunga
The Artel, McLaren Vale
One Little Sister, Normanville
Renmark By Design, Renmark
Nuts About Fruit, Renmark
Natural Envy, Waikerie
Ultimate Hampers, Online
Fleurieu Market, Online
Johnei & Jo, Palm Beach, Queensland
Home Grain Bakery, Aldinga
Home Grain Bakery, McLaren Flat
Home Grain Bakery, Mount Compass
From Humble Grounds, Willunga
Willunga Beaute, Willunga
Ellen Street Resturant, Maxwell Wines, McLaren Vale
The Olfactory Inn, Strathalbyn
Clarendon Bakery, Clarendon
**thanks to Mandy at Fine and Dandy Teahouse for supplying me with some delicious teas to try. Although supplied with tea, all views and opinions are always honest and my own**