What's the story behind the name?
Allegra & Grace represents how we feel during our tea drinking experiences and how we wish for you to feel when immersed into the wonderful world of tea. We believe that tea brings joy and cheeriness into our lives. In Italian, ‘Allegra’ is a female given name of Italian origin meaning “joyful”. The name ‘Grace’ is derived from a noun that represents the elegance and relaxing sensation tea offers. Together, Allegra & Grace was created to bring beautiful tea drinking experiences to you.
Where do we source our products from?
Allegra & Grace has worked hard to source premium quality tea available from a wide range of wonderful Australian small businesses in order to provide you with the perfect tea from the convenience of an online store. We take pride in supporting Australian businesses, particularly those that manufacture and supply high-quality, natural products.We have partnered with a group of passionate tea creators and hope that our carefully selected range inspires you to make time just for yourself and to share great tea with the people you care about.
Do I need to take any precautions before I drink tea?
We consider the herbs used in various teas to be a delightful gift from nature, however, it’s important to remember the potency of some of these herbs can have side effects. If you are unsure whether any Allegra & Grace product range is right for you, we recommend consulting with a trusted medical professional – especially if you have a health condition, are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Does tea contain caffeine?
Tea is made from the leaves of an evergreen plant called Camellia Sinensis. All teas that come from the Camellia Sinensis plant contain caffeine. These include black, green and white tea. Caffeine levels in tea depend on the type of tea that is brewed, the water temperature and steeping time. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system which can make you more alert and energetic. On the flipside, too much caffeine can cause unpleasant side effects including insomnia, restlessness and increased anxiety. We recommend you contact a trusted health professional should you have any concerns about the effects of caffeine.
What is herbal tea and does it contain caffeine?
Herbals teas are caffeine-free beverages that do not come from the Camellia Sinensis plant. Herbal teas use all parts of various other plants, including stems, roots, flowers, seeds, fruit and leaves. Some of the most popular herbal teas around include chamomile, peppermint, ginger and hibiscus.
Is there an art to brewing tea?
At Allegra & Grace, we believe there is a subtle art involved in making a delicious cup of tea. We have put together a helpful guide with important tips and tricks for first-timers which you can view here. Please remember there is no right or wrong way to make tea. Creating tea that is your own is part of the fun and experience, so please don’t be afraid to experiment.
We are here to answer any questions you have to enhance your tea drinking experiences. Please feel free to ask at any time by sending the message via contact form or clicking here.