Cacao: History and the Benefits for Health

Human consumption of cacao has a long history – dating back thousands of years. The World Cocoa Foundation says growing cacao as a crop was started by South American cultures such as the Aztecs and Mayans. Studies of cacao history show the Aztecs consumed cacao as a bitter drink – which was later sweetened and flavoured by Spanish […]

Why Organic?

  At Organic Merchant we are passionate about all things green, organic, eco-friendly, fairly traded, locally traded and sustainable. We feel these passionate lifestyle choices, in our own small way demonstrate our care, respect and compassion for the broader community and the environment.   WHY WE USE 100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENTS? It’s better for you!Better taste. Better […]

Breathing Exercises

Breath work is used to invigorate, energize and relax the body, mind and spirit. Relaxing techniques include such practices as Bhramari Pranayama (Humming Bee Breath), Long Deep Breathing and Alternate nostril breathing Invigorating techniques include Breath of Fire (Agni-Prasana) ‘Bellows Breath’ and Kabalabati. These are just a few there are many others to explore. RELAXING TECHNIQUES Bhramari Pranayama (Humming […]

Heal your mind, body and spirit with Ayurveda

Thought by historians to be one of the oldest healing science, Ayurveda dates back 5000 years ago from Ancient India’s Vedic culture. Ayurvedic medicine stems from the belief that health is dependent on the balance of the mind, body and spirit. Its practices help the prevention of illness and the maintenance of good health rather than […]

Organic Vs Wildcrafted

We often hear the word organic being used but do you know what it actually means and the differences between organic and wildcrafted? Organic Merchant’s teas are Australian Certified Organic (ACO) and several of our teas have wildcrafted ingredients so keep reading to find out more. Certified Organic Certified organic plants are farmed and grown […]

5 Reasons to Drink More Tea

Written by Alina Canon As one of the oldest beverages in existence, it isn’t surprising that tea bagged the title of “Second Most Popular Drink in the World”, as per Statista’s latest study on global tea production. The popular statistics portal highlighted that in 2018, over 5.8 million metric tons of tea were produced and exported […]