Health news

The science behind herbal tea remedies

Many Eastern cultures have considered tea as a healthy elixir for hundreds of years, and now the West is catching on. But does the science stack up?

Cakes & Baking

Oscar’s Orange Cake

If friends are dropping by on short notice, then Oscar’s Orange Cake could come to the rescue. Simply blend the ingredients, bake and enjoy with a cup of tea – and conversation!

Cakes & Baking

Mandarin and Almond Cake

This moist gluten-free cake is so delicious, it needs no additions or fancy icings. If mandarins are not in season, substitute two oranges instead.

Health news

Drinking your tea or coffee too hot may be harmful to your health

Although there are many health benefits associated with drinking tea and coffee, consuming them at too high a temperature may be doing you harm. It may even cause cancer.


Win high tea for two

High tea is a luxurious way to pass the time but is often not something we consider treating ourselves to. So why not spoil yourself and a friend this Christmas with our prize of high tea for two at the Westin Hotel in Melbourne or Sydney?


The wonder of The Westin Hotels

Surrounded by exclusive retailers, renowned restaurants and attractions, The Westin Melbourne and The Westin Sydney will bring out your best self. Both hotels provide thoughtfully designed experiences making the healthiest choices irresistibly appealing.

Cakes & Baking

Fruit Cake

Irene has adapted this very quick and easy fruit cake recipe to reduce the amount of sugar require in more traditional recipes.