November News!

I can’t believe we’re already in November and that I’m getting ready for my Christmas Markets and stocking up on my Online Store.

This month I’ll be trading my Beit e’Shai organic herbal teas at three different markets starting Saturday 16th November.  Scroll down for more details!

If you can’t make it to a market, don’t forget that you can always shop online at http://www.beiteshai.com

Get organised this Christmas season, start your shopping early and support your local makers.

I will also be having a PopUp Shop with a couple of friends on the weekend of December 13th-15th in Brunswick East.  It’s a wonderful way to thank you for your support and raise a glass to celebrate the end of year.  I will send you a separate email with your invitation to the launch party with more details on our PopUp Shop trading hours, workshops and happenings over the weekend.  For now, save the date!

New Beit e’Shai Stockists

A warm welcome to two of my newest Beit e’Shai stockists joining us this month.
Migrant Coffee in West Footscray and Happy Herb Shop in Fitzroy.

This month marks a business goal I set myself earlier this year: to reach 10 stockists by the end of 2019.  And here we are!  I’m feeling proud of my efforts running this business solo out of my apartment in Preston and I’m so very grateful for ALL of your support.  Big things are coming.

I feel blessed to have such a wonderful family of stockists and I’m always looking to spread my herbal love.  So, if you or someone you know would like to stock my handmade organic herbal teas please email me on rasha@beiteshai.com and ask for a Wholesale Line Sheet and Price List.

From time to time, I get asked by different clients to host workshops, throw tea parties or cater for their special events and conferences.  This month I’m pleased to announce that I will be catering for the Black-Palestinian Solidarity Conference at The University of Melbourne and providing Beit e’Shai teas during morning and afternoon tea breaks, and during lunchtime alongside the amazing Hana Assafiri from The Moroccan Soup Bar, who will be putting on a delicious Moroccan spread for lunch.  There are still tickets available to this event via this link.

So, if you are ever looking for a tea caterer, I’m your gal!
Email me on rasha@beiteshai.com for a quote.

November Markets

Here are my market movements this month:

Gift ideas

I have lots of delicious treats for you this Christmas.  Apart from gorgeous handmade test tube holders by local woodworker Grant Robinson like the ones we had last year (pictured below),  I have commissioned a brilliant local ceramics artist and dear friend Nicole Coci to make special Beit e’Shai mugs to pair with my herbal teas and infusers.  I will have lots of Christmas gift ideas at these markets, so be sure to drop by.  Please note, these limited edition Gift Sets will not be available online, only at markets in November and December (or until they sell out).

With love, Rasha x

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Tea Salon: Fundraiser for Dalia Association

This is your exclusive invitation to our first Tea Salon, a fundraising experience hosted by Beit e’Shai for Dalia Association based in occupied Palestine.

Step inside the warmth of Preston’s Oshun Retreat, with a cup of Beit e’Shai tea in hand, for a magical Sunday afternoon filled with music, dance, henna art, massage and reiki healings. Tea Salon offers a chance for our Beit e’Shai community to connect in support for Palestine and Dalia Association-مؤسسة دالية المجتمعية.

Proceeds raised from this Tea Salon will fund a community supported agriculture project: Om Sleiman Farm – مزرعة أم سليمان. Om Sleiman Farm is a small organic farm in the Ramallah area that offers ethical local produce to the West Bank region. This initiative is made possible by Dalia Association – the only community foundation that realizes Palestinians’ rights to control their resources and sustain their own development for generations to come.

Your host, Beit e’Shai owner and founder, Rasha Tayeh, is a Palestinian artist, herbalist and nutritionist. Rasha invites guests to an afternoon of relaxing self care and community care over a casual gathering and delicious teas; heralding her business’ intention to create a healing home for all of us who have been displaced, dispossessed or exiled.

Dalia Association and Beit e’Shai believe that by reviving traditions of philanthropy and volunteerism, we create new systems that make giving easier and more trust worthy.

When: Sunday 28th July 2019, 3 – 6pm
Where: Oshun Retreat, 5/27 Enfield Ave Preston
Cost: $30 or if you’re feeling extra generous $40
Book online at: https://www.trybooking.com/BDCIN
All proceeds will go to Om Sleiman Farm, supported by Dalia Association in occupied Palestine.

Your entry fee will give you access to our Tea Salon offerings and we encourage you to get in early and register your name for massages and healings from our amazing local therapists and healers including:

Lori Curran from The Humble Nook
Jelena Nikcevic from Soul Aquarian Therapy
Poppy Sophia from Om Chi Reiki

About Beit e’Shai
After living back home in occupied Palestine in 2014-2015 under the harsh reality of military occupation, Rasha Tayeh had to move back to Melbourne, where she set up her business Beit e’Shai (House of Tea in Arabic, pronounced bayt eh shy). Beit e’Shai (established in 2017) is an apothecary and teahouse, with all teas and tisanes handmade by Rasha using 100% natural blends from certified organic ingredients. Informed by her ancestor’s wisdom and drawing on her knowledge and appreciation of traditional Arabic medicine and Palestinian herbalism, Rasha creates aromatic teas and herbal medicines that focus on health, wellbeing and comfort.
Beit e’Shai is built with intention to create a healing home for everyone.

About Dalia Association-مؤسسة دالية المجتمعية
Dalia Association makes grants available to support relevant civil society initiatives, especially grassroots efforts that seek to supplement local resources. A permanent endowment will be built over time to ensure sustainable income for current and future generations. Dalia’s work advocates for systemic change in the international aid system so that it respects Palestinian rights and responds to local priorities.

For more information visit:
www.rashatayeh.com
www.beiteshai.com

Beit e’Shai and Rasha Tayeh acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of this land on which we live and work, and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Oshun Retreat is located at street level / ground floor. The venue is wheelchair accessible with an all-abilities bathroom facility.

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Summer of Love

I hope you had a wonderful New Year’s break!

I certainly did and I’m very happy to be back for an exciting new year filled with market stalls, exciting new events and workshops.

Here are some of Beit e’Shai‘s movements this month:

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Valentine’s Day Special Offer

Beit e’Shai is pleased to announce that we are offering 10% off all our products this Valentine’s Day.

Why not treat yourself or your lover to our delicious lover’s blend, our limited edition Habibi Tea?

Visit our Online Store between now and this Thursday 14th February and enter this promotional code: HABIBI

Offer expires at 11:59pm Thursday 14th February 2019.

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Gibran’s Garden

Tea lovers will be introduced to the Beit e’Shai experience on Saturday 23rd February at the Immigration Museum’s Summer of Love Gibran’s Garden Party.

Founder Rasha Tayeh, will be available at the Beit e’Shai Pop Up Teahouse offering you a complimentary cup of tea on arrival.  Her background as a nutritionist and herbalist provides a unique perspective on how drinking tea can be a form of self-care, a delicious ritual and for healing.  She will also present a Tea Workshop discussing various herbs, fruits and spices that can supportus during the warmer months and be enjoyed as both hot and ice teas.

Drop by the Pop Up Teahouse between 3pm-8pm
And join us at the FREE Tea Workshop from 3pm – 4pm.

 

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Friends & Stockists

We would like to welcome our new (and old) stockists to the Beit e’Shai family:

Aroma Paradise (Sydney)
Rhubarb Organics
Timber + Greens
The Humble Nook
Soul Aquarian Therapy
Immigration Museum Gift Shop (Melbourne)

For more information on how to become a Beit e’Shai stockist email Rasha on: rasha@beiteshai.com

Beit e’Shai 1st Birthday & Christmas Markets

I’ve been busy gearing up for this year’s Christmas season of market stalls, and Im feeling proud that my tea business, Beit e’Shai is almost one!  I officially launched it on 16th December 2017.  It’s been a roller coaster of a year, and I am deeply grateful for the love and support I’ve received.  I couldn’t have done this without you.

And so, Beit e’Shai® (House of Tea in Arabic, pronounced bayt eh shy) has come to be an online apothecary and teahouse, as well as a pop up market stall and teahouse.  All teas and tisanes are handmade by yours truly using 100% natural blends from certifed organic ingredients.  Drawing on my knowledge and appreciation of traditional Arabic medicine and herbalism, I create aromatic teas and tisanes that focus on health, wellbeing and comfort.  Beit e’Shai offers beautiful blends that are made from high quality herbs and spices for you to enjoy with your family and friends.
I stock my teas in some beautiful places including, Rhubarb Organics at Preston Market, Timber+Green Cafe at Creative Cubes in Hawthorn and at the Immigration Museum Gift Shop, especially during the Khalil Gibran Exhibition (Dec 2018 – Feb 2019)… I have to say, Khalil Gibran is one of my favourite poets, if you get a chance, be sure to see that exhibition!
If you’d like to become a stockist, please get in touch via email.
Tea lovers are also introduced to the Beit e’Shai experience through events, markets and social media.  And I am available for in-store tastings, performance dinners, tea parties, tea ceremonies, demonstrations and workshops.
In the new year, if you would like me to host an event or facilitate a workshop, please contact me on this email.
Keep an eye on my social media too for the Beit e’Shai 1st Birthday special offer!  Be sure to follow @beiteshai on Instagram and Facebook to find out more about it in the coming week.
In the meantime, please visit me at one of the many markets this season!
I always have a pot of tea brewing for tastings and there’s always a great vibe at these local artisan markets with music, food and other fantastic local makers and traders.  Drop by for a cuppa and say hello.
Supporting local, small and ethical businesses keeps us thriving.  So on behalf of my friends and other small businesses, I want to say THANK YOU for your support and ethical shopping choices during this season.  Thank you for keeping us going and able to do what we love doing!
So much love and gratitude to you.
Here is where you can find me in person, otherwise, the Online Store is always open!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday season and fantastic new year.

 

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Beit e’Shai presents: Herbs for Gut Health

As you probably know by now, I launched an online tea house and apothecary late last year, called Beit e’Shai (House of Tea in Arabic, pronounced bayt eh shy).  Since its launch, Beit e’Shai hosted different events, tea parties and workshops.

This Spring, on Sunday October 14th 2018, Beit e’Shai will be hosting a workshop exploring Herbs for Gut Health, at Attuned Music Therapy studio in Preston.  Spring is associated with rebirth & renewal, making it a good time to cleanse, in this workshop we will be looking at bitter herbs, wild herbs and herbs that improve our digestion and general gut health.  We will also discuss the benefits of fermented green tea along with a practical introduction to Komboocha making.

I will be setting up a table with Beit e’Shai products during this workshop for attendees to purchase from the full range of my handmade blends (at an extra cost to the workshop fee, cash and eftpos available).

To book your spot for this workshop visit this link.

Herbs for Gut Health Workshop details are:

When: 2-3:30pm Sunday 14th Oct 2018

Where: Attuned Music Therapy, 5/27 Enfield Ave Preston VIC 3072

Cost: $30 Standard, $25 Concession.

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Happy Winter Solstice

I am celebrating Winter Solstice by offering 40% OFF my online apothecary & teahouse, Beit e’Shai.

Visit my online store and enter this promotional code at checkout: SOLSTICE
Offer ends 11:59pm this SUNDAY 24th June.

There’s no better way to celebrate this time of year than with a hot cuppa tea.

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I’ll also be trading at the Solstice Festival at Section 8 with this huge sale tomorrow, Saturday 23rd June, where my friends MzRizk and BE. are hosting a design market & block party.

Im so proud that my business is part of this amazing line up of local artists & artisans showcasing their local and ethical products and designs.

You can read more about this weekend’s Solstice Festival on i-D, Acclaim and Broadsheet.

Happy Winter Solstice!