Gulbarn is a herbal tea business based in Minyerri community, 580 kms south-east of Darwin in the Northern Territory. Traditionally Gulbarn has been used as a bush medicine for thousands of years, healing coughs and colds and soothing stomachs. Even now, people use Gulbarn for its medicinal qualities – just by smelling Gulbarn, you can clear your nose and lungs. We assure you, you’ll feel better after drinking some Gulbarn! Gulbarn grows on Alawa country, in the Northern Territory. The land is rich with plants and animals and the people are full of knowledge, language and culture. Minyerri community launched the Gulbarn Herbal Tea business in mid-2015 as a way of sharing their culture and country with the world. The botanic name for Gulbarn is melaleuca citrolens, with its flavonoids and antioxidant levels similar to that of green tea. As the flavour is quite strong, you only need a small pinch of leaves in a cup with boiling water. One 10g bag will make approximately 35 cups (250ml). The Gulbarn Herbal Tea can be enjoyed both hot and as a refreshing iced tea with a dash of mint!
A super tasty sweeter style relish featuring the rich pungent flavour of the Bush Tomato. Delicious on crackers, with finger food, meats, hard cheeses or wherever you would like a delicious tasty relish.
The Kakadu Plum, also called the Gubinge, Billygoat Plum or Murunga; grows natively across the Top End of Northern Australia. The fruit has been a traditional source of bush tucker, antiseptic and a healing remedy for Aboriginal people across Arnhem Land for thousands of years. Today the trees are still in great abundance and come to fruit usually at the start of the dry season in May each year. The Kakadu Plum has been identified world wide as the single natural food source with the highest vitamin C content on the planet. It contains 3000mg of vitamin C per 100g of fruit - over 50 times the concentration found in oranges.
The Lilly Pilly is one of the most popular plants in Australia today, particularly for hedging and topiary. Lilliy Pilly's are evergreen rainforest plants with glossy green leaves. Many varieties have flushes of colourful new growth, ranging from brilliant pink to a red-brown. In spring to early summer most Lilliy Pilly's have fluffy white or greenish flowers followed by long lasting red, purple or whitish berries. The fruit matures from December to February, being a pear shaped red berry, known as a Riberry, growing to 13 mm long, covering a single seed, 4 mm in diameter. The tree commonly only reaches 7 metres in cultivation. The berry has a tart, cranberry-like flavor, that has a hint of cloves.