December 18, 2015

Kate Dalton x Mayde Tea



Today we interview Kate Dalton from  Mayde Tea

Kate has cleverly combined her passions for health, herbal medicine and wellbeing through creating her very own 100% organic, herbal, handmade & locally sourced tea!

Mayde Tea has been an absolute hit in the local cafes and in even bigger demand throughout Aus and I can see why.

Her teas are not only presented in the most beautiful packaging but are nourishing, soooo seriously delicious and made with love :)

My recommendation would be the Mint Cacao – yes thats right – chocolate tea!… not to mention her collaboration with the health conscious chocolate connoisseurs themselves Pana Chocolate. If you’re ever in Sydney check out the Pana Cafes where her teas will be stocked! YUM!

Originally from the Sydney, Kate says she’s here to stay in our sunny town of Byron Bay and I couldn’t be happier with that.

Beautiful inside and out this girl is an inspiration to any entrepreneurial ladies out there pursing their passions!

Thanks for being a part of our Arnhem Creatives series Kate and taking us to your all your favourite places in Byron!

Don’t forget to have a listen to Kate’s playlist the below! This girl got taste!



Hey Kate, firstly tell us a bit about yourself before Mayde Tea? 

So that was 2 and a half years ago- I can’t believe it’s been that long! I was a full time student, studying in Sydney and managing a cafe full time. I don’t know how but I managed to start Mayde Tea amongst these crazy working/study hours. Managing the cafe gave me a little insight into some aspects of running a business, although it’s far from the same, i think it gave me confidence to start Mayde Tea. A year ago I decided I needed a warehouse, so that was one reason I moved to Byron where that was more achievable than the big smoke. The support I have received up here still blows my mind.


What inspired you to create a business around teas?
I was taking a few herbal remedies for a digestive system ailment I was suffering about 3 years ago. I decided to stop taking the herbal tinctures (which are alcohol based) and buy the same herbs to make medicinal decoctions which is by just using water as the solvent. I had such great results and I wanted to be able to share this with family and friends so I did. I made digestive blends, anxiety and sleep blends and whatever people asked for. All of a sudden I was registering a business name and starting a business which definitely wasn’t the plan! But it was so fun and I’m so glad I did!




What do you the love about Byron and what keeps you here instead of Sydney?
I love that its such a beautiful close community and every time I walk down the street I’m bound to run into someone. Just seeing someone and having them ask how you are and vice versa is so nice. I could easily go days without seeing any familiar faces in Sydney if I wanted to! There is such a great abundance of healthy, organically/locally grown and ethically produced food here too.


What are you favourite Arnhem pieces or styles?
All of the one piece swimsuits are amazing! I actually got one today which I can’t wait to wear! All of the beautiful new lace dresses are really beautiful too.


Lastly, any wise words of wisdom for all the other aspiring entrepreneurs/ creative ladies out there?
Dont have expectations, I certainly didn’t and I couldn’t be happier with where I’m at. Going into business purely for your passion of what your producing is what will let it naturally thrive. If I started Mayde Tea to be super rich I definitely would have given up ages ago, it takes a long time! Having the flexibility of working my own hours makes it all worthwhile. Also, when starting a business you’re not expected to know everything. I am still learning every single day. I started this not having a clue about how to even create an invoice, now I am doing all of my own marketing, accounts, orders and every other aspect of a functioning business!


1. The Growlers – Black Memories

2. The Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue

3.Good Morning – Once You Know

4. Massive Attack – Paradise Circus


Look 1: Athena Maxi Skirt -Aster // Own Tee & Lack Of Color Hat

Look 2: CJ Bikini – Peach // Lack of Color Hat

Look 3: Zara Playsuit – Garnet

Look4: Chloe One piece – English Garden & Coconut Shorts – White


Size Charts

How To Measure:

Measure under your arms at the fuller part of your bust. Keep tape level across shoulder blades.

Natural Waist
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape comfortably loose.

Drop Waist
Measure 1 1/2 inches below your natural waistline.

Stand with your feet together and measure around the fullest part of your hips.



  6 8 10 12 14
AUSTRALIA / NZ 6 8 10 12 14
USA 2 4 6 8 10
UK 6 8 10 12 14
EUROPE 34 36 38 40 42
  6 8 10 12 14
BUST (CM) 80 85 90 95 100
WAIST (CM) 60 65 70 75 80
HIP (CM) 90 92 97 102 107
  36 37 38 39 40 41
AU / US 5 6 7 8 9 10
UK 3 4 5 6 7 8
EUROPE 36 37 38 39 40 41
LENGTH CM 22 23 24 25 26 27
  1 2 3 4 5
AUS/NZ 1 yrs 2 yrs 3 yrs 4 yrs 5 yrs
USA 18-24mths 24mths 2T 4T 5T
UK 12-18mths 24mths 2-3 yrs 3-4 yrs 4-5 yrs
EUROPE 80-86cm 86-92cm 92-98cm 98-104cm 104-110cm