Beit e'Shai® (House of Tea in Arabic, pronounced bayt eh shy) is a Narrm/Melbourne based online apothecary and pop-up teahouse. All teas and tisanes are handmade by herbalist and nutritionist Rasha Tayeh using 100% natural blends from certified organic ingredients.
Drawing on her ancestral knowledge and appreciation of traditional Arabic medicine and Palestinian herbalism, Rasha creates aromatic teas and tisanes that focus on health, wellbeing and comfort.
Inspired by traditional teahouses and apothecaries from the SWANA region (SouthWest Asia & North Africa), Beit e'Shai® offers beautiful blends that are made from high quality herbs and spices for you to enjoy with your family and friends.
Beit e'Shai is a social enterprise that;
• Creates employment opportunities for people living in diaspora; people with lived experience of migration, or seeking refuge and asylum in Australia
• Takes care of the planet, the plants and biodiversity by using ethically sourced sustainable products and processes that save energy, resources and reduce waste
• Supports local food systems & community based agriculture in Palestine
• Preserves ancestral knowledge, Palestinian herbalism and traditional Arabic medicine.
Beit e'Shai hosts regular herbalism workshops, tea ceremonies and we are available for catering bookings at your next event; including festivals, conferences, markets and more.
Beit e'Shai acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are based, Narrm (Melbourne); the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and neighbouring Boonwurrung Peoples of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and their descendants. Sovereignty was never ceded.