Sarita Merlo

Sarita Merlo Naturopath, Herbalist & Founder of Byron Bay Tea Company (BBTC)

Founded by one of our wonderful featured Health Experts Sarita Merlo, Byron Bay Tea Company is a brand that is close to our hearts. As a Naturopath and Herbalist, Sarita has always had an implicit interest in holistic health and has enjoyed being an avid tea drinker. Prompted by the healing properties of herbs, and keen to turn a cultural tradition into modern-day practice she founded the Byron Bay Tea Company (BBTC) in 2004. Featuring only natural ingredients, that are organic, wild-crafted and pesticide-free- these teas have been blended according to health themes to have real have benefits. From intimate local market stalls to national prominence, the BBTC journey has been swift. The brand can now be found in many restaurants, cafes, resorts, retreats, food stores and more- from all around Australia and has been for twelve successful years.

My Articles

General Wellbeing


Spring has sprung in Byron Bay where the days are getting longer and the nights shorter. With the warmth of the spring air and flowers blossoming all around us, it naturally becomes a time to...

Health Tips


As the days get shorter, the nights get longer and a chilly winter sets in, we need to adjust our lifestyles to match the natural rhythm of a different season. Winter is the season for “storage”...

Food and Nutrition

Why Mums Need Tea

In the run up to this years Mothers day, the team at BBTC and I found ourselves discussing the very relevant subject of: Why Mums need tea? We came up with some pretty interesting and humorous...