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The Urban Cottage – Tonic


Made from excellent organic or wild harvested ingredients including Gumby Gumby, lemon verbena and nettle.
The Urban Cottage formulates products predominantly using Australian grown/sourced ingredients, with priority given to Australian businesses that employ, support, or partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander growers, suppliers, and communities. The brand makes and packages by hand in small batches to ensure high quality, zero waste products that contain nothing but organic and premium wild harvested botanicals.
The Urban Cottage sources ingredients/materials as close to them as possible in order to reduce their carbon footprint. The brand also sources from businesses that have eco and sustainable practices in place (solar power, rainwater collection, hand harvesting/drying/packing). Urban Cottage reuses incoming packaging for outgoing postage and/or completely plastic free postage materials, they package products in compostable, recyclable, or reusable materials, offer a jar return system to close the loop on packaging materials and finally they package their teas loose leaf to reduce environmental impact by encouraging home composting and zero waste tea-making.
Urban Cottage donates a portion of every sale to Aboriginal, female led businesses, causes, and organisations around the country that offer healing services and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. The brand also makes contributions to Pay the Rent.

What our experts say...


A subtle, grounding, calming blend containing beautiful organic wild harvested ingredients. I steeped this a little over the recommended 5-7 minutes to really bring out the notes of lemon verbena. This is my first time ever ingesting native Gumbi Gumbi, which after some brief research I’ve learnt is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. The added ingredients of melissa, hops and oatstraw make it an excellent before-bed brew. I really appreciate that ingredients have been sourced and wild harvested in a way that benefits first nations growers, suppliers and communities, as well as the extra steps this small business takes to reduce waste and give back to first nations communities.

–Emma Freeman


The loose leaf tea is wonderfully rustic in that it contains whole dried herbs and hops (flowers). Both the flavour and aroma of this nourishing tisane brings a sense of calm and a connection to nature. I love the addition of traditionally used herbs such as Gumby Gumby and Oat Straw, which are thought to possess health promoting qualities that reduce stress, support heart health and boost immunity for example. It is inspiring to see that The Urban Cottage focuses on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through the local businesses they choose to partner with, as well as the charities they contribute to.

–Dominique Scott


Love the fully plastic free packaging and reuse of old business cards. I love that the brand sources not just from Australia but, where possible, from Victoria- making their product with a focus on regional and thus reducing food miles (and supporting local communities). The inner packaging is certified as home compostable, which is something I always look for when buying.

–Jade Woodd

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