Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pickled Tea Sauce and how can I use it?

Mimi’s Laphet Tea Sauce is a delicious blend of earthy green tea, tangy lime, creamy sesame and a hint of garlic and chilli. It’s a tasty and healthy addition to your go to salad, wrap or use it as a sauce for dipping or on a burger.

Mimi’s Sunkissed crunch is a golden, crispy mix of beans and nuts that are a crunchy and tasty addition to any dish you want to bring to life. From a salad, to wraps, pizza, noodles or pasta, anything you want to give an added crunch to! Simply take a couple of spoonful’s and sprinkle for an added texture and protein kick.

The combination of flavour and crunch is inspired by the traditional Burmese salad known as Laphet Thoke where these elements are combined with cucumber, tomato, corn, lettuce and lime to create a healthy and yummy salad.

How long will it take to process my order and ship it?

We typically process your order in 1-2 days and shipping time Australia wide is 5-7 days. If you make any purchases after 2PM on Friday, it will be shipped out on Monday morning. Once your order is processed, we’ll send you a confirmation email with a tracking number.

How is it packaged?

Our Tea Sauce is in a glass bottle and our Sunkissed Crunch in a glass jar. We wrap each item in corrugated paper/cardboard. When you buy the Tea Sauce or the Sunkissed crunch they will be placed inside a paper padded bag for extra protection during shipping.  When you buy any of our ‘packs’ such as the ‘Easy Teasy pack’ then we will place the items in a cardboard box which is also great way to send as a gift. We don’t use any plastic in our packaging and all the materials can be recycled.

Where are your products made?

Our products are bottled and packaged in Australia. The fermented tea leaves are sourced from Burma whilst the other ingredients we use are sourced locally in Australia. Our Sunkissed crunch is sourced from Burma and packaged locally in Australia.

What is Laphet?

The traditional tea leaf salad known locally in Burma as ‘laphet thoke’ is a freshly made salad consisting of tomato, shredded cabbage, corn & lettuce that is garnished with pickled tea leaves, garlic, chilli, a squeeze of lime and topped with crunchy nuts and sesame seeds. It is a very healthy, tasty and colourful salad. It is a local custom to offer Laphet thoke to visitors and it is a gesture of generosity, warmth and good health.

Does the Tea Sauce taste bitter?

No, it doesn’t taste bitter at all. When the green tea leaves are fermented, the bitterness reduces and is replaced with a very pleasant earthy taste.

How is laphet (pickled green tea) prepared?

Laphet is made from picking the young leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant (Tea plant). After picking, the tea leaves are put through a steaming process. The tea leaves are then packed into clay pots and pressed by heavy weights. The Tea leaves are then well fermented by naturally forming microbes, the fermentation process can take up to six months. The fermentation process is an art refined in Burma for centuries that creates a complex and delicious earthy taste. The fermented tea leaves are widely eaten in Burma in the ‘laphet thoke’ tea leaf salad and you won’t find a home that doesn’t have it to share with family and friends. We have sourced our fermented tea from this region to ensure high quality and an authentic flavour.

How spicy is the Tea Sauce?

Our Tea Sauce has a hint of chilli. It isn’t spicy but rather adds a nice warmth to your food. It is always good to try a small amount first and add more if needed.

Is the Tea Sauce and Sunkissed Crunch gluten free and vegan?

Yes, both our Tea Sauce and Sunkissed Crunch are plant based and gluten free.

Do your products contain any allergens?

Mimi’s Laphet Tea Sauce contains soy and sesame seeds (please refer to the nutrition and ingredient label on the product page).

Mimi’s Laphet Sunkissed crunch contains peanuts and sesame seeds (please refer to the nutrition and ingredient label on the product page).

How long does the Tea Sauce last once opened?

It can last 3 weeks in the fridge when opened. The concentrated taste means typically one spoonful is all you’ll need and that a bottle could last you for up to 12 salads.

Do you accept any returns or refunds?

We offer a 30-day risk-free trial. If for some reason you are not happy with the product you receive you may contact us to receive a refund on the price paid for the products on our online store. Please see our 30-day risk-free trial policy for the T&Cs.

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