Sarita Merlo

Founder of Byron Bay Tea Company


Guest speaker at our first ever Soul Sisters Brunch and Bellinis event is none other than Sarita Merlo founder of Byron Bay Tea Company. As one of the first businesses who stocked and served Sarita’s Byron tea, the team at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co are very proud of the success Sarita has seen since launching in 2004. Sarita is a naturopath and herbalist with a keen interest in holistic health for as long as she can remember. Prompted by the healing properties of herbs, and keen to turn a cultural tradition into modern-day practice she started her own tea company in her home town of Byron Bay.

Sarita says “For years I had brewed my own herbal teas using full-flowered ingredients plucked from my garden in Byron Bay. I took the process a little further with the development of a signature range of organic herbal teas (including Energy, Calming, Digest, Immunity and Detox), which were launched under the BBTC moniker. By selecting the most beneficial parts of the highest quality plants – and blending them with a range of exotic spices, dried fruits and vanilla bean – I was able to create a tea-drinking experience that was as tasty as it was healthy. ”


We are super excited to celebrate this inspiration woman at our Soul Sisters event on the 8th of April. Bring your best gal pals and join us from 10am-12pm for brunch and bottomless bellinis on our iconic balcony while Sarita shares her journey to success with us. Find out more here or purchase tickets here.