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Tealosophy

Hello and welcome to The Steepery Tea Co’s blog Tealosophy. Exploring, learning and musing the world of tea whilst enjoying a few fine brews along the way.

Jin Jun Mei Honey: the 2018 Grand Champion Tea of Hobart's Royal Agricultural Show Fine Food Awards

By Kym Cooper. Posted

What an honour to receive a phone call last Sunday (29/7) that one of our favourite black Chinese teas had been given a very deserving honour of being named the 2018 Grand Champion tea at Hobart's Royal Agricultural Show Fine Food Awards. At The Steepery Tea Co. our main objective is to source and curate a selection of pure leaf teas ('true teas') from various growing regions across the world to showcase the diversity of the leaf and the tea makers craft in producing exceptional tea. Searching for tea and continually cupping samples is where we dedicate a significant amount...

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Old Barrel Tea Co. - a collaboration of tea friends & release of Batch No. 001 Jin Xuan

By Kym Cooper. Posted

We are so excited to finally start shouting from the rooftops about a fun and exciting collaboration we have been working on for the past 6 months with our very good tea friends: Cheryl Teo (Flag & Spear) and Tania Stacey (Cuppa Cha).  The first project release. Old Barrel Tea Co. Batch No. 001 Jin Xuan. Isn't the liquor beautiful...you should try some!    Old Barrel Tea Co. started out as a bit of friendly banter between Cheryl & I over a social media post she shared of a barrel aged tea she had acquired from overseas. I casually suggested we...

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A resources guide for the emerging Teaist

By Kym Cooper. Posted | 1 comment

We have been wanting to put together some of our favourite tea resources in a short guide designed to help emerging Teaists expand and grow their tea knowledge.   As a Tea Practitioner located in Australia, we have tried to highlight some of the great tea resources available locally as well as those internationally that we have personally found beneficial.  We will maintain our guide to ensure it reflects resources that are relevant, approachable and really helpful! Rather than give you an overview of each resource, take a look, see if it works for you and get in contact if you come across any...

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In pursuit of tea knowledge: tea resources for the emerging teaist

By Kym Cooper. Posted

When I reflect on my tea journey to date I always wonder if the path I took to pursuit tea knowledge may have been different if I didn't approach it as haphazardly as I did. Would I have arrived at a different point? Or would I have arrived at the same point perhaps via a different path? For me, it doesn't really matter as my personal journey to acquire tea knowledge has certainly not ended. If anything, with every new tea I drink or new tea practitioner I meet, comes the realisation that tea is fluid and dynamic and mastering...

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An unlikely pair: Tea & cheese

By Kym Cooper. Posted

Whilst the idea of tea & cheese pairing is not a new idea in the culinary or tea world it is certainly something new in the Brisbane (Australia) market. When we share the idea of pairing tea and cheese together I am mostly met with some curious looks followed by questions about the absence of wine. Whenever we work on a project involving tea the first criteria for us is to ensure that pure leaf tea remains the hero. We respect tea and the people that create the tea too much to play down the product to just some ubiquitous...

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