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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.

A peak into our Nepali tea sourcing partnership with Jeni Dodd

By Kym Cooper. Posted

After seeing the potential in Nepali teas a couple of years ago they have been on The Steepery Tea Co's wishlist as a region to introduce to my customers. I feel exceptionally fortunate to have met Jeni Dodd from Jeni Dodd Tea this year when she visited Australia. I cannot tell you how excited I am to introduce a selection of Nepali black and white teas that gives you some insight and set a benchmark for this incredible tea growing region.  It was while I was sitting as an attendee of the 2018 Australian Tea Cultural Seminar listening to Jeni deliver an engaging and...

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Introducing our Taiwanese tea sourcing partner ~ Tania Stacey

By Kym Cooper. Posted

I was fortunate to connect with Tania Stacey in 2017 at an Australian tea event. Tania Stacey is the owner of Cuppa Cha and producer of Cuppa Cha's TEA channel (a tea resource focused on providing a free educational resource for tea professionals). She also has a solid reputation as 'the' Taiwanese tea specialist in the Australian market.  I was a little uncertain whether Tania would be interested in working with me as a sourcing partner. So many small tea businesses are coming and going at the moment and I feel in awe of those that have tenure and experience, particularly in the...

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Our fixation on tea sourcing

By Kym Cooper. Posted

I have been wanting to write this blog post for some time and as I am in Japan on a tea study tour it seems timely to share our thoughts as we hope to make some new sourcing connections.   Tea sourcing has been an interesting journey and one we have fixated on since opening our online doors in 2015. Our core focus is getting better at the business of sourcing tea for our customers. We spend hours of time into searching, networking, cupping, connecting and maintaining relationships in tea.  The business of tea sourcing is very much relationship based built over...

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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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