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Hello and welcome to The Steepery Tea Co’s blog Tealosophy. Exploring, learning and musing the world of tea whilst appreciating many steeps along the way.

3 tips to desirable TEA gift giving this Christmas

By Kym Cooper. Posted

In the spirit of being a mindful gift giver, this Christmas, think about those nearest and dearest teaists in your life and giving them TEA gifts that would bring the greatest joy to their tea tables.  Here are 3 tips on better tea gifting. 1. Buy TRUE tea and support local businesses Selecting a true tea based on cultivar, growing region, processing method (e.g., lightly oxidised, heavily roasted etc), the story of the tea maker or the complex aroma and flavour profiles will make for one happy tea drinker.  There are some very good online tea retailers in Australia that specialise...

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How to create cold summer tea drinks like a tea specialist!

By Kym Cooper. Posted

Summer has most definitely arrived here in Brisbane, Australia. We just had a wild midday storm and the temperature is set to soar again into the mid-30s. It is the humidity that does my head in nevertheless it makes great weather for cold tea formats.  Also, you may not know but I am becoming a budding Instagrammer. If you enjoy the images here these are a flavour of what you will find on my Instagram feed during a given week. I post my tea life daily and would love you to follow and be inspired. Check it out at @thesteeperytea. I...

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A collection of new Taiwanese oolongs has landed

By Kym Cooper. Posted

Taiwan has a special place in my heart. Not only do they produce exceptional pure leaf tea; I was born there. For those who don't know I am adopted. I consider myself an Aussie raised with western traditions and it hasn't been until later in my life that I became curious about my heritage and culture. I feel I came into tea on purpose and tea is a culture bridge linking the two pieces of who I am and why I am. Thanks to So Han Fan for putting this concept into words in an article 'Tea is a Culture Bridge'...

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A good breakfast tea…or just a damn good black tea 😊

By Kym Cooper. Posted

Don't be fooled into thinking that 'English Breakfast' tea is the only brew suitable for the morning. This famous blended black tea stands in the way of tea enthusiasts getting access to better choices in leaf tea on cafe and restaurant menus. Unlike coffee lovers who are now experiencing a trend towards varied single origin beans that exhibit unique aromas and flavours, the tea lover is left underwhelmed by their choices and almost always faced with an ‘English Breakfast’ blend (cue sad face). But I can assure you there are a huge number of styles of pure leaf teas out...

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Japanese Tea

By Kym Cooper. Posted

We are taking a short (2-week) break from the business to learn more about Japanese tea culture, in JAPAN! We are very excited and cannot wait to immerse ourselves in authentic experiences not only focussed on tea but many aspects of Japanese life.  In preparing for this trip we have been re-visiting all of The Steepery Tea Co’s Japanese teas. It has been such a pleasurable experience that we wanted to share our cupping experiences with you and encourage you to try Japanese teas for yourself. Matcha Our Organic DōMatcha™ is loved by us here at The Steepery Tea Co....

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