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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.

Tea Learnings whilst in pursuit of exceptional examples of Jasmine Dragon Pearls

By Kym Cooper. Posted

Jasmine Dragon Pearls (also known as Buddha's Tears or Mo Li Hua Long Zhu) is a seemingly straight forward scented green tea. But it has become clear to me that it is so much more.  I have considered removing it from my tea catalogue many times. But people love this tea, for me personally it offers a familiar happiness around those rare Chinese restaurant visits I had as a child. Plus when you understand the effort and care that goes into creating a traditionally scented tea I can not abandon it.  For anyone that hasn't experienced a Jasmine scented green tea...

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Cold brewed tea - plain and simple

By Kym Cooper. Posted

We have shown you how easy it is to prepare cold brewed tea here. Now we share some recommendations from The Steepery Tea Co’s tea collection that make excellent choices for iced tea. These particular loose-leaf teas are aromatic and flavourful suitable for enjoying plain and simply.   White Tea White Peony Tasting notes: Velvety | Stone Fruit | Floral   Green Tea Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls Tasting notes: Fresh | Sweet | Spice   Organic Hojicha Tasting notes: Biscuity | Toast | Roasted Nuts    Oolong Tea Iron Goddess of Mercy Tasting notes: ]Velvety | Floral | Almond Milk   Dong Ding...

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Tea Travels: Japan (eating tea leaves)

By Kym Cooper. Posted | 2 comments

When I think of Japanese tea culture it immediately conjures up images of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. An elaborate and refined ritual of preparing and serving green tea. In all honesty, these images discouraged me from learning more about Japanese tea for a long time as I felt ill-equipped to understand and comprehend "The Way of Tea". Fortunately, my tea studies have opened up the world of Japanese tea just enough for it not to feel so overwhelming. Peeling back the edges, I love what I see, a wonderfully accepting, diverse and rich tea culture.  Having shared the fun-side of our tea...

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Tea travels: Japan (firstly, the fun stuff)

By Kym Cooper. Posted | 2 comments

Japan has an extensive and rich tea culture. It made the perfect travel destination to enjoy a family holiday and combine a little bit of tea schooling. In the first part of our tea travel post I have included all the fun aspects of our tea experience in Japan. I will write more about the true tea highlights in my next post. Green tea (matcha) ice cream The hot and humid weather made it easy to indulge in soft serve matcha ice cream. Many of the ice creams were made from green tea powder and lacked the bitterness and richness of matcha but...

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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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