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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.

Introducing our Australian Tea collection

By Kym Cooper. Posted

This week we are pleased to launch a new tea collection featuring Australian grown and processed tea. Our aim for this collection is to showcase and support the talents of our Australian tea makers (tea masters) in producing teas that exemplify their growing region and production methods. Our initial Australian tea collection, whilst small, has brought together some of the finest green teas from around the country. We hope to encourage tea enthusiasts to experience Australian grown teas for themselves.   The first two single-estate green teas to be added to our collection have been grown and processed by our friends...

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Tasting Journal: 2015 Arakai Estate teas

By Kym Cooper. Posted

Last week we featured Artisan Tea Maker: Arakai Estate. You can have a read of this post here. Today we are going to share our tasting experience with their award winning green and black teas. What happens when you combine Japanese tea cultivars, Bellthorpe’s terroir and Chinese and Taiwanese processing methods? Spectacular, bold, whole-leaf teas made for the Australian tea drinker! Green Tea Both of the 2015 green teas were a delight to drink. They are wonderfully complex, aromatic and sweet with detectable oolong influences both in flavour and appearance. Arakai Estate Premium Green 2015 First Spring Flush - Winner...

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Artisan Tea Maker: Arakai Estate, Bellthorpe, Queensland, Australia

By Kym Cooper. Posted

Australia is unlikely to spring to the top of your mind when thinking about the world’s tea producing regions. Not only do we grow and produce tea domestically there is some excellent tea coming onto the market.  This week I am excited to feature Arakai Estate, an Australian artisan tea maker, located in the beautiful Conondale Ranges in South-East Queensland.  This is a wonderful story about all the things I am passionate about when it comes to tea. A local, family owned and operated tea estate that produces small batch artisan tea. The estate maintains a sustainable approach to tea production...

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Matcha, matcha, matcha!

By Kym Cooper. Posted | 2 comments

I have been singing an “I love matcha” song for many months now. For me, the bold and bittersweet flavour makes matcha the perfect replacement to coffee, particularly at home. This week I thought I would share 5 interesting facts about this mighty green tea and why I love it so. 1. A tea to be respected There is more to matcha than meets the eye. To respect this tea you really need to appreciate the effort and skill required to produce it. tea plants are shaded 2-4 weeks prior to harvest to increase the chlorophyll content, or the bright...

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