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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.

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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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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The Steepery Tea Co's Tea Service

By Kym Cooper. Posted

Brisbane tea lovers rejoice! You no longer need to spoil your Sunday breakfast or brunch out with a cup of poorly made tea. We have created a tea service at Wandering Cooks that any dedicated tea enthusiast would love to have At its heart, our tea service centres around an interesting and diverse pure leaf tea list*, with each tea being prepared with love and care and served authentically to give you a memorable and enjoyable tea experience. We encourage you to sit and appreciate the tea experience without urgency. While you're sitting the hot water will continue to flow until...

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Tea Residency @ Wandering Cooks

By Kym Cooper. Posted | 2 comments

I have been mulling over a concept in my mind for the past 6 months that started with this question. How do I get more people in Brisbane to understand, connect to and appreciate pure leaf tea? For those that don’t know me, I am trying to harmoniously (ha!ha!) balance being a full-time Mum and growing my tea business. So my approach to answering this question needed to be realistic and a little flexible. The concept of a tea residency started to form in my mind. A place where I could be found on a routine basis; serving tea to...

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Tea events and tea workshops in Brisbane

By Kym Cooper. Posted | 1 comment

And finally I am back! Some of you may have noticed an absence of new content from Tealosophy the past month. As much as I hate to disappoint my readers, the truth is that life got a little hectic for this solopreneur during the past month and something had to give. I thought it might be nice to share what The Steepery Tea Co. has been up to recently that has kept us so busy. One of the main reasons I created The Steepery Tea Co. was to share my tea knowledge and experiences with the local community to promote...

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