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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.

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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2018 Japan tea study tour

By Kym Cooper. Posted

I can't quite put my finger on why but 2018 has been an incredible year for The Steepery Tea Co. We are moving into our third year of being in the tea business, continuing to learn and evolve, and feel that this year has been pivotal in so many ways. Without a doubt, the highlight was being awarded the opportunity to participate in the 2018 Japanese Tea Export Council (JTEC) tea study tour to Japan visiting Shizouka and Kagoshima prefectures. Today I wanted to share some images and highlights. And if you are interested I might follow up with some subsequent posts about Japan. I have...

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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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In pursuit of tea knowledge: tea resources for the emerging teaist

By Kym Cooper. Posted

When I reflect on my tea journey to date I always wonder if the path I took to pursuit tea knowledge may have been different if I didn't approach it as haphazardly as I did. Would I have arrived at a different point? Or would I have arrived at the same point perhaps via a different path? For me, it doesn't really matter as my personal journey to acquire tea knowledge has certainly not ended. If anything, with every new tea I drink or new tea practitioner I meet, comes the realisation that tea is fluid and dynamic and mastering...

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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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