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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.

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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Where to find us

By Kym Cooper. Posted

One of the most commonly asked questions last year was where could people find The Steepery Tea Co. Whilst we are primarily an online speciality tea business you can now find us regularly at Wandering Cooks (cnr Cordelia St & Fish Lane, South Brisbane) every Sunday morning. From 8-11am we serve up a unique range of high-quality single-origin pure leaf teas. Our tea service aims to demonstrate exceptional tea service. We prepare our teas using western or eastern brewing methods to draw out its best qualities and serve it to our customers to truly enhance their tea experience. We use locally handcrafted ceramic...

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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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Advocating for pure leaf tea

By Kym Cooper. Posted

As I approach the third year of being in the business of tea I have become quite philosophical about my role in the industry. My appreciation of tea deepens and my personal tea journey continues and I find myself spending more time as a tea evangelist for pure leaf tea. As a tea lover I feel it is a responsibility to see pure leaf tea being enjoyed and appreciated more widely. The challenge I have in my local market is that ‘real’ pure leaf tea, the tea produced from a specific variety or cultivar of the Camelia Sinensis tea plant,...

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