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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.

Our fixation on tea sourcing

By Kym Cooper. Posted

I have been wanting to write this blog post for some time and as I am in Japan on a tea study tour it seems timely to share our thoughts as we hope to make some new sourcing connections.   Tea sourcing has been an interesting journey and one we have fixated on since opening our online doors in 2015. Our core focus is getting better at the business of sourcing tea for our customers. We spend hours of time into searching, networking, cupping, connecting and maintaining relationships in tea.  The business of tea sourcing is very much relationship based built over...

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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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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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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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