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Tealosophy

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.

Where to enjoy a quality cup of leaf tea in Brisbane

By Kym Cooper. Posted

It is hard to find a cafe or restaurant in Brisbane 🇦🇺 to enjoy a quality cup of leaf tea. Many of us 'tea drinkers' reserve tea drinking for the home as we have been conditioned by so many poor and low value tea experiences out - bad tea or bad service, quite often both. There are very few dedicated venues in Brisbane that specialise in tea but if you look around you will find some gems that serve a small selection of quality leaf tea very well. With the exception of Lücha (definitely go and take a look at...

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The Ultimate Guide to Iced Tea and Cold Brewed Tea

By Kym Cooper. Posted

It's Summer time here in Brisbane, Queensland (Australia) categorised by hot and humid together with a La Niña weather cycle that also means more rain. The warmer climate ushers in the start of Christmas and New Year festivities in this part of the world! I can understand why you may not always be reaching for a comforting hot cuppa in these months. Trying to convince friends and family to drink hot tea to cool you down is a bit of a stretch when beads of sweat are streaming down your face even when you're sitting still. But as someone that continues to...

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Celebrating our Award-Winning Pure Leaf Japanese Teas

By Kym Cooper. Posted

Quietly the 2021 Tasmanian Fine Food Awards judging and awards passed by in early July. We choose to support these awards because 4 years ago the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania recognised the special significance of tea and created a seperate category for tea within their beverage schedule. We think that this action deserves commendation and support by the Australian tea industry to continue growing the demand for leaf tea.   We were delighted with the news that the 2 Japanese teas we submitted received Silver medals. The reality with these awards is that full credit is to be given to our...

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How you can make a difference to the lives of women in tea?

By Kym Cooper. Posted

The theme for International Women's Day 2022 is 'Break the Bias’. The quote below comes from the IWD website. Imagine a gender equal world.A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.A world where difference is valued and celebrated.Together we can forge women's equality.Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. As a micro business in the tea ecosystem I may not command buying power or have the impact of the bigger tea businesses but I choose to make a difference and empower women with every decision I make with The Steepery Tea Co. Whether it is...

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What is to come of pure leaf tea 🍃

By Kym Cooper. Posted

Whilst this time last year I was feeling largely optimistic about the future of tea, this year I am a little more reserved and believe we are facing some real challenges. Here are my observations to close the year out with the biggest take away being that the specialty tea industry is so small that it will take real innovation in the business model to allow it to profit in isolation.  Tea business closures My heart is heavy this year as we say goodbye to some well-known and loved tea businesses. These span physical and online stores across Australia (and...

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