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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.

Water for Tea workshop - the Brisbane experience 💧 Entry #6

By Kym Cooper. Posted

Now moving on to the super tea geek 🤓 moments in our Water for Tea workshop. The tea tasting. Whilst our 2 hour workshop was not enough time to get too far into the experiments Dr. Monika Fekete (Coffee Sciences Lab) and I set up a blind tea tasting of 2 different teas using 6 different waters. We selected a Japanese green tea (Kuritawase sencha) and a Chinese red or black tea (Golden Steed Eyebrow honey). We had chosen these 2 teas as our experience with tea and water experiments to date has shown that these 2 have the most dramatic and...

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Why Create a Water for Tea Workshop 💧 Entry #5

By Kym Cooper. Posted

After starting what was going to be an amazing collection of Water for Tea blog posts this year it came to a bit of an abrupt stop when my many projects collided. I am pleased to report that my interest and passion for this subject didn't end and I have been doing plenty of learning and experiments behind the scenes that culminated in bringing an educational event together to benefit my local tea community. It became clear to me through your comments and engagement about water for tea that I wanted to first focus on looking at solutions for the...

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Tea Learnings whilst in pursuit of exceptional examples of Jasmine Dragon Pearls

By Kym Cooper. Posted

Jasmine Dragon Pearls (also known as Buddha's Tears or Mo Li Hua Long Zhu) is a seemingly straight forward scented green tea. But it has become clear to me that it is so much more.  I have considered removing it from my tea catalogue many times. But people love this tea, for me personally it offers a familiar happiness around those rare Chinese restaurant visits I had as a child. Plus when you understand the effort and care that goes into creating a traditionally scented tea I can not abandon it.  For anyone that hasn't experienced a Jasmine scented green tea...

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A collection of Japanese Teas you must try 🗻⛩️🎌

By Kym Cooper. Posted

There is no mistaking that something happened when I visited Japan for an intensive tea study tour last year. Without going into a huge amount of detail in this week's blog somehow I have grown The Steepery Tea Co's tea catalogue to include 10 Japanese teas. Can you believe it??!!  Whilst I love traditional Japanese green teas with all their savoury, thick and umami-ness I have to say I skirt the fringes with some of my other selections in my tea catalogue. So to help you navigate my unique collection of Japanese teas here is a little guide.  I only...

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From small ideas great things can grow...drumroll 🥁...East Forged Pty Ltd

By Kym Cooper. Posted

There is no doubt that East Forged has been the largest endeavour I have put myself to task since founding The Steepery Tea Co. (or even completing my Chartered Accountant certification). And in terms of ambition and timeline, East Forged Pty Ltd should outgrow my little micro business in the not so distant future (fingers crossed 🤞🏼).  These types of projects are not tackled alone and to be honest the journey has been made so much more enjoyable because it has been shared with my partner in crime, Tania Stacey. Tania and I first connected over our mutual passion for pure leaf...

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