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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.

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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3 reasons our direct sourced single-cultivar matcha will delight and surprise you

By Kym Cooper. Posted

After a few months waiting we are happy to share that a fresh shipment of matcha has arrived in stock. Our matcha comes to you directly from a wonderful producer that we know our Australian tea and Brisbane tea communities will thoroughly enjoy. With most things we do at The Steepery Tea Co. our sourcing decisions are ultimately made by our connection with the producers and their stories. We lean towards innovative and sustainable farming practices and are particularly interested in single-cultivar teas. To be honest we had no intention to source matcha during our tea study tour to Japan (2018)...

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2019 Brisbane BrewIN 🍃 Creating the momentum for pure leaf tea

By Kym Cooper. Posted

Mark it in your diaries...the Brisbane BrewIN 🍃 will be taking place on June 22 from 9am-2pm at Wandering Cooks. The BrewIN is designed to offer those new and emerging Teaists an opportunity to connect on a deeper level with pure leaf tea. After a successful trial last year, the BrewIN returns, with the mission to enrich the local tea community with an elevated and engaged tea experience. Our highly curated list of tea specialists and practitioners taking part will allow you to experience many aspects the world of tea has to offer all under one roof.  If you have been...

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Meet our Japanese tea producers: the Watanabe Family

By Kym Cooper. Posted | 2 comments

In a lush paradise, in the world acclaimed (UNESCO) micro-climate of Yakushima Island, we source some absolutely stunning organic Japanese teas from the loveliest tea makers, the Watanabe family. Yakushima Is. is well known for some of the earliest budding Spring tea cultivars in Japan and for those not so familiar this Island is located within the Kagoshima prefecture. We are patiently waiting on the arrival of the 2019 Kuritawase sencha to share with you in our online Brisbane tea retail store.  We took the opportunity before the busy Spring harvest to ask the Watanabe family some questions. We hope after...

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A sneak peek into a tea experience with The Steepery Tea Co.

By Kym Cooper. Posted

Create a tea experience you would be proud of and want to attend yourself. This has been at the heart of all of the events I have produced for my customers encouraging both learning and a new way to appreciate pure leaf tea. For the past 18 months we have spent time collaborating with our good friend Tanya who runs an incredible food business called Indie Treats. Famed for their Brekkie Bars as well as other tasty morsels (that you can buy online...hint! hint!) you can also catch her in the Wandering Cooks kitchens serving out wholesome and wonderful food...

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