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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.

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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3 tips to add a tea cupping practice into your tea life

By Kym Cooper. Posted

I started to take tea seriously, moving beyond just being the friend that knows a bit about tea into the full on tea nerd space where my friends dreaded asking me to come over for for a cup of tea for fear of not making it properly, over a decade ago. One of my biggest regrets was not being more systematic about my approach to tea and having to rely on my memory for the impressions I had for certain teas at a specific point in time. I wish I had been introduced to tea cupping earlier in my life...

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