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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.

Let the (water for tea) journey begin! Entry #1

By Kym Cooper. Posted

Water for tea. I am not going to lie this is a huge topic and one that I have been reluctant to make a start on due to a fear of heading down a rabbit hole that likely has no single end point. I am not an expert nor am I a scientist but I have a vested interest in water as a tea practitioner and as a tea retailer. The reason I have chosen to look more closely at this topic is not to make the tea making process more complex or scientific. But because as my tea practice...

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A tea conversation with Sofie Vercauteren

By Kym Cooper. Posted

Our next international tea guest on Tealosophy is Sofie Vercauteren also known as @tearistasofie on Instagram. In addition you can find her on Facebook and on her Tearista website. For those following this series you will know I met Sofie in 2018 whilst studying tea together in Japan. I can actually recall the very moment I started following Sofie on Instagram. She was in China and in her caption she shared that she was on a lengthy tea journey throughout a number of tea growing regions. I was intrigued about the type of person that would invest so heavily in...

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A tea conversation with Marjolein Raijmakers

By Kym Cooper. Posted | 1 comment

I first encountered Marjolein Raijmakers via her beautifully curated Instagram feed all about her passion for tea. We love her images but you will understand (because we like our words) that we enjoy reading her captions equally as much. She takes the time to describe the moment, the intention, the experience so well that you feel as though you are right next to her on the journey. Whilst participating in the 2018 Japan Tea Export Council's tea study tour who did I happen to be sitting next to on the first day? You guessed it. The most kind-hearted and loveliest tea person...

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Introducing some of our inspiring international tea friends

By Kym Cooper. Posted

The beautiful thing about the tea world is that when you have a passion and enjoyment for tea there are so many tea friends to be made through online communities. Whilst we are often inspired and gain new tea knowledge through our mobile screens and computers sometimes the planets align and you are fortunate to meet those people in person! While we shared much of our 2018 tea study trip to Japan with you last year, I didn't ever really say that one of the most incredible parts of the trip was the opportunity to study tea with an incredible group...

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Imagine if 2019 is the year for real tea here in Australia

By Kym Cooper. Posted

We may not be about to see a third wave tea movement here in Brisbane, Australia just yet. But something happened in 2018 that has allowed us to imagine the real possibility that we will see true tea find a larger footing in this market in the near future. In just over 3 years since we started our tea business we have seen a huge shift and growing interest in tea.  When I talk about tea, it is the true tea or real tea, the buds and leaves that come from the Tea Plant (Family ~ Theaceae; Genus ~ Camelia...

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