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About Us

The Steepery Tea Co. is a Brisbane tea retailer and tea wholesaler that has curated a selection of exceptional pure leaf teas1 from a variety of the world’s tea producing regions .

We identify those teas that are characteristic of the terroir2 in which they are produced, showcase the skill of the tea maker and exhibit remarkable flavour profiles to allow you to experience the diversity of single-origin tea.

We also operate Brisbane based Tea Education Programmes that provides our local tea community with structured, yet flexible, learning opportunities to make true tea as approachable and accessible to people as we can. 

We love growing the Brisbane tea community (Australia) by organising low cost and free events for tea enthusiasts of The Brisbane Tea Meetup. We also regularly host tea workshops and tea events to foster tea appreciation, tea knowledge and culture. 

To enrich your tea experience we share a range of selected teawares that are beautiful and functional, crafted to promote tea culture and authentic tea preparation. We maintain a small collection of handcrafted teaware produced by local ceramists and support their craft in shaping the modern expression of Australian tea culture. 


“At the centre of The Steepery Tea Co. is a deep respect for the tea and the skilled hands that have created its best form. We hope to inspire you on your tea drinking journeys"


1 we define pure leaf tea as those produced from a specific variety or cultivar of the Camelia Sinensis tea plant

2 Terroir refers to elements within the natural environment and include latitude, water, weather systems, soil, cultivar, horticultural practices, topography, altitude, micro-climate and insects 

The face behind the brand

Hello! Thanks for visiting The Steepery Tea Co’s online store.

I fondly recall making my Mum and Dad tea. In our house, the kettle was always the first thing to go on in the morning, when you walked in the door or when a visitor came around. It was not a grand affair, but a ritual all the same, one that evokes warm and happy memories.

I am fortunate to have travelled extensively and have called both the UK and Australia home. During these travels, I immersed myself in global tea culture visiting tea houses, tea stores, tea masters and tea estates whenever the opportunity presented.

It is these experiences and being passionate about the world of tea that led to the creation of The Steepery Tea Co. My aim is to share enjoyable and enriching tea drinking experiences that draw upon some of the most interesting elements of global tea culture.

I am a tea practitioner that has a thirst for ongoing tea knowledge focussing on travelling to origin to enrich and extend my own understanding and skills. Tea learning is incremental and it also moves forwards and backwards on a continuum. The more you learn about an aspect of tea the more you realise how much more you may not know. This is the intriguing and beautiful thing about this beverage so I will always consider myself a tea apprentice. My personal tea interests centre around Taiwanese and Japanese tea as well as the entire category of black or red tea.

I hope you enjoy looking around my store and please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or feedback on the teas and teawares you find.

Warmest regards
Kym Cooper
The Steepery Tea Co.

The Steepery Tea Co. founder Kym Cooper