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September 15, 2017 @ 1:54 pm

The Weekly Steep || September 15th, 2017


This week in tea we see a critic of Sri Lanka's tea exports (in a good way), the death of a dog, and why puerh will kill you. Good news is that India is starting to brand teacups. Yeah, a great week in tea. It's The Weekly Steep!





  1. Sri Lanka Exploited

  2. Tea in Trinidad

  3. Cheese Tea Growing

  4. Equity in Darjeeling?

  5. Just a cool tea house

  6. Teavana still going strong

  7. Puerh will kill you

  8. Tea Cup Branding

  9. Spilt tea burns dog

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September 11, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

Tea Tools - Tea Scoop/Chashaku


Casually, tea is just some leaves, a kettle, and a cup. But what happens when we go deeper into practice and tradition? Water basins, charcoal, silk clothes, and hanging scrolls are just the beginning. In today's World Tea Podcast episode we examine a single utensil, the bamboo tea scoop.

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September 8, 2017 @ 11:27 am

The Weekly Steep || September 8th, 2017


This week in tea: pessimism in Chinese Millennials and how a tea company is capitalizing on it, why you should invest in afternoon tea, and yet another reason why you shouldn't order hot tea while in an airplane. It's The Weekly Steep!





  1. Matcha is trending Google

  2. Kenyan locals out of land

  3. Unilever Buying up Tea Biz

  4. Investing in Afternoon Tea

  5. China's Tea as Social Commentary

  6. Tea to the Rescue

  7. World Bank defends treatment

  8. The Irish Tea Trade

  9. Mile High Tea Club

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September 4, 2017 @ 5:32 pm

Unboxing Instant Tea || Talking with Cusa Tea


Don't go grabbing the loose leaf just yet, there is more than meets the eye here.  Jim Lamacusa, the founder of Cusa Tea, was kind enough to send us their whole product line of premium instant teas to review. We'll admit we were cynical of the claim "premium" but came around after hearing the amount of effort and innovation that went into developing this product. This week all you'll need to do is add water as we jump into instant tea.


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September 3, 2017 @ 1:12 pm

The Weekly Steep || August 11th, 2017


This week in tea, Darjeeling. Still. Also, there's an amazing matcha dessert in Japan that looks exactly like a Zen garden. Serious eats right there. Thinking of hosting a Japanese tea party? Beware of cultural appropriation and Tumblr. Oh, Drake is totally into matcha drinks and so should you be too. It's The Weekly Steep!


  1. China's growing coffee trend

  2. The dark side of detox tea

  3. Drake is the new Matcha

  4. A New Electric Kettle, but Square?

  5. A Culturally Appropriate Tea Ceremony?

  6. Serious Matcha Desserts

  7. Seriously, more Darjeeling!

  8. Darjeeling and Charted Accountants

  9. Fruity Chaga Tea

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September 1, 2017 @ 12:17 pm

The Weekly Steep || Sept. 1st, 2017


This week in tea we talk dust. Literally. No joke. It's all dust and then something about tea being healthy and Teavana being sued. Enjoy!


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  1. Starbucks being sued

  2. A tea murder mystery

  3. Turkey & Pakistan tea factories

  4. Bangladesh tea prices

  5. Bubble Tea Rampage

  6. More reasons to drink tea

  7. Switching to Tea

  8. England's Tea Obsession

  9. Coonoor Tea Auction

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August 28, 2017 @ 6:00 am

From Tea Hater to Tea Lover || 3 Leaf Tea


Sitting down with Luciana, proprietor of 3 Leaf Tea, we come to learn how one's distaste for tea can change in a single cup. Now operating her own store, Luciana sells flavorful matcha blends to her customers. Being able to relate her own experiences to those faced by her customers is a sign of great care and consideration. Tea can be full of hurdles for someone trying to learn about it. It does the industry well to have people like Luciana to spread the love.

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August 25, 2017 @ 1:25 pm

The Weekly Steep || August 25th, 2017


This week in tea we've got a whole lot of...stuff. Elephant certifications are now a thing. A bank's management decides to cut back on tea to save a dime. And if you need to sell an expensive painting, there maybe a tea shop in Vancouver that can help you out. It's The Weekly Steep!









  1. Olive tea

  2. Elephant Safty and Tea

  3. Tea & Diplomacy

  4. When in Chocolate Doubt...

  5. Bank suspends afternoon tea

  6. An infographic on Brits habits

  7. Growing Tea Fads

  8. Anyone need a Fence

  9. Georgia Grown

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August 18, 2017 @ 2:33 pm

The Weekly Steep || August 18th, 2017


This week was loaded with tea health benefits and caffeine. Yeah. Exciting stuff. Oh, and poorly written and researched articles. Fortunately, you can learn about hidden Chinese tea academies and why the British don't purchase tea in cafes amongst my ranting. It's the Weekly Steep!


  1. Why cafes suck at serving tea

  2. 10 Facts about Tea

  3. Chinese Tea Academy

  4. How to get caffeine

  5. An Attempt to Describe Tea

  6. Inida's downward trend

  7. Ranting about Benefits

  8. No UK Tea Bars

  9. The Sip Sencha Diet

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August 17, 2017 @ 6:59 pm

Unboxing with Sips by || Value in Subscriptions


Need a tea fix but don't know what to get? Sips By has your solution. In today's podcast, we sit down with Staci of Sips By and unbox a package. A few weeks prior we completed Sips By's online quiz and we were totally impressed with the variety of teas we received. Never did we expect to see the value found in our box. So, if you'd like to get some variety in your tea cupboard, you now know exactly who to call. Even better, support their Indiegogo campaign.


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