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July 31, 2017 @ 2:16 pm

An Interview with Teforia


The Teforia has been getting some critical press around the internet. Some good and some well, not so good. During the World Tea Expo 2017 we were able to meet with Teforia's inventor, Allen Han, and discuss the device from tip to stem. Boasting a sleek design and seamless interface hides the fact that both the Teforia Leaf and the Teforia Classic both host some impressive technology. The price tag reflects this, but as our podcast goes to show, there is something to be said about one man's passion for perfection.

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July 28, 2017 @ 9:51 am

The Weekly Steep || July 28th, 2017


Another week with more tea news coming right at you. Buy your Dragon Well green tea now, poor weather may increase prices next year. Oh, Teavana is closing down so get ready for some deals coming your way. A Turkish tea master competes in China and we finally have a nutritional breakdown on bubble tea. Drink up!

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Top Tea News

  1. Teavana going under

  2. Tea Cocktails at the Lucky Dragon

  3. The best tea bag tea

  4. Bubble Tea Nutrition

  5. Tea Colour Chart

  6. World Tea Cultures

  7. Assam in Rwanda

  8. Turkish Tea Master

  9. Dragon Well is drying up

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July 21, 2017 @ 4:02 pm

The Weekly Steep || July 21st, 2017


We take a local feel to this week's episode and focus on the issues and news surrounding towns, villages, and associations. Elephants needing protection from tea fields? We got it. A new tea menu in Portland, Oregon? We got that too. Hurling jugs of tea at your manager? Yeah, it happens. All this and more on The Weekly Steep.


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Top Tea News:

  1. Taco Tea Rampage

  2. Kenyan tea yields

  3. How to pay for tea?

  4. What is matcha

  5. Tea is on the menu

  6. The perfect cup of tea

  7. Weather in Darjeeling

  8. Tea for Elephants

    8.5. Tea and Ivory

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July 17, 2017 @ 4:33 pm

The Weekly Steep || June 2nd, 2017


What happened in the world of tea this past week? May 29 - June 2 has been incredibly flavourful. From a Limited Edition Canadian Jubilee Tea to kangaroos sipping out of tea cups, the leaves never cease to amaze!

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Top Tea News Things

  1. Purple Tea

  2. Stonerolled Tea

  3. Legends of Guan Yin

  4. Canada's Jubilee Tea

  5. A kangaroo tea party

  6. Kenyan Colonial Justice

  7. World Tea Award Finalists

  8. Japanese Tea Bags

      8.5 UK learns to make Green Tea

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July 17, 2017 @ 9:09 am

The Tea Explorer || An Interview with Director Andrew Gregg


The world of tea is indeed rich with people, cultures, and history. Today on the podcast I am fortunate to have director Andrew Gregg join me to discuss the upcoming documentary, The Tea Explorer. Premiering on July 23rd, 2017 at 9pm EST. The Tea Explorer follows self-proclaimed tea-junkie Jeff Fuchs along the ancient Tea Horse Road from Yunnan, China into Shangri-La, and eventually Lhasa, the Kali Gandaki Gorge, and finally Kathmandu. Throughout the journey, we learn about the importance of this forgotten trade route, the people along it, the places founded because of it, and how a simple leaf can be so influential. 


Special thanks to:

Andrew Gregg, Director of The Tea Explorer

David McCaughna, Publicist for the Rick Mercer Report

Michelle Pierce Hamilton, beTeas & the Tea Lounge 


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Be sure to check out the following for more information on The Tea Explorer:

Jeff Fuchs' Blog

The Tea Explorer Trailer on the CBC




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July 14, 2017 @ 4:50 pm

The Weekly Steep || July 14th, 2017


This week in tea we see a new matcha curry recipe making its way to market. Apparently, puttng bitter green leaves into a sauce makes it......bitter. Go figure. Also this week, we have the 150th celebration of Sri Lankan tea, in Scotland. Turns out the man who gave Ceylon a tea market is none other than a James Taylor from Mearns. Bottoms up, it has been a busy week.

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Top 8.5 Tea News Things

  1. Halifax Tea Shop Help

  2. Tea Party Van

  3. Global Oolong Report

  4. Pairing Tea in Hong Kong

  5. Bangkok Tea Money

  6. Matcha Curry

  7. Sri Lankan Tea Legacy

  8. Tea culture in Kochi

      8.5. Fairtrade tea in the UK




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July 8, 2017 @ 3:48 am

The Weekly Steep || July 7, 2017


This week in tea the Darjeeling strike continues, Nepal starts selling to Europe, Las Vegas offers afternoon tea, and a New York tea shop brings Ready-to-Drink tea to market.

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Top 8.5 Tea News

  1. Matchabar Bottled Matcha

  2. Organic Tea Market is Growing

  3. Tea Time Las Vegas

  4. Uganda 7% Higher

  5. Smith Teamaker inS. Korea

  6. Global Matcha Report

  7. Nepalese Tea Substitution

  8. Insight into Darjeeling

     8.5. Presidential Tea Stall


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