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August 25, 2017 @ 1:25 pm

The Weekly Steep || August 25th, 2017

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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!

 

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TOP TEA NEWS

  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

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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!

TOP TEA NEWS

  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

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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.

 

You can also watch the video podcast here.

 

Music Credit: Funny Song - Bensound.com

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August 4, 2017 @ 10:58 pm

The Weekly Steep || August 4th, 2017

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With no Darjeeling tea left in stock, where is the world to turn? 'Nepal Tea' is now an official trademark. And Starbucks has some amazing tea on their global menu. Of course, us in North America are left with only Pumpkin Spice lattes. All this and more on The Weekly Steep!

TOP TEA NEWS

  1. Nepal Tea Trademark

  2. Darjeeling Dried Out

  3. What we don't get at Starbucks

  4. Green Tea vs. the West

  5. English Tea Theivery

  6. Green Tea Toothpaste

  7. Engineering Organic Tea

  8. Wize Monkey Tea gives farmers a boost

     8.5. No Tea Stall Reno

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July 31, 2017 @ 2:16 pm

An Interview with Teforia

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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

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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

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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

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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!

For more awesome tea podcasts, blogs, and vlogs, be sure to check out our website. Also, we'd love your support over at Patreon.

 

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

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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 

 

If you enjoy the podcast and have a craving for great tea, consider supporting us on Patreon for more of both!

 

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

Jeff Fuchs' Blog

The Tea Explorer Trailer on the CBC

 

 

 

Music Credit: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music 

 

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July 14, 2017 @ 4:50 pm

The Weekly Steep || July 14th, 2017

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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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