26 episodes

Steeping Around with Rekaya is a podcast where the host, Rekaya Gibson, discusses all things tea. Its mission is to inspire, educate, and connect with tea lovers from around the world. Gibson does this by offering: 1) Teatime - where she features teas that she likes; 2) Tea Talk - where tea learning takes place; 3) Tea News – where Gibson shares what’s going on in the world of tea from events, cool teaware, the latest tea trends, and everything in between; and 4) Special Steeping Around Segments – where the host "steeps" around the world to talk to tea shops, tearoom owners, and other experts in the tea industry.

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Steeping Around with Rekaya is a podcast where the host, Rekaya Gibson, discusses all things tea. Its mission is to inspire, educate, and connect with tea lovers from around the world. Gibson does this by offering: 1) Teatime - where she features teas that she likes; 2) Tea Talk - where tea learning takes place; 3) Tea News – where Gibson shares what’s going on in the world of tea from events, cool teaware, the latest tea trends, and everything in between; and 4) Special Steeping Around Segments – where the host "steeps" around the world to talk to tea shops, tearoom owners, and other experts in the tea industry.

    Review: Breville Electric Tea Kettle

    Review: Breville Electric Tea Kettle

    In teatime, host Rekaya Gibson features blackberry sage by The Republic of Tea. In tea talk, she reviews the Breville IQ electric tea kettle. In tea news, Gibson shares the tea flavors of the year by Beck Flavors and mentions the World Tea Conference and Expo coming up in March.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Breville IQ Tea Kettle
    amazon.com/shop/rekayagibson (affiliate link)
    The Republic of Tea - republicoftea.com 
    World Tea Conference and Expo
    worldteaexpo.com
      
    Source:
    Kiel, A. 2023, Jan. 11. Experts Name Black Sesame, Garden Mint, London Fog Among Flavors of the Year. World Tea News. bit.ly/3GUktRx

    • 4 min
    What is Honeybush Tea?

    What is Honeybush Tea?

    In teatime, host Rekaya Gibson features honeybush tea by Numi. In tea talk, she discusses honeybush tea, an herbal tea native to South Africa. In tea news, she announces the expansion of Clipper, a British-based tea company, to the United States.
    Mentioned in This Episode:
    Numi Tea, numitea.com 
    What is honeybush tea?
    What are the health benefits of honeybush tea?
    What are the side effects of honeybush tea?
    How to prepare honeybush tea?
    South Africa
    Clipper, clipper-teas.com
    Sources:
    Kiel, A. (2022, June 29). U.K.-based Clipper Tea Expands in the United States with New Packaging and Flavors. worldteanews.com/retail/uk-based-clipper-tea-expands-united-states-new-packaging-and-flavors
    Lang, A. (2020, May 19). Honeybush Tea: Benefits and Side Effects. Healthline. healthline.com/nutrition/honeybush-tea#bottom-line
    WebMD. Health Benefits of Honeybush Tea. webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-honeybush-tea#1

    • 4 min
    Loose Leaf Tea vs Tea Bags: What’s the Difference?

    Loose Leaf Tea vs Tea Bags: What’s the Difference?

    In teatime, host Rekaya Gibson features Happy to Be Me, an herbal blend by MEplusTea. In tea talk, she discusses the difference between loose-leaf tea and tea bags. In tea news, she announces a free Virtual Tea Chat event with MEplusTea in honor of National Tea Day on April 21, 2022 (United Kingdom).
    Mentioned in This Episode:
    MEplusTea – www.meplustea.com
    Happy to Be Me tea by MEplusTea – https://www.meplustea.com/product-page/happy-to-be-me
    MEplusTea Virtual Tea Chat registration (April 21, 2022) – www.rekayagibson.com/teachat
    MEplusTea Sample Tea Box - https://www.meplustea.com/product-page/sample-tea-box
    Source:
    Goodwin, L. (2019, October 2). “Teabags vs. Loose Leaf Tea: Why is Loose Leaf Tea Better Than Teabags?.” The Spruce Eats. https://www.thespruceeats.com/teabags-vs-loose-leaf-tea-766321

    • 5 min
    Black-owned Tea Brands to Support

    Black-owned Tea Brands to Support

    In teatime, host Rekaya Gibson features Chocolate Drop by Tyme for Tea Online. In tea talk, she highlights six Black-owned tea brands for Black History Month. In tea news, she announces the World Tea Conference & Expo being held on March 21-23, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    Photo Credit: Courtney Alexandria
    Mentioned in This Episode:
    Chocolate Drop by Tyme for Tea Online - https://tymeforteaonline.com/
    Candid Tea - https://candidtea.com/
    CALABASH Tea & Coffee - https://www.calabashtea.com/
    Brown Leaf Tea Bar - https://www.brownleaftea.com/
    Cup of Té - https://cupofte.com/
    Thés Lac Rose - https://en.theslacrose.com/
    World Tea Conference & Expo – https://www.worldteaexpo.com/

    • 6 min
    10 Ways to Celebrate National Hot Tea Month

    10 Ways to Celebrate National Hot Tea Month

    In teatime, host Rekaya Gibson features Taylors of Harrogate Lemon and Ginger Tea. January is National Hot Tea Month. In tea talk, she shares 10 ways to celebrate National Hot Tea Month. In tea news, she mentions the Laneway Tea Festival scheduled for February 12, 2022, in Brisbane, Australia.
    Mentioned in This Episode:
    Taylors of Harrogate Lemon and Ginger Tea - https://www.taylorsofharrogate.com/
    “Tea Blending 101” hosted by Just Add Honey Tea Company - https://justaddhoney.net/ and https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tea-blending-101-tickets-248841861707?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
    Food Temptress Cookbook Store - https://bookshop.org/shop/FoodTemptressCookbookStore
    Podcast episode: “Tea-Inspired Cookbooks”- https://steepingaroundwithrekaya.libsyn.com/tea-inspired-cookbooks
    Spotify – “Afternoon Tea Piano Playlist – Perfect Background Music for Tea Time” - https://open.spotify.com/album/2M8T3D4jWFFL5EnqiOhGMl
    Taste of Home: Earl Grey Tea Cookies - https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/earl-grey-tea-cookies/
    Rekaya Gibson’s Amazon page: “Gift Ideas for Tea Lovers” - https://www.amazon.com/shop/rekayagibson
    Sources:
    Brisbane City Council. (2021, December 21). “BrisAsia Festival: Laneway Tea Festival.” Brisbane, Queensland, Government (Australian). https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on-and-events/event/laneway-tea-festival-156939600

    • 7 min
    Reignforest Tea Bar

    Reignforest Tea Bar

    In teatime, host Rekaya Gibson features Indigo Punch by Harney & Sons. In Tea Talk, she visits Reignforest Tea Bar in Chesapeake, Virginia in her “Steeping” around segment. In Tea News, she mentions author Emily Winfield Martin’s collaboration with Harney & Sons.
    Mentioned in This Episode:
    Harney & Sons, Indigo Punch - www.harney.com
    Reignforest Tea Bar (Chesapeake, Virginia) - www.reignforestco.com
    Sources:
    Penguin Random House News. (2021, August 23). Author/Illustrator Emily Winfield Martin Extends Her Brand With "Wonderful Things" Tea. Penguin Random House. https://global.penguinrandomhouse.com/announcements/author-illustrator-emily-winfield-martin-extends-her-brand-with-wonderful-things-tea/

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

spearsa03 ,

Very informative

Nice job sharing light and focused content in a way that’s very engaging, providing the opportunity to learn more about tea.

Kamel B ,

Great Information

I truly enjoyed this first episode as in that short amount of time I learned a lot. I look forward to future episodes and I am a tea drinker and tea business owner

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