Hello! I’m Michelle and I love tea, pandas, travelling, and miniatures tea sets. Welcome to my slice of the internet – One More Steep.
My history with tea goes back to my early childhood. I’ve been drinking tea for as long as I can remember! When I was young, my tea drinking experiences consisted of a lot of Hong Kong style milk tea at home and traditional Chinese tea when I went out with my family for dim sum – there were many cups of shou mei and pu’erh consumed! I dived into the deep end of the expansive world of tea in late 2014 and haven’t looked back since. I drink tea on a daily basis and I love trying new teas whenever I can. Since I accumulated so much tea to the point it’s almost embarrassing, I decided to start sharing my thoughts on tea on the internet – which is when One More Steep was created in August 2015.
Unless otherwise stated, the tea, tea experiences, and accessories that I review were purchased by me.
If I was provided with an item for review, I will disclose it and give it an honest review.
Let’s Work Together
I love trying new teas! I am very open to working and collaborating with tea companies, brands, and shops. If you are a representative of a tea company or tea-related store and you’re looking for an experienced reviewer to help promote your brand/products, let’s work together to get your product noticed.
One More Steep is open to receiving tea and tea products for review, please contact me with details regarding your company and product(s). You are welcome to read my past reviews on tea and teaware to get a feel for my writing and review style. I’m open to reviewing products that can be received via post.
If you’re a local (Vancouver, BC) tea company who’s looking for reviews of your products and the afternoon tea experience that you offer your customers, get in touch with me! I love meeting people locally and trying out new-to-me locations.
I am from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. When I’m not steeping a cup of tea at home, I can be found knitting, watching the Food Network for tips & tricks to further my baking and cooking endeavors, and playing tourist in my own city. My tea shopping excursions nowadays tend to lean towards trying out new-to-me straight teas and blends as I branch out from my staples of Earl Grey and orange pekoe. To help support my tea habit and wanderlust, I work full time as a registered nurse at a community hospital in British Columbia.
While it may be seem sacrilegious to some, I will doctor up my tea with evaporated milk and sugar if the tea calls for it. This brings me back to my childhood filled with Hong Kong-style milk tea (which I traditionally make with orange pekoe, evaporated milk, and a bit of white sugar or honey, if I have it on hand).