Introducing a Brand New Tea Page
When we launched Steepster almost 5 years ago (woah!), we had an ambitious goal: Organize a community of people passionate about tea and give them the tools to catalogue all of the World’s teas. And, so far, we’ve amassed a rich database of over 40,000 teas with over 200,000 tasting notes.
We’re absolutely amazed at what we’ve been able to accomplish as a community. And now, it’s time to take the next step…grab your cups, here’s a second steep of our Tea Page!
A Big Opportunity
With so many teas on Steepster, we have an amazing opportunity to start offering a richer, more useful experience to help you discover your next favorite cup. With that in mind, we had a few goals for revisiting the tea page:
- Make it quicker and easier to understand information about a tea
- Include more useful details for each tea
- Help you track when teas and teaware become available for sale through Steepster
- Highlight interesting content from our awesome community
We think you’re really going to enjoy what we’ve done, so I’d like to walk you through a few of the new features.
Everything You Want To Know
You can add all sorts of details about a tea including: ingredients, caffeine level, certifications, and how a tea is sold (loose, tea bag, etc.). We’ve even started to extrapolate preparation recommendations and flavors based on your tasting notes.
You’ll notice a clearer button for purchasing tea or teaware. Most won’t be available for now, but on any item we don’t have in our system, with one click you can choose to be notified when that item is available.
You’re The Hero
Even though we created a platform for people to express their love of tea, we never imagined that expression would be so extensive. So we wanted to do a better job highlighting the lovely things you all do everyday. You’ll see special excerpts from popular tasting notes as well as photos snapped by your tea drinking friends.
At long last, we have a page for teaware! You can note the tea gadgets and accoutrement you own and use, then share your thoughts about what works best. No more listing the company as “teaware” or having to see a teapot as the highest rated “tea”. You can even differentiate between different types of teaware like cups & mugs or kettles.
We hope you’re as excited about this as we are. Although we think this is good progress, it’s just one more step of many to continue making Steepster the best place for all things tea.
We’d love to hear what you think about the new page, send us your thoughts (firstname.lastname@example.org) and don’t forget to log your cups!
The Steepster Team