September 8, 2009

Steepster – Find and Discuss Great Tea


If you’re a tea drinker, you’ll no doubt be excited to hear about the new tea-lover’s website, Steepster. Steepster functions as both a tea log and a sort of social networking site. If you’re obsessed with tea, then you’ve probably thought once or twice about keeping track of all the different kinds of tea you’ve tried and Steepster makes it easy to do this: you simply add the tea you drink into your log, while highlighting your favorites. Of course, there’s also the place where you can browse what others are drinking. While this isn’t necessarily the focus of Steepster, it’s what we like best about the site—tracking others, trying their recommendations, and making friends with others who love tea as much as we do.

A few other things we love about Steepster include the “Shopping” option, where you can browse and buy your favorite tea online. We also like that you can have Steepster brag about your favorites via 3rd party sites such as Twitter. Overall, there aren’t a lot of other sites out there like Steepster, and we definitely think it could become the place to be for people who love drinking tea.

Practical Uses:

  • Introduce your family and friends to your favorite kinds of tea
  • Find the best herbal tea to help you sleep at night
  • Make a connection with fellow tea lovers

Insider Tips:

  • Set Steepster to send updates to other sites
  • Add friends to your recent activity to follow your favorite tea drinkers
  • Browse the shopping list to purchase your favorite tea
  • Sort by “most popular” to find some of the best teas out there

What we liked:

  • Great resource for people obsessed with tea
  • The shopping list is a great addition to the site

What we didn’t like:

  • No major complaints, though we’d like to see more tea varieties added to the database


Company Info:

  • Launched: March 2009
  • Owned by Disrupto
  • Headquarters: New York City
  • Founded by : Jack Cheng, Mike Potter and Jason Roos
  • Web site:


  • Free


  1. I am ver much impressed , also excited . I found the site very very useful, informative and and a stimulating guide.
    However there are many more tea brands that did not find a place in this. Especially tea brands from India.

    I wish to be a proud member of Steepster.

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