The Cultured Cup

Nepal Gold Tips

Custom Tea Tray

Pu-erh Tea

Jinglong Tea Factory


Osmanthus Gui Hua Oolong

Unfolding Path Cave Aged White

Yerba Mate - Taragui Con Palo

My Tea Journey

Welcome to Just Another Tea Blog. My name is Shad Chancey and I’m just getting my feet wet in the vast world of tea. I tend to dive deep into hobbies and go all in. Tea was no exception. I come from a craft brewing background that began in 2007. I submerged myself into learning the art of brewing craft beer. I ended up moving to Boulder, Colorado in 2012 and opened my own craft brewery in Longmont, Colorado called Grossen Bart Brewery. I loved the world of craft beer and attended the Great American Beer Festival for five years in a row. In November of 2016 I decided I’d had enough alcohol in this lifetime and put the plug in the jug. For GOOD.

I turned over my half of the brewery to my business partner in 2017 and moved back to my hometown Austin, Texas. Grossen Bart Brewery is still thriving and pouring pints to this day! I turned my focus on non-alcoholic brewing in 2018 and formed Sharp-Wit Brewing with my friend Mike Gatlin. A Non-Alcoholic approach to Craft Beer. Each one of our batches is tested by the TABC to make sure it is below .5% alc. Brewing NA beer is very tricky and time consuming. Our Newton’s 3rd Law IPA and Occam’s Oatmeal Razor Stout are nearly perfected!

We were well on our way to start pitching to investors to open our brewery until a small road hump… Global Pandemic. So while that endeavor is on an indefinite hold, I found a new hobby that quickly became a  passion. Tea. The beautiful vast world of tea! I am now 100% dedicated to learning all I can about this magical elixir. I aim to use this blog as a reference to easily track and pinpoint all my favorite teas, learn from other tea enthusiasts, and make some new friends along the way! Bottoms up! 


*NOTE: The ratings and opinions are simply just that. “My opinions.”

Green Tea
Company: The Cultured Cup
Type: Green Tea
Temp: 175° Fahrenheit
Steep Time: 4 min.

Oolong Tea
Black Tea
Company: The Cultured Cup
Type: Black Tea
Temp: 212° Fahrenheit
Steep Time: 5 min.

Pu’erh Tea
Company: The Cultured Cup
Type: Pu'erh
Temp: 208° Fahrenheit
Steep Time: 5 min.
White Tea
Herbal / Various Tea’s

I found this video “Top 3 Teas for Newbies” by Don Mei very helpful to navigate my new tea journey!

Don Mei owns a teahouse in the heart of Camden, London. I would someday love to visit and sit down to enjoy a true brew.

I met So Han at West China Tea. Here he presents the tools of Gong Fu Cha, including their Chinese names and each item’s usage within the practice of Gong Fu Cha.

We are importers of farm-direct Chinese tea and artisan tea ware based in Austin, Texas. We’ve been serving the Austin community with tea, tea service, and a series of ever-larger tea houses since 2012. Tea brings people together – our mission is to bring people together with tea.

Tea Blog

Latest Posts