Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Round Up - September 21st through September 27th

Need to Know (Sept. 22, 2014)
Tea Biz is my go to source for the latest industry news. Dan Bolton reports from the North American Tea Conference and shares news about an exciting new venture for tea friend +Tony Gebely.

Tea and Wine: A Comparison
+Ricardo Caicedo does a great job of explaining the similarities between tea and wine. Having worked at a wine store in the past, I can tell you that he is right on the money. I never became very interested in wine though because tea offers a much better bang for your buck :)

Spotlight: Dona Chai
+sara shacket of Tea Happiness recently brought to my attention a brand of chai concentrate that I had not known about before. I'm a big fan of homemade lattes so I may have to pick some up.

Record Price: Makaibari
+Rajiv Lochan penned a thoughtful post on T Ching about a recent news story. Makaibari estate made headlines when one of their teas sold for a record price of $1,850 per kilo.

Are robots more likely to have good shoes or to drink good tea?
+Xavier Lugherini over at Teaconomics always gets me thinking. He sums it up best when he says "drink tea but don’t expect wonders apart from the taste and the experience". I couldn't agree more!