Steeped in History: A surprise in every box!
The Teapothead posted about a blast from the past, those little Wade figurines that came inside of boxes of Red Rose teabags. That was how I started my tea journey. My mother and I avidly collected the animals series.
Tea Travels: United States
Tea Explorer recently visited New York and stopped into a few of my favorite places. I think his observations on the state of the tea market here in the U.S. were spot on.
Starbucks, Green Tea Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
The Everyday Tea Blog did some off menu experimenting at Starbucks. This combo sounds strange but I might just have to give it a try since I love both matcha and pumpkin.
Caffeine Content in 39 Tea Samples
+Tea Guardian shared an interesting analysis of the caffeine content in a broad spectrum of teas. This is a topic of discussion that often comes up in tea circles. There's still more research to be done but the studies cited are definitely a good start.
If you are a fan of puerh, you definitely to check out the musings of Hobbes over at The Half-Dipper. In this post he discusses a few different teas that are coming of age.