Japanese Green Tea in Flux
+Ricardo Caicedo hosted an interesting guest post on his blog about the state of the tea industry in Japan. While U.S. tea drinkers have become more interested in higher quality Japanese teas, it seems that they are experiencing the opposite affect locally.
Fujian Face-Off! Lapsang Souchong vs Jin Jun Mei
+Geoffrey Norman is a bit of a regular in the Friday Round Up lately. I can't help it, I just love his mix of humor or tea knowledge.
She and He and Tea
+Robert Godden penned a very thought provoking post on gender issues in tea. It was uncharacteristically on topic and not quite as ranty as I had hoped :)
Afternoon Tea at The Palm Court
I love reading multiple perspectives, especially when it's tea friends like +Jee Choe and +Georgia Silvera Seamans. Notes On Tea and Oh, How Civilized is how you might usually know them. Believe it or not, I have never been tea at the Plaza even though I technically work there.
Shoes & Tea
+Darlene Meyers-Perry always has a wonderful sense of aesthetic and she's a girl after my own heart when it comes to certain things, like shoes! In this short but sweet post she pairs shoes with teaware.