Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Round Up: March 22nd - March 28th

Cooking with Tea - Matcha Fruit Salad Dressing
+Leaf in Hot Water posted a delicious sounding salad dressing recipe that uses matcha. My last attempt at this was less than appetizing looking so I'll definitely have to try their version.

The Passing of a Tea Shaman
On a somber note, the tea world was dealt a loss earlier this week when we all learned about the passing of Steven Smith. +Geoffrey Norman's tribute was touching and personal.

Yes Chef: Genmaicha Do-It-Yourself
Anita over at Chai Bella shared a great how to on toasting your own rice for genmaicha. I will definitely be giving this a try as I have got a ton of sencha on hand right now.

Five bits of tea trivia that are WRONG!
+Gary Robson's blog is one of the most entertaining and informative retailer blogs out there. In this post he disproves some tea facts that I have seen repeated over and over again. As I am gearing up to start on my own tea book, this is definitely food for thought.

Learn to distinguish old and fake raw puerh
The Tea Masters blog is one of the posts that I look forward to the most because of Stephane's depth of knowledge. This week, he shows us a comparative tasting where he taught a student how to spot a fake puerh by tasting the leaves rather than by the wrappers (which are easily forged).