Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Round Up: April 12th - April 18th

Time for the Tea Buyer Tutorial
One blog that I look forward to reading every spring is Tea Adventures, written by Winnie of Teance. I live the harvest in each region vicariously through her frequent and refreshingly candid posts. This one in particular made me giggle a bit this week.

Amazing Tea Race
Speaking of living vicariously, the team at +Tealet is off on this year's amazing tea race. Rather than picking just one post, I suggest checking out their entire journey.

Roasted Blackberry Matcha Pops
+Bonnie Eng at Thirsty for Tea is always coming up with the most delicious sounding recipes. This one really caught my eye because it combines two of my favorite things, matcha and blackberries. I've never thought of roasting them in the over before but I will definitely be giving it a try soon.

2013 Raw Pu'er Maocha from Misty Peak Teas
It was good to see +Danielle Pigeon dusting off her gaiwan and posting again. Her descriptions of +Misty Peak Teas maocha were spot on. This is one of my favorite puerhs for a reason. I just love that sweet Yiwu leaf juice.

Specialty Tea Manifesto
I believe I've mentioned it here before but Austin of +Seven Cups Fine Chinese Teas (and lots of other industry folks) are pushing for standards in tea. This post does a great job of summing up why these measures are needed.