Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Round Up: May 24th - May 30th

Chemical Compounds in Tea
+Tony Gebely brings us a fascinating list of some of the chemical compounds found in tea. Thinking about the science behind it really makes each cup that much more amazing.

Sip It Slowly, And Other Lessons From The Oldest Tea Book In The World
I've really enjoyed NPR's Tea Tuesday series. In this latest installment, Jeff Koehler writes about Lu Yu and The Classic of Tea. I managed to find an inexpensive English translation years ago but they are almost impossible to find now.

Rolling In The Green with Den's Tea Sencha Green Tea Pyramid Bags
I love that I'm constantly finding new tea blogs lately. One that caught my attention this week was Drink Tea, Punk!, written by +Renee S. H.. She recently tried the green tea sampler from Den's Tea. This same assortment was my first introduction to Japanese green teas many years ago.

Podcast 022: Urasenka School of the Japanese Tea Ceremony
I always look forward to new episodes from +Ricardo Caicedo. In this week's episode he interviews Reina Sakao of Sakao Enterprise. I was especially interested in her comparisons of the different tea ceremony schools.

Da Yu Ling, sorrow and joy
Stephane of +TeaMasters shared a bit about the issues facing the industry in Da Yu Ling, Taiwan's highest tea mountain. Make sure you check out the video of the tiny monorail. I'm not sure if I'd be brave enough to ride that!