Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Round Up: August 16th - August 22nd

What's a Gaiwa and why do I love them?
New to me blog The Buddha-Mom Tea Blog wrote a bit about the hows and whys of the gaiwan. I couldn't agree more. I <3 gaiwans :)

Is tea pairing pretentious?
Stephane at Tea Masters Blog raised some very interesting points about tea pairing. My own thoughts mostly echo his, particularly "Pretentious: attempting to impress by affecting greater importance than it actually possesses.".

An Avengers Tea...Adagio Fandom Tea Collection
+Nichole Miller over at CuppaGeek put together two of her favorite things, POP figures and fandom blends from +Adagio Teas. I'm not really a part of any "fandom" but the ideas behind these blends fascinate me. It's a pretty cool way for people to discover tea!

Tea & Camping
+sara shacket shared her experiences having tea in the great outdoors. I love the enamelware that she used, especially the red marble cup. I may just have to pick some up for my next camping trip.

99 Years of Federal Tea Tasting
Leafrot brings us another fascinating post this week. I had only heard bits and pieces about the Board of Tea Experts. I'm looking forward to more about this as Abraham continues his investigation.