Friday, April 8, 2016

Friday Round Up: April 3rd - April 9th

Wild and Loose
Lisa of +Tiny Pinecone Teahouse and Bakeshop has been sharing some truly incredible blog posts about her travels in Taiwan. I'm living vicariously through each one of them.

Journeys and Passings
+Geoffrey Norman definitely has a way with words. He managed to respectfully discuss the recent passing of tea industry great Devan Shah alongside the exciting new beginnings of Tea Journey Magazine.

Zhang Ping Shui Xian Production in Photos
+Tony Gebely shared a very interesting collection of pictures showing how an unusual compressed oolong is made. Those little pillows of tea look absolutely delicious!

Bellocq Tea Atelier in Brooklyn
+Bonnie Eng visited one of my favorite NYC tea shops. It's a place that is hard to describe to those who haven't seen it. Now I can just send them this post. Her beautiful pictures really do their space justice.

Gardener's Intuition & The Ancient Tea Bud
+Linda Gaylard had a very timely post this week as there's been a lot of debate lately about Ya Bao. Some claim that it isn't really tea at all. She brings up some excellent points and my inner tea nerd really loves the cross section photograph that illustrates them so well.