Tea Bowl Series: 刷毛目唐津 - Hakeme Karatsu-Yaki
I have four different bowls that I used for matcha but +Oca Ocani's post makes me want to add one more to the collection. Karatsu ware is really striking!
A Tale of Two Books
New to me blog Drink More Tea, did a great comparison of two of my favorite tea books. I'm looking forward to reading more of Collin's posts in the future.
Tea Ceremony for Mom
So many of my tea friends have bonded with their mothers over tea. I know that it was the same for me. Steph of Steph's Cup of Tea held a beautiful Japanese tea ceremony for her mom. For another perspective of the special event, check out Marilyn's post at Delights of the Heart.
Deciphering a mystery tea: a beginner's guide to reading tea leaves
Scottea gives us another insightful post, this time about deciphering mystery teas. If only they all could be Duck Shit!
Teamail Day: A Beginner's Guide to Yunnan Sourcing
Cat Lait Tea wrote an awesome guide to one of my favorite tea vendors, Yunnan Sourcing. I love their offerings but it can be overwhelming when you're first starting out. There's some really great tips here.