Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday Round Up: October 23rd - October 29th

Sakurai Japanese Tea Experience
Ariel Drinks Tea wrote about a place in Tokyo that has definitely been added to my tea travel wishlist. There is nothing quite like truly experiencing tea in beautiful surroundings, especially when you get to share it with friends.

Dong Ding Farmer and Tea: Deciding on a Tea
Shiuwen Tai of +Floating Leaves Tea has been sharing some wonderful stories from her years of sourcing tea in Taiwan. I love how she really brings the farmer's personality to life. Learning about tea on the ground isn't always easy but it sure seems to be well worth the effort.

The 3 Essential Tools for a Wonderful Tea Experience
+Lu Ann Pannunzio's blog post this week really drove home an important point, at the end of the day tea is nothing but leaves and water. Tea fanatics sometimes focus so much on the ceremony of it all that we forget about the tea itself.

Give me Guangdong or Give me death. Factory Tea Report
+Tea DB's periodic tea reports are an underappreciated treasure for the tea world. The world of factory tea can be hard to navigate, especially when you're first starting out. This post makes an awesome guide and I'll definitely be referring to it in the future.

Charleston Tea Plantation
Gabie from Tea End Blog visited the Charleston Tea Plantation in South Carolina. This place has been on my bucket list for some time and the pictures she took are absolutely breathtaking. I just wish Bigelow would stop advertising it as the only tea garden in the United States. They may have been at one point but we all know that there are lots more now!

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