Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday Round Up: November 27th - December 3rd

Google Is a Lazy Co-Author
+Robert Godden isn't one to sugarcoat his feelings, especially when it comes to something related to tea. In this week's blog post he highlights the myths that are perpetually repeated in tea books. This is one of my biggest pet peeves so we're definitely in agreement here.

5 of the Best Chai Brands You Should Try 
Tis' the season for chai. +Lu Ann Pannunzio put together a great list of some of her favorites. I never got around to trying the chai from Blue Hour Tea at World Tea Expo earlier this year and now I am definitely regretting it.

Helping an Aged Oolong Touch Up his Stinky Navel
I recently started following Funky Leaves, a new-ish blog written by an apprentice at Floating Leaves Tea. I have an electric tea roaster but for those who don't the method he shows for refreshing old tea could definitely come in handy.

The Tea Squirrel's Holiday Gift Guide for Tea Lovers - The San Francisco Edition
+Anna Mariani highlighted some really fantastic local companies, making a gift basket that would be a tea lover's dream. I would definitely be snatching all of these items up if I lived on the west coast.

Things You Should Know About Matcha
+Eleonora made some important points about the poor quality matcha that is available to most tea drinkers. She also puts the spotlight on Nohohon Tea Room, my go to place for matcha bubble tea when I'm near St. Mark's Place in Manhattan.