Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday Roundup: October 29th - November 4th

A Tea Renaissance is Underway in the San Francisco Bay Area

The lovely Anna at The Tea Squirrel contributed this awesome article to the last issue of my quarterly journal. For those of you that missed it, here's your second chance. Now I want to visit San Francisco even more!

Tea Tin Clock DIY

Bonnie at Thirsty for Tea is one of the craftiest bloggers I know. Seriously, she's like the Martha Stewart of tea. This week she shared a step by step guide to transforming your old tea tins into a clock.

A brief history of Japanese black tea

Japan is definitely not well known for their black tea. Florent at Japanese Tea Sommelier gave us a brief but very thorough history. There was a lot of info here I had not seen before and I'll definitely be digging into the subject further.

2017 Nannuo Mini Mushroom Shou Puer from Crimson Lotus Tea

I've been hearing rave reviews of these adorable little mushrooms from Crimson Lotus Tea. Char at Oolong Owl is always very thorough in documenting her experience. That's something I really enjoy about her reviews. In truth, I don't drink much shou puerh these days but I'm definitely intrigued.

A Series of Single Origin Tea Sonnets

Tea has inspired poets for centuries. This week Geoff from Steep Stories of the Lazy Literatus was inspired to churn out some Shakespearean styled sonnets. Drinking five different teas from Nannuo Mountain will do that to a person. I don't think I could pick a favorite among them though.